My girlfriend Kara posted the most divine & SIMPLE “recipe” the other day for pumpkin soup & I was inspired to share it with you because it aligns so powerfully with my philosophy on health, & life in general-
Use what you have; tap into your inner knowing; create magic! ✨
So here is her very uncomplicated & very delicious pumpkin soup “recipe” which she was inspired to create after being gifted with a pumpkin from a neighbour:
-Roast pumpkin of choice- skin on- for extra goodness!
-Roast with onions (I had one red and one brown in my fridge), ideally garlic cloves too!
-Use a generous splash of olive oil and season with salt & pepper, plus a little paprika or cayenne pepper.
-Roast on 210 degrees Celsius until caramelised
-Transfer into a pot and add desired stock to suit the thickness of soup loved by your family- blitz it
-Once blitzed, heat on stove top, add a splash of cream (if you choose)
-serve & ENJOY (with crusty bread& butter for complete satisfaction!) 🙌🏻❤️
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And in case you’re wondering, pumpkins are sooooo good for us as they are loaded with antioxidant powerhouses- carotenoids – which gives the rich orange colouring
As well as vitamin B’s & C (E too if you eat the seeds!)
They are also high in pectins- a type of fibre that helps with satiety, blood sugar regulation & can contribute to cholesterol reduction!
So you see- comfort food (aka soul food) CAN be 100% good for your physical health too!
Let me know if you’re inspired to get a pumpkin on the chopping block and in the oven! 🙌🏻❤️
The Piccy here is from Unsplash
You guys likely know my love of Instagram for discovering mouth-watering food ideas that I just HAVE to try!
Well, here is one I scrolled upon the other day by the incredible James of Zimmy’s Nook!
Super simple, easy, nutritious and delicious!
Let me know if you give these a try 🙂
- 3-4 sweet potatoes
- olive or avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp each sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
- Cut the potatoes into fries
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and generously spray with non-stick spray
- Add fries plus a generous drizzle of oil, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika, then toss to coat.
- Arrange fries in a single layer making sure they aren’t touching too much. This will help them crisp up and cook evenly.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes, tossing/flipping at least once to ensure even baking.
- When the fries are finished, remove from oven, sprinkle again with sea salt
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