Pumpkin Mushroom soup: protect against cancer and other degenerative diseases

2014-09-03
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Did You Know… that pumpkin is one of the vegetables allowed during Atkins’ Induction phase? 

Did You Know…that pumpkin is chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants? 

Did You Know…that pie is not the only way to cook pumpkin? 

Nutrition Tid Bits

Pumpkin is nearly fat-free and quite low in calories. One cup of boiled, drained pumpkin contains only 49 calories, the majority as carbohydrate with some protein and an extremely small amount of fat. It also provides several important minerals, including calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth, and iron, which is important for blood cell function and many biochemical reactions in your cells. Pumpkin also contains several other minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, zinc and selenium. It provides vitamins C and E, along with folate and niacin, two B-complex vitamins.

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Soup-making is a joy when you own a Thermomix . . . . so easy and fun! It is so simple to adapt your favourite soup recipes. Here I like to share with you a recipe using pumpkin as a main ingredient.

Ingredients

  • 30g onions
  • 30g butter
  • 500g pumpkin flesh, cut into pieces
  • 5 fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 30g enoki mushrooms
  • 50g potatoes, peeled
  • 500g water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 150g cream
  • 3 springs coriander, fresh, leaves only, chopped

Mushrooms are optional. I find it much tastier if you put in mushrooms.

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Preparation

  • Place onion into TM bowl, chop 3 sec/ speed 5
  • Add butter and saute 3 min/ varoma/ speed 1
  • Add pumpkin potatoes, shitake mushrooms, enoki mushrooms and water, cook 15min/ 100 c/ speed 2
  • Blend 1 min/ speed 10
  • Add salt, pepper and cream, cook 4 min/100c/ Reverse / Speed 2
  • Pour soup into soup dishes. Top with coriander.

 

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