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September 1, 2011

Holy smokes, it’s September. And two weeks until I move. And I’m kind of freaking out about it 😯 I will start packing eventually, but before I do, I have some good news and some bad news.

TheΒ bad newsΒ is that Hotmail decided to randomly delete all of the messages in my inbox…

… and it doesn’t look like they’re coming back anytime soon. So, if you sent me an e-mail within the last little while and I didn’t respond, chances are it’s because my inbox ate it. I’m doing my best to try and recall what all was in there, but that’s proving easier said then done.

TheΒ good newsΒ is that today’s the day where I announce the giveaway winner! πŸ˜€

Congrats Brittany! E-mail me ( with your contact info and I’ll be sending out your goodie package ASAP. I honestly wish that everyone could have won, but I had a lot of fun with the giveaway, so there’ll be more chances to win in the future. Just keep an eye out.

For now, though, I have something else to share with you – aΒ recipeΒ for one of my favorite soups.

I know that it’s still technically summer for a few more weeks, but it’s already starting to feel rather Fallish around here, and I’ve really been craving the comfort of a warm bowl of soup as the days become cooler and darker. The combination of warming spices and the seasonal flavors of pumpkin and apple make this soup one of my Fall-time favorites. I hope you enjoy it as well πŸ˜€

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. curried apple pumpkin soup .

IngredientsΒ (serves 1, ~ 2 cups)

  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Β½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • Β½ apple (any variety), thinly sliced
  • ΒΌ of a white onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • Β½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Β½ tsp. cumin
  • dash of ginger, cloves, nutmeg


1. Begin by heating a small skillet over medium heat. Add coconut oil. When it melts and becomes hot, toss in the onions and cook until they begin to brown; ~ 3 minutes.

2. Stir in the apple slices. Cook until they begin to soften; ~3 minutes.

3. Add your spices, stirring well to ensure everything is evenly coated.

4.Β Reduce heat to low, cover the skillet, and continue cooking for ~ 5 minutes.

5. In the meantime, combine broth and pumpkin in a small saucepan set over medium heat.

6. When the broth begins to bubble,Β add the apple/onion mixture and bring the whole thing to a boil.

7.Β Once it begins to boil, cover the saucepan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and allow it to simmer for another 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8.Β After 20 minutes, remove the saucepan from the stove and allow it to cool slightly. Pour the contents into a blender and blend until smooth. An immersion blender would also work.

9.Β Empty into a bowl and enjoy!

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I absolutely adore this soup, especially when it’s paired with eggs and avocados…

… or almond butter and honey…

Sometimes I even like to toss in some extra veggies, beans, and a random grain (rice, quinoa, bulgur)Β and use it as a base for a thick and hearty stew.

A part of me will miss summer, especially when all of the melons and berries disappear, but I can’t deny that Fall tastes mighty fine too.

Happy September, loves! πŸ˜€

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What’s your favorite way to eat pumpkin?Β Breads? Muffins? Cookies? Lattes? Straight up from the can? Any recipes that I need to try out?

What was the best part of your summer? Are you sad to see it go?

106 Comments leave one →
  1. September 1, 2011 5:43 pm

    Congrats to the winner ; )

    Wow this soup looks yummy! I love butternutsquash soup! Its one I eat a lot of in the fall !

    I love pumpkin anything, except pumpkin pie : p so weird I don’t like it! lol

    Best part of the summer was my WEDDING day! Im not sad to see summer go, I mean I just live for the days, so every day, no matter what season, I enjoy : )

    love you! xoxo

    • September 1, 2011 8:36 pm

      I thought I was the only one who didn’t like pumpkin pie! I’ve only had it a few times and each time it was like… eugh. I think I’ll be sticking to apple πŸ™‚

  2. September 1, 2011 5:52 pm

    It still feels like summer in my parts, but according to the 14 day forecast the temperature is supposed to dip soon. You can bet that when that happens I will definitely be craving soup and this recipe sounds divine! I’ve never thought of having apple in soup before, that’s such a creative idea! I love pumpkin in microwave protein bakes, and lately I’ve even been loving them in smoothies! I’ll be sad to see the sun go, the past few years have all been wet falls, but if this is a sunny fall I’ll be a happy camper πŸ™‚

  3. 2tightlywound permalink
    September 1, 2011 5:55 pm

    Sorry to hear about your inbox–reminds me of the time my flash drive got corrupted and I lost all my schoolwork for the semester. It was not a happy day.

