Recipe Directions

It is easy to prepare: Add all ingredients in the blender and blend it until smooth.
I top it with dehydrated buckwheat and with pumpkin seed oil drops.
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Gitta's Thoughts

I like pumpkin very much. Although I've always hated to bake it, when I cut the raw pumpkin it is fresh and crunchy, it is full of life and flavour. It has only one fault: its hard to chew, but if I use a blender I can easily make a creamy, deliciuos pumpkin soup. Don't miss it!

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rawrabbit's Review

Pumpkin soup with orange
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Not a good idea to use yams!!!
I changed this recipe by using 1 medium yam(peeled, then chopped) in place of pumpkin and I used 1 cup of water. It was a little on the thick side, but I like my soups thick. This soup turned out good. There was a mild starchy after taste, but I can live with it.
An after thought was is it safe to eat raw yams? After eating dish, I read on the internet that yams can be toxic. So I asked others if they could tell if this is true. It looks like some responses said you should not eat raw yams.
Answer: Raw sweet potatoes contain a chemical called trypsin inhibitor, which inhibits the activity of an enzyme that your body needs to digest protein. The trypsin inhibitor in sweet potatoes is almost entirely inactivated when you cook them. For that reason, eating large quantities of raw sweet potatoes on a regular basis might not be such a great idea. But small amounts of raw sweet potato (such as shredding a bit on top of a salad or eating a few raw sweet potato chips as a snack) probably will not cause any big problems. Sweet potatoes (raw or cooked) are a great source of beta-carotene, which is a fat soluble vitamin. Eating them with something that contains a bit of fat will enhance your ability to absorb this nutrient. See link:
http://blog.nutritiondata.com/ndblog/2009/03/is-it-okay-to-e.html

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Does it matter what kind of pumpkin it is ?

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I have found that in most recipes you can use sweet potato, acorn sqash, butternut squash and pumpkin interchangably. I have even used carrots in some.

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Yes, of course, I peel the pumpkin!

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Looks very good Gitta. I would like to experiment with various squashes as well. By the way, do you peel the pumpkin before you use it?

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Instead of honey, you can use stevia or agave sirup, or nothing! Honey isn't important in this recipe. Orange is sweet also...

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how important is the honey?
I don't eat honey;
what could I use in place of it??

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Wow, thanks! I was trying to think of something raw to do with pumpkin, and this looks great!

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this looks lovely and so seasonal!!

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