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I’m still loving my weekly organic box deliveries. Summer provided plenty of zucchini and tomatoes, but as we ease into autumn, the box has also changed to reflect the new season.

Last week, that meant carrots and pumpkin amongst other autumn fruits and vegetables.

Yesterday was cold and damp, the perfect day for a smooth, warm, comforting soup.


Carrot and Pumpkin Soup

Adapted from Eatliverun

1 lb carrots, peeled and chopped

1 cup pumpkin puree (mashed roasted pumpkin)

2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger

1 shallot, minced

2 cups vegetable broth

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon coriander

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1 Tablespoons olive oil

Croutons, pumpkin seeds and flax oil to garnish


Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the minced shallot and sauté until tender, about five minutes.

  • Add the ginger and sauté for another three-four minutes.
  • Add the chopped carrots, pumpkin puree, broth, coriander, garam masala and salt, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes until carrots are tender.
  • Carefully transfer to a blender and puree. Serve with croutons, pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of flax oil.
  • PA091668

    Simple and scrumptious!


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    You may recall an earlier poetry post. This week, my students are learning how to write Haikus. A haiku follows a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. In true teacher fashion, I present to you my Food Haikus.


    Peanut butter toast

    Layered German whole grain bread

    Strawberry jam drips

    Mother Nature’s juice

    grapefruit, orange, apple

    carrot, ginger too


    Glorious lettuce

    A bed for veggies and fruit

    Summer’s nearly here

    After School Snack

    A slice of plain bread

    Sliced gouda cheese quickly tops

    No time for photos

    Snack #2

    My mom’s special treat

    Peanut butter chocolate

    Unhealthy but good


    Potatoes baked soft

    Creamy tuna salad stuffs

    Baked beans like frosting

    A small side salad

    No dressing, only veggies

    Too full to eat all

    I hope you all have a poetic day!

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