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).
3/4th of a pumpkin (about 350/400g)
5 big carrots
1 big or 2 small onions
2 cloves of garlic
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!