Thursday, May 19, 2011

spicy coconut punkin soup to kick sickness’ butt!

I AM SICK! Why am I always sick?!

My Muffin and I spent a lovely week in Tasmania visiting my best friend one last time before our world travels. Twas a lovely week apart from the chest/ear infection I gained about 1 day in! Gahhhh. 

Thus, today was the first day I had strength to stand and cook anything and this was what I was craving. 
I feel better already!

I packed in the garlic in this soup and had dessert of 2 oranges plus my antibiotics AND a glass of flat lemonade (my mum always said this cures sickness?!) - so surely I will be in tip top shape again soon! Don't you worry your little cotton socks. 

spicy coconut punkin soup to kick sickness’ butt:

1 Tablespoon red curry paste
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried chilli

1 onion
2 spring onions
6 cloves garlic
1 leek
1 carrot
1/4 cauliflower
1 small butternut punkin

1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
2-3 cups vegie stock
2 Tablespoons natural greek yoghurt

oven roasted seeds from pumpkin (optional)

Chop all vegetables to similar size.
In a large saucepan fry onions, garlic and leek and when starting to soften add in curry paste and spices.

Fry until paste is fragrant. 
Add in the rest of the vegetables and stir until all coated.

Pour in the coconut milk, stock and coconut and let boil until vegetables are able to be blended. About 20 minutes. 

Add yoghurt and blend soup until smooth. Add more stock/water if it is too thick. 

Serve with crunchy oven roasted salty pumpkin seeds and swirls of yoghurt! 

Eat with crusty bread and hope that the bugs that have given you a chest AND ear infection bugger the hell off :D


  1. Sounds lovely. I would have never thought to put coconut milk in Pumpkin soup.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.


  2. Seeing this soup kinda makes me want to get sick so I have a good excuse to eat it. :-) Hope you feel better soon!

  3. someone gave us a pumpkin soup mix and i think i might use this to jazz it up! thanks!

  4. Rose, my friends mum gave me this idea - it makes it so much tastier!

    Bianca, getting sick is no fun, so I suggest you just make this soup anyway! It is super delicious :D

    Janna Renee, happy to think that I gave you an idea!


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