Do you have leftover cans of pumpkin from Thanksgiving? If so, don't let them sit on your shelf until next year, try this easy pumpkin soup recipe that is done in 30 minutes or less.
Canned pumpkin cannot replace the real deal of the "flesh" coming directly from the source, as word on the street has it that somecan producers use other squash remains and blend it together with pumpkin to "fill up" space. It's almost like the vegan version of a hotdog, which are the scraps of animal remains.
Regardless of the pumpkin's source, these yellow-orange squashes are packed with Vitamin A + C and beta carotene.
If you're not familiar with Vitamin A, this vitamin helps the body fight infections, vrisues and infectious and fungal diseases.
Alongside with fresh herbs that promotes additional wellbeing, this soup is a win-win for health and taste and reducing food waste. Enjoy!
Super Simple Savory Vegan "Cream" of Pumpkin Soup
Time: 30 minutes
2-3 tbsp vegan butter
2 onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 28 oz can of pumpkin (or 2 14 oz cans)
1 32 oz. container of vegetable broth
1 cup coconut milk from a can**
10-12 sprigs of thyme, (leaves removed from the stem)
1/2 tsp each of nutmeg, cinnamon + salt
pepper to taste
optional: 1 tsp of cane sugar
in a large pot, sauté the onions and garlic in butter for about 5 minutes. Next, add the spices and sauté for another 1 minute. Add the pumpkin, sugar and vegetable broth, mix and simmer for another 3-5 minutes.
Next, with either a blender or hand immersion blender, blend the soup together with the coconut milk. Pour back into the pot and simmer on low heat for another 5 minutes. Adjust the spices as needed and when it is flavorful to your palate, remove from heat and serve warm!
**Note: If you desire a thicker creaminess, add up to the entire can of coconut milk.**
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com