Tomorrow its time for my first (of two) exams before finally having some time off over christmas. It’s microeconomic principles that need to be mastered and I think I’ve got it, at least I hope so. It’s a lot of calculations and equations that have to be remembered but I can finally say that it doesn’t feel impossible to manage it anymore.

When staying at home, with my nose in my books pretty much my only pleasure I have had is food. So, for yesterday lunch I created this. I needed something comforting, but also a kick of chili and ginger to keep that flu everyone seems to have away. This is also perfect when you have limited time, its chop chop, leave for 20 min, mix and then its done. Making time to learn just a bit more about the law of supply…


1/2 butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut in cubes
2 cups vegetable stock
1 clove garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons, grated ginger
1 splash of tabasco 
Dollop of sour cream  
0,5 cup mixed seeds
Pinch of chili powder



How to make it
Place the vegetable stock in a medium saucepan and heat until it boils. Grate your garlic and ginger and let it simmer with the stock for 5 min.  Then add the pumpkin, and cook for 10-15 min (depending on the sizeof your cubes, they should fall apart easily).Take it off the heat, add in the tabasco and let it rest for 10 min while you toast of your seeds.In a pan on a medium heat, add in the seeds and the chili powder toasting them carefully. Make sure they don’t burn, it will go fast!Mix the pumpkin soup until its completely smooth, taste to see if it needs salt (depends on how salty the stock is). Plate up with a good dollop of sour cream and your chili-seeds, serve with some sourdough or crisp bread.DSC_0056



18 Comments Add yours

  1. ramblingtart says:

    This looks so scrumptious and warming. 🙂


  2. cheri says:

    Hi Petra, pumpkin and ginger is a match made in heave, love soup!!


    1. Oh yes, i certainly is 🙂 and so good when its cold outside…


  3. Lina says:

    Sounds super delicious…love the photography ☺☺☺☺


    1. Thank you sweetie 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Monica says:

    This looks so warming and satisfying. I love the punch of fresh grated ginger. It adds such a nice spice and so good for us!


    1. Thank you 🙂 Ginger is great, the spicy warmness it gives in this soup is so tasty 🙂


  5. What a combo! I love the look of this soup!


  6. nadishaf says:

    Super nutritious and looks yummyy too!!…. will have to try 😊


    1. Thank you! Let me know what you thought about it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Hi Petra, this sounds so tasty, and so warming. I could do with a bowl right now ! I love the combo of everything. Awesome pics, yum 🙂


    1. Aw thank you for these kind words 🙂


  8. chefjulianna says:

    Oh wow! This soup is really speaking to me! I can’t wait to try this! 😀


    1. Let me know what you thought about it 🙂


  9. Oooh! Now this is what I’m talking about!!
    Beautiful pictures too!!

    Liked by 1 person

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