    Anyway, I the only pumpkin I’ve eaten in a long time was in a muffin… I love squash though, so I guess it’s not that different? I’ll have to give the soup a try when it gets a little cooler.

    The best part of my summer was graduating (though that was in May, so technically still spring), and moving into my first apartment πŸ™‚

  4. September 1, 2011 5:56 pm

    I think pumpkin pie is my fave way to eat the stuff :D. But in all honesty I have never had pumpkin in much else!

    Summer is not quite gone here– we are in a hot stretch, and it was almost 90 degrees here today (and super humid), and tomorrow we are in for a 96* scorcher! I am still grasping onto the berries while I can, but surprisingly, my melon jag has gone away (I would eat a half at once up until the end of last week 😯 ) Is this a sign that fall is on the way?

  5. September 1, 2011 5:59 pm

    That soup sounds amazing! I will be making that asap.

    I love everything pumpkin flavored, but I sorta skeeve pumpkin straight from the can. I think it has to do with the fact that I got the stomach bug the day after I ate it haha. But still, pumpkin coffee..bread..muffins..count me in!

    I will definitley miss the sunshine in the evening. I hate when it gets dark early. Even worse waking up when it’s still dark. blah. But my favorite part of the summer was going to York beach, Maine with my family. Nothing like a relaxing vacation to calm the mind.

    • September 1, 2011 8:39 pm

      I can’t say that I’ll miss it still being bright out when I was trying to fall asleep at 10, but I’ll miss the longer days for sure… especially when February hits!

  6. September 1, 2011 6:01 pm

    Uh oh, your inbox ate my email then for sure 😦

    I loved all the competitions and travel time I had this summer; but more of that to come this season πŸ™‚

  7. sarah permalink
    September 1, 2011 6:01 pm

    Mmm, I just love soups like this!
    Iv never had canned pumpkin- it really doesn’t exist where I live, hurumph. I guess I could replace it with pureed bnut squash? I imagine the apple will give a lovely sweetness.
    Iv made like a vegan mac’n cheese with a pureed bnut squash, nutritional yeast, soymilk, saucy thing- twas good!
    Nothing too thrilling about my Summer, so I say bring on Autumn!

    • September 1, 2011 8:43 pm

      Butternut would work too! I’ve done it with bnut and sweet potato before, and both turned out fantastic. And I’ve come across a few vegan cheeze recipes that use bnut squash… I’ve always been curious to try them out, and I might just have to if you recommend them πŸ˜€

  8. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! permalink
    September 1, 2011 6:10 pm

    That looks incredible!! Combines two of my favorite foods ever and its perfect for fall!!!! Gaaaah…I just love soup!! Especially pureed!

  9. September 1, 2011 6:10 pm

    This, mornin’ actually, since it was rather chilly, I backed me up some pumpkin puree straight from the can with some pumpkin pie spice added in of course.
    It was just all too lovely.

    Aaah, I’ve made a pumpkin soup quite similar to this a many-a-time! Something about pumpkin (well most winter squash/vegetables) leaves you feeling so warm inside. ❀

    I'm so so so excited to see fall 'rounding the corner, and i just cant say it enough!

  10. September 1, 2011 6:13 pm

    Holla at to girl for pumpkin!! My favorite ways to nosh on that glorious fruit are smoothies, protein bars, with Greek yogurt, and just straight outta the jar with nut butter YUM!!!
    I’m kinda sad to see summer leave, but definitely not sad to say bye bye to heat…even though we’ll prolly have it til November thanks to dumb Texas haha

  11. September 1, 2011 6:26 pm

    muffins! The best part of summer is soaking in the sun after a cold, cold winter. But after 2 months straight of 100+ temps, I’m ready for the Fall temps!

  12. September 1, 2011 6:29 pm

    Cheers! And by cheers I mean that I would DRINK that soup! Looks delish.
    I think my favorite way of eating pumpkin is mixed with yogurt over warm apples so this is right up my alley — especially since dairy is an occasional thing with me and most often is a no.

