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mhameline
Monday, October 30, 2006, 10:33pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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This weekend I tried the following recipe:

http://www.recipetips.com/recipe-cards/t--1646/pumpkin-soup.asp

Ingredients
-   2 pounds fresh pumpkin or 3 cups canned pumpkin  
-   1 large onion, diced  
-   3 cloves garlic, minced  
-   1 carrot, diced  
-   2 tablespoons butter  
 salt and pepper to taste  
-   4 cups chicken or vegetable broth  
-   1 cup cream or milk  

I ended up using canned pumpkin and veggie broth and didn't add any milk.  And it was ok but it was definately missing something.  Anyone have any ideas to give this more flavor.  I added ground beef to it since that was what I had around and then this morning I steamed some broccoli, kale and green beans and added that to it as well - overall it was ok but was really missing some type of spices or something.  Any ideas as to how to make it more flavorful?  I have a big pot of it left in my frige and would like to make it better so I'll actually eat it instead of letting it go to waste.  


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Jordan Alexandra - born 5/12/08
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adding a couple of tablespoons of nut butter makes it creamy!
thanks for sharing your recipe!
it sounds like a winner!


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Well, it's ok but not quite as good as I expected.  Hopefully someone will have some ideas how to give it some additional flavors.  Someone at work told me to add bacon - so I guess I could try adding turkey bacon?  


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I added in my above post:

the addition of nut butter helps to give the soup more body and a creamy consistency.


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In 2/3 tabs ghee fry an additional chopped onion until golden, add grated fresh ginger (1tablespoon, at least), one clove chopped garlic, one heaped teaspoon turmeric and fry all together for 2 minutes until the oil is fragrant. Add your soup to this all the while strirring until it is amalgamated. The flavoured ghee will pull it together and pick it up.
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Hi Missy,

I tried that a couple of weeks ago. Very similar recipe to yours, except that I put two handful of dried fava beans instead of carrot, and used ghee instead of milk/cream.

It turned out to be delicious! I could say it tasted a little like the red lentil soup I haven't had for ages.

I also let some of the soup sit in the fridge, it froze to be a delicious side dish, served cold.

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Quoted from mhameline
This weekend I tried the following recipe:

http://www.recipetips.com/recipe-cards/t--1646/pumpkin-soup.asp

Ingredients
-   2 pounds fresh pumpkin or 3 cups canned pumpkin  
-   1 large onion, diced  
-   3 cloves garlic, minced  
-   1 carrot, diced  
-   2 tablespoons butter  
 salt and pepper to taste  
-   4 cups chicken or vegetable broth  
-   1 cup cream or milk  

I ended up using canned pumpkin and veggie broth and didn't add any milk.  And it was ok but it was definately missing something.  Anyone have any ideas to give this more flavor....Any ideas as to how to make it more flavorful?  I have a big pot of it left in my frige and would like to make it better so I'll actually eat it instead of letting it go to waste.  

I would add some curry powder.  Curry goes wonderfully in pumpkin soup.  Also, fyi, next time:  instead of just leaving out the one cup of cream/milk, use one extra cups of broth (so you'd use a total of 5 cups of broth versus the 4 cups of broth suggested), and make at least some of the broth chicken instead of vegetable.  That will really add more flavor.




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Try adding some chopped apple and ginger and tahini or walnut butter. I like a pinch or two of cayenne in my squash soup too.


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Celery often improves soup flavour - it makes a 'salt' taste more intense. Bit of red pepper (capsicum) helps the colour even if I don't blend it. Chopped parsley on top looks good too.
Occasionally add cumin seeds while it's cooking (which is a component of curry), or toasted sesame seed sprinkled on top after (do your own or buy salt/sesame blend).
If you use too much liquid, it will always taste watery. Mashed sweet potato added can thicken it up if you don't cook it with the pumpkin initially.
If you are frying onions in ghee, can add the cumin seeds then to make them more fragrant.
Use cinnamon or nutmeg if you don't want a curry flavour.

I love pumpkin but can't eat much of it - used to live on it prior btd, it disagrees with me now...sniff.
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Hi Missy,

The original soup recipe looks delicious.

When you find a result your satisfied with, you may want to submit your version of the pumpkin soup to the Recipe Index.

Alia



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Yeah - if I get it to where I want it I will post it in the recipe index.  

Now here is one that I had yesterday at a potluck at work and it was very good and could be modified easily to fit blood type....

http://food.cookinglight.com/cooking/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=222950

This has been just what I've been looking for with soups too - so I will definately be making some of my own this weekend.  

Anyone know of a compliant salsa that doesn't have any vinegar in it?


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Green Mountain Gringo Medium Salsa
http://www.greenmountaingringo.com/
check if it comes vinegar free..........I haven t done that yet.....


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Here are the ingredients to the Green Mountain Gringo Medium Salsa:

INGREDIENTS: Tomatoes, fire-roasted chiles, onions, jalepeno peppers, cider vinegar, cilantro, garlic, salt

Cider vinegar is ok right?  Now I just need to see if I can find it locally somewhere??  Or maybe I'll just have to read labels at our Good Food store for one made with cider vinegar.  


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cider is fine for you, (being a secretor), yes.


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Green Mountain Gringo Medium Salsa
http://www.greenmountaingringo.com/

That is the brand of salsa that I buy. I have been using it for probably more then 10 years. We normally get the medium. I can get it at almost every store I shop at on a regular basis, Kroger, Publix, and both HFSs.

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cider is fine for you, yes.

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Well, I eat as if I'm a secretor - although I've never been tested to know for sure.  Hopefully I am a secretor since I just finished eating an apple


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I've added drop of cinnamon and cumin to my butternut squash soup so I guess it would go with your pumpkin soup.
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