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The best homemade Pumpkin Soup

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I love Pumpkin and I love soup and I’m the only one in my household who loves both Pumpkin and soup, so this dish is always just for me! Lately I’ve been making it for myself once a week and enjoying the leftovers for breakfast or dinner and with my fussy kids and Hubby’s strict elimination diet, it works so well having some in the fridge and not have to cook 10,000 dishes every night of the week. Or so it seems.

Add turmeric not only gives it the vibrant sunset colour that’s associated with the root, but boosts immunity within the soup. I swear this recipe gets better every time I make it, and I enjoy it so much! I make it in my Thermomix but you could cook it all together on the stove top then blitz it in your processor/with a bar mix.

Homemade Pumpkin Soup

You’ll need:

  • 500g Pumpkin, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 Garlic Clove, peeled
  • 1 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 200g Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tbs Vegetable Stock Paste
  • 1 Tsp Tumeric Powder
  • Handful of Cashews

Method:

  1. Add the onion and garlic to the Thermomix Mixing bowl and chop for 3 Sec/Speed 5. Add the coconut oil and sauté for 3 Min/100C/Speed 2 (alternatively, finely chop your onion and garlic then sauté in a pot with coconut oil until translucent)
  2. Add 250g Water, the coconut milk, vegetable stock paste and turmeric to the mixing bowl. Add the Pumpkin to the steaming basket and place inside the mixing bowl. Cook for 20 Min/Varoma/Speed 2 with the Varmoa in place. (alternatively: add the water, milk, stock paste, turmeric and pumpkin to the pot and cook until the pumpkin is soft)
  3. Once the pumpkin is soft turn into the liquid, adding the cashews to the mix. Process for 1 Min/Speed 5 gradually increasing to Speed 9 for a smooth, thick soup. (alternatively: add the cashews to the soup then tip into a food processor and process until smooth)

I enjoyed mine tonight with some smashed avocado (with coriander chopped through it! Yum!). There are heaps of other options to add to your soups, or scoop it onto some paleo bread. Take 1 cup out and blitz it with more cashews to make it even thicker and it’s an awesome sauce for steamed chicken and fish too. 

Paleo All In One Thermomix Dinner!


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During the working week I’m time poor. While I weekly menu plan and can organise my pantry to within an inch of it’s life, I can’t find any extra time at the end of the day anywhere. Which is why I love these Thermomix All-In-One meals. Soup and Dinner without having to stand there and watch the dishes, dirtying 10,000 things and making one hell of a mess. No thanks, I don’t have time to clean that all up!

Also, no one else in my house eats soup, so making a simple meal like this feeds the family for the night and me for breakfast for the next two days! Win-Win!

I love the Chicken Volute meal but having converted to a more Paleo way of eating I wanted to cut out the starchy Potatoes and add in some extra flavour. So I created my Creamy Pumpkin Soup entree and Steamed Chicken with Vegetables with Spicy Pumpkin sauce main. I love Pumpkin Soup especially with a dash of coconut milk, just like my Dad makes it. It’s warm and comforting and reminds me of home.

This is a great dish for the whole family too. I’ll offer the kids some steamed chicken and vegetables without the sauce (they don’t like sauce anyway) and can spice it up for Hubby and I. Or keep it subtle and smooth. And the added dash of turmeric keeps the orange vibrant and adds a boost to your immune system.

Completely Dairy and Gluten Free and Paleo Friendly.

Chicken

Paleo All In One Thermomix Dinner

You’ll Need:

For the Soup:

  • 1 Onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 Garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 Tsp Ginger
  • 1Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 165ml Can of Coconut Milk (or make your own)
  • 1 Tbs Vegetable Stock Paste
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Leek, cut into quarters
  • 300g Pumpkin, peeled and chopped into inch cubes

For the Chicken Main

  • 2 Chicken Breast, cut into strips
  • 2 Zucchini, peeled into ribbons
  • 2 Carrots, peeled into ribbons
  • A small bunch of Coriander, stalk and leaves
  • 2 Tbs Cashews
  • 1 Pinch of Chilli Flakes

Method:

  1. Into the mixing bowl place the onion, garlic and ginger then chip at Speed 5 / 5 Seconds.
  2. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
  3. Add the coconut oil and sauce for 3 Min / 100 C / Speed 2. 
  4. Once sauteed, open the scales and add the 165ml of coconut milk then top up with water until the scales reach 500g. Add the vegetable stock paste and turmeric.
  5. Insert steaming basket into the mixing bowl.
  6. Add the Pumpkin and Leek to the steaming basket and put the mixing bowl Lid in place.
  7. Into the Varoma add the Chicken and season well. (If you wish you can add extra herbs here). Cook for 17 Min / Varoma Temp / Speed 2. 
  8. Check Chicken when the timer has finished. Add the peeled vegetables to the Varoma tray and put into place. Cook for a further 5 Min / Varoma Temp / Speed 2. 
  9. Check Chicken is cooked. If needed, cook for a further 5 Min.
  10. Once cooked remove Varoma and place on top of ThermoServer to keep warm. Remove lip and set aside. Remove Steaming basket using the spatula and tip the Pumpkin and Leek into the liquid in the bowl.
  11. Blitz for 1 Min / Speed 6 Gradually Increasing to Speed 9. 
  12. Remove most of the Pumpkin Soup into the ThermoServer, leaving just enough in to cover the blades.
  13. For the Sauce add the cashews, chilli flakes, coriander, salt and pepper to the remaining sauce. Blitz for 1 Min / Speed 6 Gradually Increasing to Speed 9. 
  14. Serve Pumpkin Soup first followed by steamed Chicken and Vegetables, covered in the Chilli Pumpkin Sauce.

Am I the only one to drink Pumpkin Soup from a cup?