    SO sad to see Summer go, I hate the cold. BUT don’t feel too bad for me I live in South Florida.

  13. September 1, 2011 6:29 pm

    Perfect Fall soup! I cannot wait to try this! It reminds me of a sqaush apple soup I make sometimes. I have been loving pumpkin in oats, and straight up! Haha πŸ™‚

  14. lapiattini permalink
    September 1, 2011 6:32 pm

    Oh gosh, do I have to choose?! Pumpkin bread is amazing, so I would have to go with that.
    I am sad Summer is over- esp b/c I’m a teacher and had to go back to school today. I already feel sad that I can’t spend as much time reading and commenting on blogs! Gotta get back into a groove again I guess!

  15. September 1, 2011 6:33 pm

    I was just looking at your old blog and saw this and thought “this looks so good!”
    That’s actually a little creepy but…

    Send some pumpkin over here! It’s still a dry pumpkin spell over heere. :C

    • September 1, 2011 8:54 pm

      It’s one of my favorite soups, so I had to do another post on it πŸ˜€

      And I’d definitely send you some pumpkin! The funny thing is that we have tonnes pretty much all year round, and then run out in October when everyone starts buying it for pies lol

  16. beckafly permalink
    September 1, 2011 6:33 pm

    I love pumpkin cookies and muffins I want to try pumpkin pancakes, bread and pumpkin spice lattes this year πŸ™‚ I’d sad to see summer leave, but I’m ready for fall!

  17. September 1, 2011 6:40 pm

    That soup seriously sounds fantastic. I love fall-ish soups like that. The color is gorgeous, too!

  18. September 1, 2011 6:49 pm

    That looks pretty incredible. Lots of foods online look nice, but this sounds like something I can actually see myself cooking. Sounds great!

    I’m going to miss summer sunshine, warm mornings, and weekend boating, but I’m pretty excited for fall.

  19. September 1, 2011 6:50 pm

    I love avocado + eggs — such a good sandwich!

    Sorry about your emails — that stinks!

    Pumpkin — I love pumpkin pie. Other than that I love pumpkin bread and muffins. Delicious!

  20. September 1, 2011 6:53 pm

    I’ve been seeing posts all over the blog world about pumpkin and fall.
    I am intrigued with yours though! That soup looks AMAZING.
    I love soup and apple and pumpkin so I need to try this πŸ˜€
    Thank you!

  21. September 1, 2011 7:01 pm

    As a kid I hated pumpkin. Maybe because I couldn’t make a difference between a melon and a pumpkin (I thought that melon was raw pumpkin πŸ˜€ ) and I have always hated melons… Now I am in love with it.

    Before I came to Japan there was only one way I would eat it if we don’t count baby purees – in a dessert called tikvenik. The name comes from the word for pumpkin in my language which is tikva. It is basically phyllo pastry with pumpkin filling that I make from pumpkin, brown sugar, chopped walnuts, raisins soaked in rum (or whatever alcohol I have on hand. Whisky works fine, too.) and, of course, loads of cinnamon. I am sure there are pictures somewhere on my blog but I am too lazy to look for them πŸ˜› .

    In Japan kabocha is very popular so I found two new favorites – kabocha tempura and kabocha salad. I didn’t like the ingredients list of the salad so I made it my own way and now I can’t have enough of it. I buy frozen kabocha (lazy girl here), thaw it, chop it and mix it with vanilla custard yogurt. Simple, yet delish. It is a little ugly and gets even uglier after I put cinnamon in it but who cares when it tastes so good πŸ™‚ .

    Our summer isn’t going anywhere yet. A typhoon is coming our way but this doesn’t make it less hot. I think September will give us the kind of weather I usually call summer unlike August better known as hell on earth.

  22. buttonss - Cherie permalink
    September 1, 2011 7:15 pm

    My favourite way to eat pumpkin is either in oats, or on a pizza with spinach and pine nuts.
    Ive actually been tossing up which one to have to dinner tonight.

    Seriously why do email accounts do these things? its so frustrating isnt it!! Hope you didnt lose anything too important.

