Wednesday, November 10, 2010

THE Nicest Pumpkin Soup

1 small Pumpkin
4 small Onions
2 medium Sweet Potatoes
Olive Oil
Vegetable Broth
Garlic Purée

Dice the pumpkin, onions and sweet potatoes. Stir fry them in a pan for 5 minutes with some olive oil and garlic purée. Add vegetable stock and water to cover the veg, bring to the boil and then simmer until the sweet potatoes are soft. Grind in some pepper to taste, then put everything into the blender.

Result - two portions of amazingly sweet, comforting, yellowy, homely, warm, mushy goodness. It's so creamy and light it's hard to believe there's no soya milk or cream in it!

I also made Gerry some Sweet Potato Chews of my own:

I sliced them raw and put them in the oven at 140 degrees for almost 3 hours. They were really good, I ended up stealing some from him, and he went CRAZY over them, begging for more (hence the blurry photo)! I will have to wait for the ones I ordered to arrive in the post, to see what kind of texture they are meant to be. They are meant to be a veggie alternative to rawhide, so they are meant to take a while to chew, but mine were gone in an instant - maybe because they were too small (they shrank a lot as they were dehydrating). I'll have to experiment more...


  1. I love pumpkin soup & yours looks delicious.

  2. yummee, i made this the other week and loved it! and gerry looks soo cute.

  3. Thank youuuu! It's delicious indeed. Can't even remember where I got the recipe, I just googled it a while back!

  4. Don't blame you for stealing some of Gerry's sweet potatoes. They look yummy and that is such a cute picture!