Simple Spicy Curried Pumpkin Soup

Simple Spicy Curried Pumpkin Soup

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Ever since I can remember, I've carved pumpkins every. Single. Year. 

Do you know how many years I cooked with ctual pumpkin. None! Well, that is, until this year.

That's right! I've officially broken into the beast. I hollowed out and roasted every ounce of that giant gourd, and I loved every second of it. Don't be fooled by how simple the ingredients in this soup are -- it's absolutely divine! If you're not really a pumpkin person, this could make you a convert. Seriously. 

I've been sitting on the recipe for about a month, as the holiday season and work have gotten the best of me! As you may have seen on my Instagram stories, I'm taking a podcast break until the beginning of 2017. I have so many incredible interviews lined up, and I just can't wait.

We also have some more big news, and I can't wait to share! Give it about one more month, and I can let you know for sure what's going on.

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In the meantime, try this excellent soup out!

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SPICY CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas (rinsed)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • Meat of 1 whole pumpkin or 2 cans pumpkin puree
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 4  cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1-2 tsp salt (and salt to taste) 
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. If using whole pumpkin, roast in oven on 425 degrees F until soft (approximately 30 minutes).
  2. In a high-speed blender, combine pumpkin, chickpeas, coconut milk and coconut oil and blend until smooth.
  3. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add soup and cover.
  4. Once the soup comes to a simmer (bubbles form at the top), reduce heat to medium-low heat, add remaining ingredients, and  cover. Cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately!
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