Autumnal butternut pumpkin soup with spicy honey sprinkle

The Autumn is still present here in Germany and I decided to complete my plan to write a post about my butternut pumpkin soup. It was my first time I tried out this amazing sort of pumpkin which is so pretty and decorative, photogenic and healthy. Have you ever cooked a pumpkin? It was really heart to damage this beautiful pumpkin.

I hold one butternut pumpkin for my pictures because the natural color and the form is perfect as a prop in my food picture.

Do you use dairy products?

Pumpkins are wonderful to use in the kitchen. They have less calories! In that case I add some whipped cream for this soup to make it more creamy. LOL. I only use organic dairy products because I don’t want to support the animal abuse. I try to buy the highest organic label I can get. I don’t eat lots of dairy products. Normally I prefer plant milk or chia seeds as egg replacer. But sometimes I like to use them as well.

What is about you? Are you using dairy products? Or are you full vegan?

I watched a in German movie about harmful additives in food products. I’m really angry who the industry hoax us. We need to check carefully what’s inside the products we buy in our stores. Sometimes harmful additives are not shown really carefully. I bought my first vegetable broth without any additives in an organic store last days and can’t be more happy to found it.

In this case this soup is free from any harmful additives and industrial sugar. Please take care of the pepper in the soup because the sprinkle already contains a lot of crushed red pepper.


Autumnal butternut soup with spicy honey sprinkle

Serve 4

Autumnal butternut soup

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Autumnal butternut pumpkin soup with spicy honey sprinkle
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Total time
Recipe type: soup
Serves: 4
  • • 500 gramm butternut pumpkin (1 small)
  • • 750 gramm potatoes (starchy)
  • • 1 red onion
  • • 10 gramm fresh ginger
  • • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • • 1 liter vegetable broth
  • • 1 tsb cumin
  • • 1 tsb curry
  • • 100 mm whipped cream
  • • Salt & pepper
  • Spicy honey sprinkle
  • • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • • 0,5 tsb red pepper
  • • 0,5 tsp
  • • 1 tsp curry
  • • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • • 1 tsp honey (organic)
  • • Mortar
  1. Pell and cut the butternut pumpkin in small cubes
  2. Pell and cut the potatoes as well in small cubes
  3. Chopp the onion and the ginger
  4. Heat olive oil in a pan and add onion and ginger
  5. Add cumin and curry and fry for 1 min
  6. Add potatoes and pumkin and fry for another few minutes
  7. Add vegetable broth
  8. Let simmer for 20 minutes
  9. Stir in whipped cream
  10. Season with salt and pepper
  11. For the spicy honey sprinkle
  12. Roghly chop the pumpkin seeds
  13. Mortal red pepper corns, curry and salt
  14. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the pepper, salt and curry for 1 min
  15. Add pumpkin seeds and honey
  16. Enjoy



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Serve 2-3
1 red onion
2 garlic gloves
1 small Hokkaido pumpkin
2 sweet potatoes
200g broccolini
3 hands fresh spinach
400g cooked chickpeas
300 ml coconut milk

Dried mixed herbs.
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fresh coriander
spring onions
black sesame

Rice to serve

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Chop onions and garlic and fry in coconut oil for a few minutes.
Add vegetable cubes and herbs and fry for more 2-3 minutes.
Add coconut milk and let simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat.
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1 tbsp coconutoil or olive oil
1 Liter vegetable broth
200g red lentils
3 red onions
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp Paprika, sweet
1/2 tsp Cayenne
400g canned tomatoe
3 garlic gloves

125g yoghurt of your choice
fresh parsley
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  1. Finelly chop the garlic and the onions
  2. Grate the ginger
  3. Heat the oil over high heat and roast garlic, ginger and onions for a few minutes
  4. Add the cumin, paprika and cayenne and stir another Minute
  5. Add the tomatoes, lentils and broth
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 min
  7. Season with Salt
  8. Serve with Joghurt, Parsley and fresh Lemon

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Creamy Sage Soup

Serve 2

2 red onions
2 zucchini
5 potatoes
1 tbsp. olive oil
800ml vegetable stock or fond
10 fresh leafs sage
50ml whipping cream

Pink Berries
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  1. Chop the onions and the potatoes in small cubes.
  2.  Chop the zucchini in small cubes.
  3. Pick up the Sage leafs.
  4.  Set aside half of the zucchini and 1/3 of the sage leafs for separate frying (topping).
  5.  Heat up the olive oil in a pot on medium heat.
  6.  Fry the vegetables a few minutes over high heat.
  7.  Add the vegetable stock or fond and cook for 25 min.
  8.  In the meantime fry the half of the zucchini and 1/3 of the sage leafs in olive oil or butter in a pan until golden.
  9.  Set aside.
  10.  Season the soup with salt and pepper.
  11.  Add the sage leafs.
  12.  Mix up the soup in a blender.
  13.  Stir in the whipping cream to make the soup more creamy.
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