Wednesday, August 15, 2012

PUMPKIN SOUP for a fall night

Pumpkin recipes will be cooked several times a week in my home throughout fall. We love pumpkin desserts, pumpkin dinners and even pumpkin coffee. Here is a tasty soup recipe sure to please any pumpkin comfort food lover! Fall recipes are some of my favorite to cook. What is your favorite cooking season?

PUMPKIN SOUP

Recipe courtesy of www.wellness-with-natural-health-supplements.com

Ingredients:

  • ½ regular pumpkin (rind removed) or butternut squash (rind removed) or 1 large can of 100% unflavored pumpkin puree
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 quarts low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chopped fresh, or 1 t. dried sage leaves
  • ½ tsp. chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 quart Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Plain Kefir
  • Salt and/or pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, chop the pumpkin and vegetables into small bits.
  2. Put the olive oil into the pot— heat; add vegetables.
  3. Cook and stir for about 10 minutes.
  4. Pour in the broth.
  5. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 40 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and let it set for 20 minutes to cool.
  7. In portions, put the soup back into the blender or processor and puree.
  8. Put the puree back into the pot and add/blend in the kefir, reheat slightly.
  9. Serve. To garnish, add a little nutmeg and sage.
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About Green Valley Organics Lactose Free

Green Valley Organics Lactose Free yogurts, kefirs and new sour cream were created to help folks who are lactose intolerant enjoy all the health benefits and great taste of real dairy without the tummy troubles, bringing peace, love and dairy back into their lives. From the makers of Redwood Hill Farm, a family-owned company committed to digestive health for more than 40 years, Green Valley Organics is a brand consumers can trust, made with organic milk that carries the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label, which is considered the gold standard in third-party certification for humane animal treatment.  Redwood Hill Farm and Green Valley Organics are the only dairy brands with Flourish, a custom blend of 10 live and active cultures that deliver millions of “good-for-you probiotics” in every spoonful. Dedicated to protecting the environment and green open spaces, Green Valley Organics is a proud supporter of the Climate Protection Campaign, Sonoma Land Trust and Sonoma Land Paths. Visit GreenValleyLactoseFree.com for tips on living with lactose intolerance, great recipes and more information on Owner Jennifer Bice and the company’s wholesome products and earth-friendly business practices, including the recent installation of a new solar energy system at the Green Valley Organics creamery.




1 comment:

Catherine said...

I just came over from the Gooseberry Patch. I love this idea. It would look beautiful on the holiday table. Please do stop by soon. Blessings, Catherine

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