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Pumpkin and pepper cream soup

by Alice on ottobre 16, 2011

Ingredients 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil half a shallot, peeled and minced 350 g raw pumpkin pulp, cut into cubes 350-400 ml filtered water whole sea salt, just enough to taste freshly ground white pepper, to taste 1 yellow pepper, cleaned, peeled and diced fresh, cleaned oregano, for garnish dehydrated red peppers, for garnish […]

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Pumpkin and apple soup

by Alice on novembre 30, 2009

Ingredients 1 small pumpkin a pinch of whole sea salt filtered water (to cook the pumpkin) 2 apples (I used Red Delicious), peeled and cut into cubes or slices 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, and some more to serve juice of 3 cm fresh ginger root a large handful of pumpkin seeds half a […]

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This comforting and colourful dish is perfect as a filling appetizer or as a main course. In this recipe the polenta complements all the other flavours beautifully. The sesame seeds add a crunchy touch to the soft polenta and velvety, creamed pumpkin. Ingredients For the creamed pumpkin you can find the recipe here For the polenta […]

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Creamed pumpkin

by Alice on aprile 2, 2009

Part sauce, part soup, part side dish, this creamed pumpkin is versatile, simple and delicious. You can enjoy it as a sauce with almost any kind of pasta and other grain-based dishes. As it’s incredibly smooth, it makes a perfect soup. It can also be wonderful paired with beans. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients 1 medium sized pumpkin half […]

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Spiced roasted pumpkin

by Alice on marzo 10, 2009

If you love “the” orange winter vegetable as much as I do, here’s another easy recipe to try. This pumpkin-based dish is delicious eaten warm during the colder months, but equally enjoyable if served at room temperature (or even cold) as finger food. You can substitute the cinnamon sticks with ½ teaspoon of powdered cinnamon, although […]

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Pumpkin and chickpea stew with thyme

by Alice on marzo 3, 2009

This is a nice, thick stew for wintery days. The onion, garlic and thyme, togehter with the sweetness of the pumpkin, make this a special, luscious meal. The pumpkin and chickpeas combination will satisfy and fill you up nicely. Also works great as a starter or side dish. Fresh thyme can be substituted with dried thyme. Makes […]

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Pumpkin risotto

by Alice on gennaio 13, 2009

                     This is a smooth, delicate and warming risotto. You can definitely use a pressure cooker to cook the rice, but if you choose the ‘ordinary’ risotto cooking method, I think you’ll get a much creamier result. Here I substitute stock with plain water, as the miso provides enough salt and flavour. Makes 4 […]

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Curried Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

by Alice on febbraio 11, 2008

Is there anything more hearty and restorative than a bowl of soup, especially in the colder months? I think carrot and pumpkin go perfectly well together. If you’ve never combined them in a soup before, give it a try. It has a wonderful, vibrant colour and tastes of naturally sweet vegetables with a hint of spice and […]

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