Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pumpkin Soup with Chorizo





Good morning! How was your New Year's eve? Did you have a good time? Ours was very low key and it was perfect. We were invited to a small party at the neighbors which I am happy we did not go too because it did not get over until 5:00 am. I did not even last until midnight. Did you?

I don't know about you but I am happy to be back in my routine, I have no discipline when I am around holiday food. I ate way too much stuff that is not normally in my diet. Yesterday I whipped up a batch of this super easy pumpkin soup to eat and to get back into a healthy routine. 








Pumpkin Soup with Chorizo
Recipe from The Domestic Man
Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp dried marjoram

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp ground cumin

2 15oz. cans pumpkin puree

3 cups chicken broth

1/4 lb fresh ground chorizo sausage

salt and black pepper to taste 




Directions 
1. Heat olive oil in a soup pot, on medium heat for one minute. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 6 minutes. Then add the garlic and spices and sauté about 30 seconds.
2. Add the pumpkin puree and chicken broth, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes. 
3. In a separate pan over medium heat sauté the chorizo until cooked through, about 5 minutes, then set aside to use as garnish. 
4. Blend the soup with an immersion blender until smooth, if mixture is too thick add a bit of water to thin it out. 




Are you back to healthy eating? Did you make anything good that you would like to share? I am always looking for healthy soups, salads, and sandwiches. 

I hope that you have a fabulous week! Happy New Year to You!





If you did not overdue it during the holidays and still have room for a tasty treat, check out these Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Once Upon a Chocolate Life.



4 comments:

  1. Dearest Elizabeth, hello!

    I really must make a squash soup before the season is over, or at least make another batch of cream of mushroom soup with chestnuts! I have three more small packages of chestnuts that I really need to use!

    God bless you my friend, and I hope your new year is off to a great start!

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  2. Pumpkin soup is my absolute fave and then the added bonus of the sausage sounds positively delightful. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  3. That sounds tasty!

    I came down with a headache, so I decided to stay home and have a quiet New Year's Eve.

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  4. That soup looks amazing must try it!! Happy New year!

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