Potato Pumpkin Garlic soup

Ever heard of ‘comfort food’? Those dishes where the smell alone conjures warm, nostalgic feels. The foods that fill your belly and your soul.
Amazing how a handful of various ingredients can unlock a torrent of memories when put together in just the right way. One of the best things about comfort foods? They’re usually extremely simple and inexpensive recipes to make.
Any country with a winter no doubt has a hearty soup in their comfort food pantheon. Something cheap and easy to wrap you up in its warm embrace on those cold days and nights.
This hearty meal is one of them! Make it a new classic of your own.
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium potato peeled and cut into pieces
  • ½ large pumpkin peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground dried ginger
  • 800 ml water
  • To serve: flax seeds, hemp seeds, coconut milk

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot over medium heat and pour in olive oil.
  • Add in garlic, potato and pumpkin. Season with spices, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, until slightly golden.
  • Pour in water and bring to a boil.
  • Boil the vegetables for 15 minutes until soft.
  • Turn the heat off. Set aside half of the boiled water and blend the vegetables with the remaining liquid. If needed, add in more water and blend again.
  • Serve with coconut milk, flax seeds and hemp seeds