  23. September 1, 2011 7:21 pm

    That’s good to know about the email thing I was a little heart broken when you didn’t reply to my message! I was just wondering if you live in Calgary cause if so we should be bffs and have oatmeal parties and stuff. Just sayin

  24. September 1, 2011 7:26 pm

    No, no, no!! Kicking and screaming, I hate the end of summer… I will miss the abundance of fresh produce and the WARM WEATHER!! AHHHHH!!

    Um, okay. I think my favorite way to eat (canned) pumpkin is in oat bran or oatmeal. But I really prefer fresh pumpkin / squash. Roasted.

    ❀ ❀

  25. September 1, 2011 7:41 pm

    Aw, I love pumpkin! And that soup sounds awesome! I like it in baked goods and lattes :). I am sad to see summer go…it felt like it went way too fast. But, I do love fall- I’m just not a huge fan of winter, so it fall could just stay that way I would be much happier haha

  26. September 1, 2011 7:53 pm

    Congrats to the winner! Omg love the pumpkin soup, what a great fall recipe. I’ve never made pumpkin soup before

  27. September 1, 2011 8:26 pm

    OMG that soup speaks to my soul. Definitely a winner!! It’s going to feel like summer in my area until about halfway through November, hah, so I am totally going to go full swing ahead into fall now because I’m definitely not cool with waiting that long!

  28. Teniesha @ Vegan on the Go-Go permalink
    September 1, 2011 8:44 pm

    I love creamy soups like that. I am SO ready for autumn and all its wonderful flavours, especially pumpkin and squash!

  29. September 1, 2011 9:05 pm

    YUMYUM love the soup recipe–looks delish and im sorry about your hotmail account (fyi yahoo rocks).

  30. September 1, 2011 9:08 pm

    I lovee pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust!! I might just make it this Thanksgiving and share the recipe. πŸ™‚ Pumpkin pie though, not so much. I love pumpkin with greek yogurt too! And fresh roasted pumpkin seeds. This soup looks great though, definitely something I might try!

  31. September 1, 2011 9:16 pm

    I love pumpkin sooooup! Tried and true fall soup πŸ™‚

  32. September 1, 2011 9:17 pm

    i love all things pumpkin ! in fact i made pumpking chocolate chip muffies this afternoon πŸ™‚ yummy. thanks so much for this recipe i will definitely try it out! and i’m pretty stoked with all things pumpkin, but my favorite would probably be the pumpkin pudding i make — i will post the recipe sometime soon !

  33. September 1, 2011 9:20 pm

    YOu just made me so excited for fall!!

  34. September 1, 2011 9:20 pm

    Yum! I was only just looking at this soup recipe on your blog (or your old one, I can’t remember) on Wednesday, and here it is again begging me to make it! Delicious πŸ™‚

  35. Lilly permalink
    September 1, 2011 9:30 pm

    Thank you for this!!! I made this soup tonight and it was fabulous! I added coconut milk (from a can) to tonight’s bowl and it was super creamy, tomorrow I am going to do a more chunky version with the leftovers, I made a big batch! Pumpkin bread is so good during the fall, warm and spread with a little almond butter or coconut butter takes it over the top. And pumpkin curry is another orange fave of mine πŸ™‚ But this soup is now one of my favorite pumpkin dishes now too, I am making it more my madre next time I see her for sure.

  36. September 1, 2011 10:44 pm

    I’ll take pumpkin any way! I like things pumpkin spiced. My little jar of pumpkin pie spice? favorite ever. I use it in smoothies, oats, coffee, so good! I’m excited for the seasons to change mainly for this reason. Love fall flavors!

  37. September 1, 2011 11:24 pm

    Mmm I love pumpkin loaf! Or pumplkin lattes!
    This soup looks heavenly, it would be great with kabocha as a base as well, πŸ˜‰
    I move into my dorm on saturday, im ready for fall.

  38. September 1, 2011 11:37 pm

    Delicious looking soup- love fall veggies especially pumpkin and butternut squash! Enough great combo is pumpkin and cumin soup!

  39. September 1, 2011 11:37 pm

    I’ve never actually had pumpkin except in poorly made pumpkin pie. It’s almost impossible to get ahold of here.

