Recipe » The best pumpkin soup you’ll ever taste

Happy Halloween! Yes, it’s that time of the year where people get dressed up rather ridiculously, drink that pumpkin spiced latte and eat anything to do with pumpkin. 

Like it? Good. Because we want to share the best freakin’ tasting pumpkin soup recipe with you. (yes, we are that confident!)

Ingredients for 4 people:

1 large butternut pumpkin
2 cut large carrots
2-3 cut red onions
2-3 peeled garlic cloves
1 apple (grated)
1 liter of vegetable or chicken stock
Handful pumpkin seeds

Salt & Pepper

Pumpkin soup ingredients
The basis ingredients are quite simple but effective.

Pumpkin soup is really healthy. Pumpkins contain vitamin C,E, Iron and Calcium

Now let’s cook!

Start off by washing your pumpkin and other veggies. Cut everything rough into square sized proportions and remove the seeds. (you can leave the pumpkin skin on if you washed it well) Add all the veggies, onions and peeled whole gloves of garlic into a roasting pan (with baking paper) and sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Mix the whole lot up so that everything is shining from the oil. Extra: You can add some fresh thyme and rosemary for extra flavour! Put it in the oven with the grill slightly on and roast for about 20-35 minutes on 220 (fan heated). Just keep checking until everything gets a nice colour.

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Before roasting..

When everything is roasted to your satisfaction, remove the stems of thyme & rosemary leaves and leave only one garlic glove before adding everything into a large soup pan. If you use all garlic gloves, the flavor might be too strong. Add 1 cup of chicken or vegetable stock and simmer. Then blend everything with a stab blender until it’s a orange puree and then add the rest of the stock until it’s your desired consistency, bringing it to boil slowly. Once it reached its boiling point, you must do the most important thing: Taste! Does it need more salt? Can you add more garlic? It’s all about those little tweaks. If you’re happy, add the soup into bowls and grate your apple over your awesome pumpkin soup.

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Et voila! Next to a nice piece of spelt cracker with crushed avocado

Alternative ingredients are:

» Add grounded cumin, for that Indian flavour
» Add grated cheese to get that sticky deliciousness

Tip »

Cool down your soup and put it in your refrigerator overnight. The next day it will taste even better!
Have a great Halloween and let us know when you’ve cooked this awesome pumpkin soup!

Love,

Elke

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Amsterdam Event Calendar for October

Leaves are starting to fall to the ground but Amsterdam is still shining as always! As the temperatures beginning to lower down, it’s time to grab those jackets out of the closet and head over to these cool events this October!

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
When? until the 5th of Feb, De Nieuwe Kerk
What? Celebrating the iconic style icon
In the year that she would have turned 90 years old, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church on the Dam Square) is showcasing photographs and items from her house in this exhibition. Items include accessories, clothes and other personal belongings. Website

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
90 years of Marilyn

Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival
When? 25th – 30th of Oct, EYE
What? Everything to do with animation
Celebrating it’s 9th edition, the Klik! Animation Festival is a 6 day treat for animation lovers. You can follow workshops, see movies, masterclasses and 2 premieres with a party to end the festival. More info here: www.klik.amsterdam

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Green Up Your Life & National Geograhic Channel present: Before The Flood Screening
When? 26th of Oct, Chicago Social Club
What? Exclusive screening of the documentaire Before The Flood
Elke and Emanuelle Vos are organizing this event in collaboration with the National Geographic Channel. The documentary will be aired on Television on the 30th of October so this screening is the exclusive premiere. Directed by Fisher Stevens, Produced by Leonardo Dicaprio and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese. Before The Flood is the most important film you will see this year.

Before The Flood Screening

A Mokum Halloween story
When? 29th of Oct, Elementenstraat Amsterdam 9pm – 5am

What?  Halloween party
Fat Kids Cake, Absolut & Levi’s bring you to a classic horror flicks from the ’80s; the golden age of horror on Elementenstreet!
You will find three floors each representing a classic ’80s horror theme:
1. For Urban / Eclectic / Party lovers
Massacre at Prom Night, Class of ’89 Elementenstreet High
Urban / Eclectic / Party
2: For House / Disco lovers
Absolut presents: Close Encounters of the Stranger Things
3: For ’90s / Classics / Anything goes lovers
Stomping Ground of the Louisiana Lagoon Bog Beast
Dresscode?
Anything Halloween goes. ’80s inspired outfits are a bonus.
Informatie & tickets here

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24H Noord
When? 29th of Oct, Amsterdam North 6am – 6pm
What? Discover North Amsterdam in 24 Hours
24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to experience the city in new ways. In 24 hours, you have the time to discover the best of Amsterdam North this month. Clubs, restaurant, shops and other venues are grabbing their chance to show their best bits on the 29th of October. Website

24H Noord

IJhallen Market
When? 29th – 30st of Oct, IJhallen North Amsterdam
What? Amsterdam biggest fleamarket
Find old furniture, clothes, antiques and other quircky finds. The market is inside and starts at 9am until 16.30. Our advice is to be quick because they won’t keep the best till last here! The next market will be in the last weekend of October. www.ijhallen.nl

Love,

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated throughout the month

Amsterdam Event Calendar Oct/Nov 2015

October is in full throttle and November is well on her way. It’s getting colder but there’s a lot to do and see!
So grab your pen and add these dates into your diary!
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