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.
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
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
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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