Pumpkin Prosperity | A Roasted Stew


In Soups, Taste Posted

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!


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  • facelikeafryingpan
    November 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    These are the cutest things ever! Too cute to eat.

  • Naomi Baltuck
    November 6, 2012 at 7:06 AM

    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!

    • sufey
      November 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

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

  • healthyjessie
    November 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Wow you are so clever, these all look amazing, love the cute little pumpkins 🙂 mmm I love pumpkin!

    • sufey
      November 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

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

      • healthyjessie
        November 6, 2012 at 5:55 PM

        Haha very nicely done 🙂 I am going to try and spark up some more creativity in my kitchen!

        • sufey
          November 6, 2012 at 6:05 PM

          Yay!! I’m glad to hear that, kitchens are the best playgrounds! 😀

          • healthyjessie
            November 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM

            Haha I’ve never been a fan in the past but need to find a way to get my son to EAT!

          • sufey
            November 6, 2012 at 7:17 PM

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

          • healthyjessie
            November 6, 2012 at 7:41 PM

            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!!

          • sufey
            November 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM

            LOL that’s the best way!! Good luck! 😀

  • Bam's Kitchen
    November 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    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

    • sufey
      November 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      Thanks Bam! Health is wealth! I’m looking forward to trying out your recipes too. 😀

  • yummychunklet
    November 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Delicious looking pumpkins! Yum!

    • sufey
      November 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

      Hehe they were super yummy! Try it out! 😀

  • Profiteroles & Ponytails
    November 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    I’ve been reading about the benefits of yams/sweet potatoes so your post is quite timely! Your positive spirit really shines through on your blog. Glad to have found it!

    • sufey
      November 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM

      Wow, that’s awesome!! Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, I’m so glad to be sharing with you! 😀

  • Amy
    November 7, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Looks delicious, wonderful presentation!

    • sufey
      November 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM

      Thank you, Amy!! I’m so glad you like it!

  • Healthy Glow Nutrition
    November 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    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
      November 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

      Oh, Éva, your comment just made my day!! 😀 Thank you for bringing such a big smile to my face! <3

      • Healthy Glow Nutrition
        November 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM

        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 🙂

        • sufey
          November 7, 2012 at 12:38 PM

          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! 😀

          • Healthy Glow Nutrition
            November 7, 2012 at 8:59 PM

            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 🙂

          • sufey
            November 8, 2012 at 4:43 AM

            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!

  • Healthy Glow Nutrition
    November 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Reblogged this on Healthy Glow Nutrition and commented:
    What a beautiful soul she is! Such positivity and passion for life.

  • storytellermary
    November 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    That looks delicious!!!

    • sufey
      November 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      Thank you Mary!! Enjoy! x

  • petit4chocolatier
    November 7, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    These are adorably delicious!!

    • sufey
      November 7, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      Hehe merci!! <3 <3

  • Norma Chang
    November 8, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your writing and positive attitude. I will be adding extra smiles and sunshines to the soup.

    • sufey
      November 8, 2012 at 4:57 AM

      Yay!!! It makes everything taste better! Thank you for coming by! 😀

  • createengwp
    November 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Definitely digging your positive energy and feeling its transference in cooking. You go, girl!

  • Inger Wilkerson
    November 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    These are lovely! Isn’t pumpkin season wonderful!

  • jetr1
    November 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    I like that you used the pumkins as serving dishes. How cute

  • agjorgenson
    November 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Love your site layout! Thanks for stopping by stillvoicing!

  • earthriderjudyberman
    November 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    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.

  • mollisia
    November 14, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    yummy! and it looks fantastic! 🙂

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 14, 2012 at 6:00 AM

      Anything made with love is bound to taste good! Hehe enjoy! 😀

      • mollisia
        November 14, 2012 at 9:12 AM

        oh, I agree! I always “use” love in my repices and I that rule always works 🙂

  • Luv What You Do
    November 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    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!

  • chewoutloud
    November 19, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Looks delish! What a neat idea 🙂

  • Vinny Grette
    November 20, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    A lovely dish beautifully presented. Thanks for sharing!

  • BabyBoomerBakes
    November 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Sufey, this is beautiful recipe for pumpkin. Lovely blog too! I look forward to following.

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

      Thank you Nikki!! That means so much to me coming from you! I’ve just started to play around in the kitchen, so I’m excited to learn lots from you! 😀

  • T Hollis
    December 1, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    I love the baby pumpkin soup bowls! Yum and yum!
    Thanks for stoping by my Post and following!

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