    I’m very very sad to see summer go, however I have a newfound love for hot oatmeal breakfasts and that makes me happy πŸ™‚

  40. September 1, 2011 11:57 pm

    Curried apple pumpkin soups sounds so nice! Hotmail has been being a biyatch to me recently too…sending all my messages later, not using the right ‘server’, ughhhhh. Hmm…I’m still doing summer since I’m on vacation in Scandinavia but as of next week I suppose I’ll be sad to see all my traveling go until the next time around. Oh and the summer sun an excuse to wear little summer dresses :/

  41. Lenna (veganlenna) permalink
    September 2, 2011 12:08 am

    Congrats to Brittany!
    I love pumpkin soup, I am often making pumpkin-carrot soup or pumpkin-orange soup (no wonder my skinΒ΄s turned orange :).
    Pumpkin oatmeal is amazing, canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree are great stuff and I like pumpkin “sauce” – pumpkin blended with nut butter and a bit of cocoa or coffee.
    I am sad to see the summer go away, because it means going back to work, but all nice things have to end one day, because other way we just wouldnΒ΄t appreciate them πŸ™‚

  42. September 2, 2011 1:33 am

    honestly, I’m not all that sad to see summer go. I love fall!

  43. jenandberries permalink
    September 2, 2011 2:46 am

    Oh Amanda!! lol. The soup looks awesome! I’m not a soup girl at all but would love to make this πŸ˜› Pumpkin soup with almond butter and honey looks incredible.
    Me and pumpkin havn’t been in a relationship long, but I have big plans for the two of us, starting with this soup and some muffins πŸ™‚
    Best part of summer has been catching up with friends and going to zumba with the besty probably! Thanks for your comment on my blog, so happy to hear you had a rockin summer!!

  44. September 2, 2011 2:47 am

    Pumpkin…this means only one thing.

  45. September 2, 2011 3:34 am

    Tinned pumpkin can be pretty hard and expensive to get hold of in the UK, I think I’ll be buying up a lot of pumpkins around Halloween and make my own puree! I love it in oats and smoothies and I have a great recipe for pumpkin spice bars that are delicious!

  46. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance permalink
    September 2, 2011 3:51 am

    YEY!!! Thank you so much Amanda! I can’t wait to receive my awesome box of goodies πŸ˜€

    That soup looks fantastic. My favorite way to eat pumpkin is honestly ANY way! I have a slight obsession with the squash, and will add pumpkin puree into smoothies, oatmeal, muffins, cake, bread, lattes, and parfaits. I’ve tried pumpkin soup before, but have never actually gone out on a limb to make it myself. This recipe might be the start of something new πŸ˜‰

  47. kabochafashionista permalink
    September 2, 2011 4:04 am

    Aw well done Brittany! *secretly jealous hehe!*
    Oooh I’m so excited for Autumn with the the pumpkin-ness and squash going on! πŸ™‚ Of course my favorite way to eat pumpkin is in muffin form, stupid question really! πŸ˜› It is so perfect with maple syrup mmm πŸ™‚
    Eeee I remember this recipe from your old blog! I remember thinking ‘that sounds really good!!’ but I’m actually not much into soup because it never fills me up so I’d definitely use it to make a stew with loads of chunky vegetables and beans in πŸ™‚
    What will I miss about Summer? Long days, summer berries, apricots, tropical fruits, warmer weather (not that it ever gets that warm here haha) and especially having time off from uni…gahhh so don’t want to go back!

  48. September 2, 2011 4:32 am

    This soup look delicious! I want to make a butternut squash soup soon πŸ™‚ I’ve never really tried using squash or apples for soup.
    My favorite way to eat pumpkin is in my special home made pumpkin pie ! Kyle says it’s his number 1 favorite all time dessert that I make.
    The best part of my summer was getting myself back together again πŸ™‚ and food!

  49. September 2, 2011 5:18 am

    Pumpkin pie!!!!! I wish summer weather was slipping away, but it’s still upwards of 110 in the afternoons here. 😦 My favorite thing about summer was freedom and my least favorite thing was the heat. Sorry about your inbox, that really blows!

  50. September 2, 2011 5:46 am

    Ugh packing. I move back to my apartment on Monday and I haven’t even started packing yet. πŸ˜› Luckily a lot of my stuff is already there, but I still have all my clothes/shoes/special foods here!

