Monday, June 16, 2014

Orange Soup

I must admit that I don't really consider myself a pumpkin fan.....
but I do love pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin pancakes, baked pumpkin and of course, pumpkin soup. I guess that does make me a pumpkin fan then!!!
One thing I have come to learn over the years is that just because a pumpkin soup is called "pumpkin soup", when it contains more than just pumpkin it tastes even better!
Here's a combination I love. All the warmth and fullness of a pumpkin soup with just a hint of curry. 

You'll need:
1 onion
1 small sweet potato
1 carrott
1/4 kent pumpkin (or other pumpkin of choice)
1 can chickpeas
1 Tablespoon curry powder
1 Tablespoon brown sugar (can be omitted)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon vegemite (trust me it works!)
Approx. 4 cups of vegetable stock

Chop all the vegetables. Drain the chickpeas. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover with vegetable stock (amount will vary depending on your pot). You can make this soup thicker or thinner depending on how much stock you use.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Once all vegetable are soft. Blend half with a stick blender.

You can also make this over a stove top. Just bring to the boil & then simmer til all the vegetable and soft.

Submitted for Meatless Monday A-Z: Yams (also known as Sweet Potato)


  1. I'll let it slide that you were on a different week - because I always love to see your recipes! :)

    1. lol - thanks ;-) So lost since coming back from holidays! I'm flat out remembering what day of the week it is!!!

  2. I know exactly what you mean about not being a pumpkin fan - but actually being one! I like your twist on the standard soup too.

    1. hehe glad someone actually gets it about the pumpkin issue ;-)

  3. I have half a pumpkin so maybe I will use some of it to make this!!

    My son suggested I watch "Forks over Knives", have you seen it? I have bought him the cookbook that goes with it along with it plus the book mentioned in the documentary "China Study" and its cookbook. I found the statistics really interesting and convincing (not that I need to convince you!!).

    1. Half a pumpkin would work perfect :-)
      LOVE Forks Over Knives - my favourite documentary!
      I'm well & truly won over ;-)