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Remember those containers tucked away in my freezer, filled with pumpkin pulp? Well, if I inspired you to roast and freeze your pumpkin back in November, NOW is the time to reap your reward—spicy pumpkin soup in just minutes. contain the rest for pies and soupDefrost and add one container (2 cups) of pulp to a lightly sautéed sliced onion in a small soup pot. Add a heaping teaspoon of ground ginger and a healthy pinch of cayenne pepper to the pulp. Add enough organic vegetable broth to dilute and simmer 10 minutes. In batches, puree this mixture in a blender until smooth, adding one-quarter cup of heavy cream (or full fat coconut milk if you are dairy free) to each batch. Adjust seasoning with sea salt and black pepper and your winter warmer is complete. This makes about one quart of soup. Serve with crusty bread or buttered noodles. Just the healthy meal to warm both body and spirit! Try it—simple, wholesome, and oh so delicious.

If this soup is not consumed in one sitting, simply store in the fridge, up to one week, and re-heat on low heat. Thin with veggie broth to desired consistency.

To see the entire pumpkin roasting topic, visit my thank a pumpkin blog found listed in the left column of this page. Bon Appetit!