November 4, 2012 sufey

Pumpkin Prosperity | A Roasted Stew

Crisp autumn air lures in chilly nights, even here in the New Mexican desert.

But there’s something about sharp coldness that heightens my appreciation for the warmth of this world, a beautiful realization. It makes me more grateful for lazy walks underneath the sparkly stars, a loved one to snuggle up with after dark and steamy stews on icy eves.

I may be young, naïve and poor, but I feel rich everyday in this marvelous life. Wealth is everywhere: in the sizzle of a simmering soup, in the crimson curves of sinking sun, in the soft crinkles of your eyes when you laugh and in the sweet innocent of our eskimo kisses.

This recipe is made with the whole of my heart in hopes to warm both your body and soul. May the sunshine smile always upon you! <3

INGREDIENTS (makes 4 servings):

  • 6 ripe tomatoes (the quality of the tomato really makes or breaks the soup, try local & organic if possible!)
  • 4 organic baby pumpkins
  • 2 large organic yams
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 sweet yellow onion
  • 4 cloves wild garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • ginger
  • lemon
  • cayenne pepper
  • basil
  • smiles & sunshine


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Wrap yams in aluminum foil and lovingly place in oven.

Cut a cheery circle from the top of each pumpkin and discard seeds. Scoop out pumpkin meat and toss with chopped tomatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, olive oil, sea salt, pepper and mirth. Spread onto rimmed baking sheet and roast in oven till shrunken, approximately 30-40 mins.

Remove everything from oven, peel skin off yams and puree in the blender with almond milk, a few slices of ginger, a squeeze of lemon, a pinch of cayenne and a generous heaping of joy. Add more salt and pepper if desired.

Pour steaming hot soup back into pumpkin shells. Garnish with a basil leaf and serve with sunny smiles!

Tagged: autumn, Black pepper, cayenne, Cayenne pepper, food, ginger, healthy, hearty, love, Olive oil, organic, Oven, pumpkin, roasted, Sea salt, stew, sunshine, tomato, vegan, Wrap, yams, Yellow onion, YUM

Comments (0)

  1. Hi Sufey,
    Beautiful presentation! Your writing is lovely, too. Thanks for the follow on Writing Between the Lines. I look forward to following you too! My son loves to cook, so I will be forwarding him this recipe!

    • Yay!! Thank you for the lovely comment, that makes me so happy to hear! I hope your son enjoys this recipe! 🙂

    • Hehe pumpkin is delicious!! (And to be honest, I just moved and haven’t even bought bowls yet… so I had to get creative!) 😉

          • Haha get him in there too! 😀 Have you tried green smoothies? Kids usually love those, and they’re full of the yummy nutrients!

          • Yeah I’ve tried just about everything lol, red smoothies, ‘chocolate smoothies’ (really choc pea protein, yoghurt and banana), green smoothies (I have one myself every morning) mash, chips, loads of things!! He loves baked goodies so I have decided I will trick him with healthy muffins and cakes lol, sneak some vegies in him that way!!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my website so that I could find your great little place on the blogisphere. Great healthy flavors in your pumpkin stew and a great way to celebrate fall. Looking forward to keeping in touch. Take care, BAM

  3. So beautifully written and presented! I really truly admire your appreciation for the little things in life. And I LOVE what you wrote “I may be young, naïve and poor, but I feel rich everyday in this marvelous life.” Simply BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for finding my blog. You have brought a ray of sunshine to my life 🙂

      • Sufey, you made my day! Believe me, everything is connected and I strongly believe in that. We receive what we put out there. Thank you for sharing your joy, it is truly contagious 🙂

        • Absolutely!! Love is the best thing we can give to the world, and I am so grateful to have found you as a kindred spirit! 😀

          • Thank you Sufey! I am grateful to have found you as well. I need to learn about the power and healing of Yoga. I believe that from you I can get the inspiration to get started 🙂

          • Yay! How wonderful!! Yoga has really shone a light on my life, and I am always happy to help in any way! It is truly a beautiful journey!

  4. I’ll share these with my daughter. They look excellent. She made us “dinner in a pumpkin” that was just delicious and I’ll bet she’d love yours, too. Thanks for following my blog.

  5. Those look so festive and tasty. I just bought my first pie pumpkin and can’t wait to roast him up. I never thought to do soup but I have heard of baking stew in pumpkins and I love the idea!

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