Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

Hi there! For the past 17 years, I believed I didn't like pumpkins. Pumpkins, 'pumpkin-spiced' specials and more pumpkin-related thingies have been very hip lately and I didn't want to be the only pumpkin-disliker on this planet. When I stumbled upon a little recipe in Flow Weekly I gathered all my courage and created a little soup, adjusting the ingredients and making it my own. Even though the taste is something you need to get used to if you've never tried anything containing pumpkins, I really liked it and it was a great success (in my opinion - I ate this soup for 3 days after making it, 1) because I'm a student and cook for myself and am a terrible estimator and 2) because the soup actually tasted great).

the ingredients

3/4th of a pumpkin (about 350/400g) 
5 big carrots 
1 big or 2 small onions 
2 cloves of garlic 
olive oil 
1.5 vegetable stock cube

cut the pumpkin and carrots - peel and cut the onions - peel the garlic (but don't press it!) - bake the onions and garlic in some olive oil for about 2 minutes - add the pumpkin and carrot, pour about 100ml water on this - put a cover on the pot and let it steam for about 15 minutes - add 600ml of boiling water and the stock cubes - leave this for another 15 minutes - put the orange mess in a blender and blend!

Looking at these pictures makes me hungry. And hey - it's possible that it's not the 30th of October when you're reading this, but in case it is.. it's Halloween tomorrow! Wouldn't this be the perfect soup to start a night of horror movies? If you ever decide to make this soup, please let me know what you think!

have a beautiful day


  1. Oh my god this looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it out x
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  2. It looks so good, omg. I absolutely dislike eating pumpkins but pumpkin soups are some of my favourites!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  3. Yumm that looks so good! I love pumpkin soup so I am definitely gonna try it!
    Have a nice day,
    x I

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  4. It looks so delicious! I am a fan of this soup :)


  5. I found your blog through comments on WNTLM and I’m so happy I did! Your photos and words are so gently beautiful! Keep doing what you're doing! :)

    Whit xx

  6. Such beautiful photos! This looks delicious!

  7. It look so good! I can't wait to try it :) And your new banner is so adorable!

  8. Your new header is beautiful! X


  9. Love your new header! did you create it yourself?=)

    Rachel x

  10. Ik heb nog nooit pompoen op, het lijkt me gewoon niet zo lekker. Wortels lust ik wel graag :)

  11. Haven't been a pumpkin fan for 19 years so let's see if this changes x)
    The soup looks super yummy so I'll try it!! And it has carrots so yeah, it must be good x)

    Lots of hugs, A

  12. It looks so yummy! Your photography is amazing as well! x


  13. mmmm, this looks amazing!
    your blog is still my fav

    May x