    This recipe looks amazing! There is nothing better than pumpkin and apples in the fall. I’ve never thought to try them together but I bet it’s good! My favourite way to eat pumpkin is definitely in pumpkin oatmeal. Especially with banana and dried figs! But I just came across a recipe for pumpkin cornbread that looks awesome. I’m definitely going to have to make that this fall.

  51. September 2, 2011 5:58 am

    that soup looks…amazing!!!

    almond butter and honey on the english muffin = MY CHILDHOOD right there. Except it was PB not AB back then:)

  52. September 2, 2011 7:05 am

    MmmM, what a lovely soup! Soups is really one of my favorit meals, especially the thick blended type, like this! I like to roast my veggies in the oven first (pumpkin, sweet potato, onion favorits during fall), and just blend them up with hot water. SO good!

    This season is so beautiful, and Im not sad to leave summer behind. It will be back soon enought! Now, I just enjoy the darker evenings (LOVE that), the fresh air and the beautiful colours!
    Enjoy your weekend Amanda ❀

  53. September 2, 2011 7:38 am

    Pumpkins and apples? yes please! I love how simple yet delicious your recipes are and cannot wait to try this one!
    Summer couldn’t be leaving any sooner, I’m so sick of the hot muggy weather. I can’t wait to be able to wear pants every day and not have to worry about shaving! πŸ˜€

  54. September 2, 2011 7:50 am

    That looks/sounds SO delicious! I’m sorry I haven’t responded to your e-mail yet lady, things have been CRAZY with packing/moving/getting situated with school. I will e-mail you shortly when your hotmail is working!

    My favorite thing about fall is pumpkin. From the can, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin + peanut butter + maple syrup on english muffin. Anything, literally.

    My favorite thing about summer was completing my first half marathon… Even if I did end up screwing up my knee, running the half marathon was probably one of the best decisions of my life.

  55. September 2, 2011 8:11 am

    Your soup looks great, as does your egg+avocado! Best combination right there πŸ™‚
    Traveling was the best part of my summer for sure, but looking forward to starting school in a couple weeks too!

  56. September 2, 2011 8:25 am

    Ahhh this is getting my so excited for fall. There is nothing I love more than coming home from work, and curling up on the couch with a bowl of homemade soup! YUM!

  57. September 2, 2011 8:40 am

    Congrats to the giveaway winner! πŸ˜€
    That soup looks amazing. Pumpkin +apple+ curry= happiness in my book.

  58. September 2, 2011 8:59 am

    congrats to the winner!

    And that sucks about your email! I am sorry 😦

  59. September 2, 2011 9:01 am

    Now that muffin sandwich is what I’m talkin’ about.

  60. September 2, 2011 9:14 am

    The Au Bon Pain on campus sells a curried apple soup and it is a.freaking.mazing. The stuff is SO good! And this looks just like it, too. Perfect!

  61. September 2, 2011 9:20 am

    Did somebody mention… PUMPKIN? Now that’s a word I haven’t heard since last fall, but absolutely love πŸ™‚ While I’ll miss summer corn and tomatoes, bring on fall and all its glory!
    Love this single- lady recipe as well. Squash and pumpkin go SO well with apple and curry, so i’m sure it’s absolutely delicious πŸ™‚

  62. September 2, 2011 9:34 am

    The soup looks darn good!! Love Fall/Winter foods… I thought I was the only one that ate pumpkin straight from the can :0 Love it…

  63. September 2, 2011 10:55 am

    Holy smokes Amanda! That soup looks amazing πŸ™‚ I just made soup yesterday, but I already know which soup I am going to make next πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  64. The Teenage Taste permalink
    September 2, 2011 12:35 pm

    Oh my…so sorry to hear about the deleted emails. That has got to be the worst! I hope you contacted customer service or something!
    On a happier note…that soup looks awesome! Fall in a bowl for sure! πŸ˜€

  65. September 2, 2011 2:02 pm

    i have to try pumpkin in my curried apple soup next time, i love the rich color it adds. i can just taste how earthy and warming this is! wow gonna have to make this because its sure to be a fall staple in my life πŸ™‚

    xoxo ❀

  66. September 2, 2011 3:53 pm

    Oiski poiski πŸ™‚ , this soup sounds amazing! Currently I am absolutly addicted with cauliflower soup – but this might actualy get me eating something else πŸ˜€ I’m going to give it a try pretty soon, especially the hearty stew variation.


