Food for Fall
Posted On Nov 01, 2013
New You Health Tip: Enjoy the benefits of pumpkins with this simple recipe.
Halloween may be over but pumpkins are still in trend. The pumpkin is a fast growing, low calorie fruit that contains a mere 100 calories per pound. This power fruit is also packed with nutrients, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, and E, copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Pumpkin can be used in so many delicious recipes from healthy pies to yummy pumpkin spiced lattes. Here we offer the perfect soup recipe worthy of new memories this fall:
• 2 hole organic pie pumpkins
• 1 quart of Organic Vegetable or Chicken Stock
• ½ cup of Organic Heavy Cream
• 1/3 cup of Grade A Mable syrup
• Dash of Nutmeg
• Sea Salt for taste
• Extra Cream, for serving
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place pumpkins on a cookie sheet and roast them until slightly shriveled and soft. Let cool and then slice in half and carefully scoop out seeds and pulp. Scoop flesh into a bowl. Set aside.
In a pot, heat up the pumpkin flesh with the stock and maple syrup until simmering. Mash out the big chunks, then transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor (or use an immersion blender) and puree until velvety smooth. Add cream and nutmeg, then blend again.
Reheat if you need to, or serve in a hollowed-out pumpkin.