Happy official first day of fall!!!!
Can you believe it is finally here?!?!
I am so excited. I know it’s probably still hot and un-fall-like for many of you, but let’s ignore that for a day and celebrate. I actually will be enjoying some actual chilly weather today, because I’m in Yosemite this weekend!
No, I’m not writing from a campground. I’m writing you from the past. I ate this yummy soup and wrote this post ahead of time so I could be sure that it went up on the official first day of fall! I had some strange urge to make it last weekend, and I’m really glad I did considering I did not feel like cooking this week. Now I have a fall recipe for the first day of fall!!!
I’ve been debating for about a month what my recipe post should be today. It’s one of my favorite days of the year, and I knew it had to be something stand-out. I narrowed it down to something pumpkin or a soup. So when I saw a pumpkin soup recipe in the back of this month’s book club pick Power Foods for the Brain, the decision was easy.
As was the recipe. I have a few of Neal Barnard’s books, and all of his recipes are simple, healthful, and quick to make. This soup was no exception, especially if you use canned pumpkin.
It would pair wonderfully with another Barnard recipe favorite, his herb and onion bread I posted last fall.
Creamy pumpkin…. Guiltless creamy pumpkin – look at those nutrition facts!!! Seriously!
I just made half the recipe. Feel free to double it.
from Power Foods for the Bran
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 C vegetable broth
2 C cooked pumpkin
little dash of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a few tablespoons of water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onions until translucent. Add garlic and cook a couple more minutes. Add broth and pumpkin and whisk until combined. Cook just until heated up, and add seasonings. Blend until smooth and creamy.
I topped mine with a swirl of creamy coconut milk and some cilantro. Delish!
Enjoy and happy happy fall!!
Nutrition facts per serving: Calories: 137; Calories from Fat: 19; Total Fat: 2.1g; Saturated Fat: 0.7g; Sodium: 776mg; Total Carbohydrates: 24.2g; Dietary Fiber: 7.7g; Sugars: 9.9g; Protein: 8.0g