Seasonal Eating, spicy parsnip and pumpkin soup

I love cooking, and with three young kids I am practically always cooking!, they are not the type of soup eaters, but I miss the lovely feeling that soups give you, I even look forward to the cold days so I can have some soup!, anyway, I made this which was really really tasty and I thought of you!

Spicy parsnip and pumpkin soup… mmmm….

pumpkin soup

Ingredients:

Okay first things first, they way I cook is I open my fridge, see what is there and I put a meal together, so this is what I had that day.

I had a beautiful yellow, orange and green pumpkin (why didn’t I take a picture of it?, it was sooooo beautiful!). I put it in the oven at 200c until it was all soft and kind of collapsing inwards…

4 or 5 parsnips, they got peeled and chopped

2 or 3 celery sticks… chop chop

1 pointing red pepper, it looked like it only had one more day before it became a prune… choppy chop

garlic… I cannot cook without it

ground ginger (love ginger!)

red chili pepper flakes (hey!, the kids won’t want it so I can go for it!)

and extra virgin olive oil (they only thing I cook with, I am from Spain, some habits are difficult to shift)

I fried the garlic until the house smell of it 🙂 then added all the chopped bits and the spices, peeled the pumpkin and scoop it into the pan, cover with water, bring to the boiling point and then let it simmer until the vegetables where soft, add some more spices if it need it and that was it!. Well no… I added some chopped coriander to my bow cos I love the stuff!

 

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