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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Love {Pumpkin Season}

My obsession with pumpkin is crazy this time of year.  My mouth literally begins to water just thinking about pumpkin spice, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie or just about anything pumpkin related! 

It is during this time of year that I have at least one can of pumpkin in my cabinet at all times, and I obcess over finding the perfect pumpkin recipes!  I literally pour over Pinterest like a crazy person for hours looking for the most delicious pumpkin recipes out there!  And since I have already made pumpkin chili, pumpkin bread, and these delicious chai spiced pumpkin muffins I decided it was time, shall I say to branch out.  Queue crazy obsessive Pinterest searching. And after a solid  30 minutes (ok a solid hour) of crazy searching I landed on the following recipes as inspiration for the delicious soup that I made last night for dinner! 

Here was my recipe inspiration: 

The quinoa absorbs a ton of the broth so don't be alarmed if it looks a bit runny!  Serve with crusty bread or crackers and you have yourself a delicious meal! Also, if your looking for strong pumpkin flavor in this soup you will surely be disappointed!  But this soup is still amazing and flavorful, it got my sisters approval! 


Pumpkin Soup with Quinoa and Black Beans 
Inspired by the above
Serves 8


1 Can Black Beans Drained 
1 Can Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 
1 Can Fire Roasted Tomatoes 
1/2 Onion Diced
2 Cloves Garlic Minced 
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil 
1 Cup Quinoa
 5 Cups Vegetable Broth 
1-2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 
1-2 Teaspoons Cumin 
Salt and Pepper to taste 


1- In a soup pot heat olive oil.  Add diced onions and sauté until onions become translucent.  Add garlic in with onions and sauté until garlic becomes fragrant.  Now stir in your spices.
2- Add vegetable broth, pumpkin and fire roasted tomatoes in with your onions and garlic.  Bring to a boil. 
3- Once your soup is boiling add in 1 cup quinoa, cover your pot and bring to a simmer. 
4- Cook soup until quinoa is cooked (about 15 minutes).  Stir in black beans heat for 2 minutes and serve! 

Best enjoyed with crusty bread of choice! 

1 comment:

  1. hey nice post mehn. I love your style of blogging here. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Being Grateful For Your Health .
    keep up the good work.



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