This recipe for coconut curry pumpkin soup is a sweet and spicy soup that will warm the soul and leave you wanting more. It is a budget friendly recipe and freezes well making it perfect for a quick winter lunchtime meal.
Any variety of pumpkin or squash can be used in this healthy recipe. For a richer soup use coconut cream instead of the coconut milk.
Serves 10 to 12
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*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
Check the chicken stock or stock powder ingredients for added gluten and dairy otherwise this recipe for coconut curry pumpkin soup is both gluten and dairy free.
Try growing your own pumpkins. They are easy to grow and will store right through the winter giving you a free supply for soups, casseroles, curries and stews. See this guide to Growing Pumpkins from Seed.
Coconut milk is an ingredient that doesn’t lose much in quality with the cheaper brands. It is best to try a few brands before settling on the the most cost effective.
Instead of buying chicken stock or stock powder try making your own stock. The next time you roast a chicken simply boil the leftover carcass for ½ an hour, strain then save the stock for this soup. It can be frozen then thawed when needed. To increase the depth of flavor of the stock add two chopped carrots, half a celery and a bouquet garni to the pot with the chicken carcass.
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This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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