Hearty Pumpkin Soup

Halloween is over for another year, the rain has started coming in and the winter clothes are out properly. This is the best time of year for soups, and Hearty Pumpkin Soup will help you get rid of any excess pumpkins you might have still and satisfy any soup urges…

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I was not inspired by any particular recipe.


  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • small piece of ginger (about 1/2 cm in length)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 cup lentils (I used red lentils)
  • 1 pumpkin
  • 1 small beet
  • salt to taste
  • 1 red sweet pepper
  • a few toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish


Mince the ginger and garlic and set them aside together.  Chop the onion and set it aside in another bowl.  Peel the pumpkin and remove the seeds and lists.  Chop it into cubes about 1 centimeter in size and set them aside.  Peel the beet and chop it like the pumpkin before adding it to the pumpkin.

Heat most of the oil in a large pan.  When it is hot, add the cumin and caraway seeds and let them sputter.  Turn down the heat slightly and…

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