  67. Lucy permalink
    September 2, 2011 3:54 pm

    Hotmail did it to me too. All my baby (well when i was 10/11 in 2001) emails gone, soo sad. That soup looks delish! But I have to say i don’t really like pumpkin, butternut squash on the other hand cubed and steamed, so so good.

    Summer well, i like being able to go out without a coat/jacket, but i prefer autumn to be honest. London summer’s only last a week or two any how.

  68. September 2, 2011 4:04 pm

    Gahh I would have died a bit inside if I lost all of my emails like that! So sorry to hear that Amanda 😦
    OH EM GEE (yeah I just went there) that soup looks glorious. Those are such wonderful flavors and all together like that? yum!

  69. September 2, 2011 5:28 pm

    Yay for your move soon! I just moved and I’m so happy! But the packing part isnt so fun, not gonna lie. Especially if you wait until the very last minute like I did πŸ˜‰

    You always have amazing eats. I need to come over and have you cook for me one day πŸ˜‰ xo

  70. September 2, 2011 7:14 pm

    Apples, Pumpkin, Curry, oh my! Three of my fave things!!! Yum! My favorite way to eat pumpkin is in everything. Totally serious. But I actually eat it everyday in the form of cottage cheese messes and sometimes muffins. I actually just threw together a new recipe tonight that used pumpkin so you’ll be seeing that shortly πŸ™‚ I’ve been dying to try Alexandra (foodfunfreeweights) protein bars too!
    Best part of summer: running camp round 2. i made so many friends and learned so much! I will be back there as a counselor someday so i can act like a fool, run crazy trails, and hopefully inspire other girls to keep running!

  71. September 3, 2011 7:09 am

    Mmm, I love the look of that soup, especially with the addition of the beans, veggies, and grain. Besides the standard bowl of creamy tomato, I’m usually more of a chunky soup lover, but I may have to try an avocado and egg sandwich dipped into this…yep, I’m a habitual dipper! Haha! πŸ˜‰

    It’s so hard to believe that it’s almost fall already! I love anything pumpkin, so picking just one is a toughie! I’d have to say pumpkin oats, pumpkin bread, and traditional pumpkin pie with a non-optional dollop of whipped cream are my top three!

    Best part of the summer? All the fun and knew experiences I had while in Cali! Flying by myself, kayaking, seeing the Golden Gate! I still can’t believe I did it!

  72. September 3, 2011 9:49 am

    As a warm weather person, the saving grace of crisp falls and cold winters is the hearty meals that accompany them. No meal warms me up more than a large bowl of soup! I actually pulled out my crock pot yesterday and set it on my kitchen counter, hoping that it might induce slightly cooler temperatures (nothing extreme, anything *below* 90?). And guess what…I woke up this morning, checked the weather, and voila! 70-degree weather! Perfect day for soup! πŸ™‚

    I’m excited about this recipe because it combines two of my favorite fall flavors. Whole Foods makes a similar seasonal soup, however it’s often hard to find, so now I can make my own and eat it whenever I want!

    Pumpkin favorites: muffins, bread, pancakes and souffle (egg whites microwaved with pumpkin, cinnamon and stevia and topped with whipped cream!). <—I think I may go make this right now. πŸ™‚

    I am sad to see summer go, especially because it was one of the best I've ever had. Favorite memory: eating macadamia nut crunch gelato on the beach in Maui.

  73. September 3, 2011 10:27 am

    Congrats to the winner! :] The soup looks awesome. Pumpkin is one of my favorites for sure. I’ll be making this a lot as fall comes. My favorite way to eat pumpkin would be in your pumpkin chilies, soups, muffins, with fruit, and I’m sure there are a ton more, but this is all I can think of right now πŸ˜€ Oh and I’m definitely sad to see summer go. School, too much working piling up now. The best part of it was relaxing and doing anything I’d like all day. At least fall’s comforting colors, dishes, and holidays are coming!

  74. September 3, 2011 4:49 pm

    I am not sad to see summer go. I hate the heat! I hate that there is no schedule and that I can’t really get anything done with Maya out of school. But I do miss the relaxing weekends and the delicious grilled food!

