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October Recipes: Pumpkin Bliss … Hot or Cold!

For northerners, it’s getting cold. And for those in the tropics and southern climes, it’s still summer or moving toward it. That’s why we’re giving you two fall recipes. They’re both based in pumpkin … and they both taste like bliss. If you’re at home putting on an extra pair of socks and a scarf, read on for our simple pumpkin soup recipe. And if you’re still laying out by the pool, whip out your blender for some delicious pumpkin ice cream.

Simple Pumpkin Soup

 

Ingredients (Serves  3-4)

2 ¼ cups sugar pumpkins (or pumpkin puree)

2 cups vegetable broth

1 cup light coconut milk

2 Tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar

1/4 tsp each of: sea salt, black pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Halve two pumpkins (you can also use canned pumpkin). Scrape out the seeds and strings
  3. Brush the pumpkin flesh with oil and place face down on the baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a fork can easily pierce the skin.
  4. Transfer pumpkin to blender after cooling, and blend with remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour mixture into a pot and boil for 10-15 minutes.

Time to eat! Leftovers can keep in the refrigerator for up to a few days, or in the freezer for a month.

 

Sweet Pumpkin Ice Cream

 

Ingredients (Serves 6-8)

2 cups full fat coconut milk (Make sure it’s cold.)

1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree

1 cup coconut sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of salt

 

Directions

  1. Freeze pumpkin puree for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  2. Chill coconut milk in the refrigerator.
  3. Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender.

Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Still Hungry? Find more recipes here.

 

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