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SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

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Spiced Pumpkin Soup

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric 
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15-ounce can organic pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups coconut milk
 
1. Heat the oil in a large pot, and then add the onion and garlic.  Cook over medium heat until onion is soft, about five minutes.  Add the turmeric, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne and salt.  Cook over medium heat for two minutes, stirring constantly.  Add salt as needed.
 
2. Whisk in the vegetable stock, pumpkin, maple syrup, and lemon juice.  Simmer 15 minutes.
 
3. Stir in the milk, and then puree the soup in a blender in two or three batches until very smooth.  You may also use an immersion blender to achieve the same results. DO NOT ALLOW SOUP TO BOIL!

Pumpkin Bars with Frosting

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Pumpkin Bars
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  2. 1 cup turbinado sugar
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1 tsp. baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp. salt
  6. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  7. 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  8. 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  9. 2 Tabs. ground flaxseed
  10. 1/4 cup canola oil
  11. 1 16-ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  12. 1 Recipe Pumpkin Spice Frosting, prepared
  13. 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Place dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. In a small bowl, combine the ground flaxseeds with 6 Tablespoons of water. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken a little. Stir all the dry and wet ingredients together. Spoon batter into an oiled 9" x 13" baking pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until it springs back when gently touched. Cool completely and frost with the Pumpkin Spice Frosting. Top with chopped pecans.
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Pumpkin Spice Frosting
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup Earth Balance soy butter
  2. 1/4 cup Organic, Non-hydrogenated Shortening (I like to use Spectrum brand)
  3. 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  5. 1 tsp. imitation maple flavoring
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. With a hand held mixer, beat until smooth and creamy.
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