    Great soup recipe…I LOVE fall!

  75. September 3, 2011 6:28 pm

    BUMMER about the hotmail!! Soup looks great!

  76. September 3, 2011 7:04 pm

    That sucks about your e-mail! I wonder what happened :\

    That soup sounds delicious! I love pumpkin anything.. especially muffins and coffee.

    I’m sad to see summer go, but I’m also excited about fall! It’s such a beautiful time. I am dreading winter though because I hate being so cold all the time.

  77. September 3, 2011 7:07 pm

    Hi Amanda! That soup looks delicious! It incorporates all my favorite things. πŸ˜› I really need to buy a can of pumpkin so I can give it a try. My favorite way to eat pumpkin is probably in muffin-form. Although I’ll eat it any way, even straight up. πŸ™‚

  78. September 3, 2011 9:36 pm

    It’s starting to feel like fall here, too! It’s been in the 90s for weeks, but on a day trip to the mountains today, it actually seemed like a very nice fall day.

    I love using that same pumpkin purΓ©e in recipes, it’s so easy to work with and it just tastes so yummy. I love making pumpkin chocolate cake and pumpkin apple pie with it. I think I’ll have to try out your soup recipe because it sounds perfect for fall-ish days!

  79. September 4, 2011 8:57 am

    Omggg this soup looks heavenly. I love Fall for ALL OF THOSE orange veggies!!! Apples and pumpkin is a great combo ❀

  80. September 4, 2011 12:30 pm

    Congratulations to the Winner!
    The soup looks really good. I have never tried pumpkin soup before. I will have to add that to my list of things to try.
    Good luck with the move. I always hate moving. It is exciting moving to a new place but the work that it takes to pack and unpack is always unappealing to me. lol

  81. September 4, 2011 3:42 pm

    Oh me oh my, if I was ever going to be ok with Summer being over; this soup would be one of the reasons.

  82. September 4, 2011 8:28 pm

    I am so sorry about your email box! That must be so frustrating! I don’t know what I would do if something like that happened to me. At least you had a wonderful meal with pumpkin! πŸ˜€ I love your recipe for the Pumpkin Soup — I love soup, but I’ve never tried it in a soup! I usually use it in muffins or bread. πŸ˜€

  83. Jenn permalink
    September 4, 2011 10:28 pm

    I kinda miss your posts 😦 I’m worried. I know, I’m addicted, but hope it’s just cause you are having a FABULOUS time having a life! Hope you post soon.

  84. September 5, 2011 3:39 am

    Loving this soup recipe! It looks freaking amazing! I cannot wait to start eating lots of pumpkin and cinnamon again this autumn! πŸ™‚

  85. September 5, 2011 7:22 am

    I have never tried pumpkin anything…that will change this year though.

    I’m going to miss driving my jeep with the doors and windows off my wrangler. I like driving it in the snow.

  86. September 5, 2011 8:22 am

    That soup looks incredible girl πŸ™‚
    Id say I am going to miss the flavors of summer the most. I love being able to eat fruit all day long and drink lemonade and iced tea. My body craves more veggies in the fall, which is good too, but there is something about summer fruit that just brings me joy!

  87. September 5, 2011 10:33 am

    Miss you<3 Hope everything is fine with you!!

  88. September 5, 2011 12:32 pm

    I love adding pumpkin to my oats and I like baking with it, too! πŸ™‚

  89. September 5, 2011 1:21 pm

    oh gurrrrrrrl what an awesome awesome recipe!!!! I LOVE your posts- seriously always put a smile on my face!

  90. September 6, 2011 7:58 pm

    hey, amanda? where are you! πŸ™‚ miss you, hope all is well! i must say, though, it’s kind of funny! the last time you disappeared ( you posted the exact same soup recipe. i hope you aren’t disappearing again!


    • September 6, 2011 8:18 pm

      OH no! Don’t leave us again ❀ Hope everything is alright

  91. September 7, 2011 1:19 am

    check my wiaw later πŸ˜‰ I am going to make THIS soup for dinner :D!

  92. September 7, 2011 11:50 am

    YUM – I’m SO ready for fall and all its warm/comfort foods πŸ˜›


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