simple pumpkin soup

Fall is well underway, and that means it's time for cozy soups!  My sister and I cooked up this incredibly simple pumpkin soup, and I couldn't resist photographing it in our pumpkin patch!  Of course, that was easier said than done, and it had me rethinking that decision as we trudged through the mud dragging all of my props and soup.  Ha!  

I think it was worth it though!  Getting to see the sunrise from the field is always a treat, and these little pumpkin pots looked so cute beside actual pumpkins!

Edit: Giveaway is closed!  Congrats to Sarah LeNoir for winning! 

Also, I have an exciting giveaway for you today!  I was so pumped when I heard that Loran from Polder's Old World Market was looking for collaborators to gift some of their gorgeous dreamware to readers who would appreciate it, and even more pumped when she said yes when I reached out!  Being from a family-run farm myself, the story of the Polder family business really resonated with me, and their passion and attention to detail is so apparent within their work.  Hand-carved dreamware created from salvaged wood, beautifully curated vintage cookware, ceramics, linens, and more!

So, today I'm giving away one of their all purpose wooden spoons (pictured in this blog!) & the world's best cookie spatula.  All you have to do is visit their site, and comment below telling me what piece of dreamware you would like to find in your stocking this Christmas!  I will randomly be choosing and e-mailing the winner on November 10th.

Simple Pumpkin Soup


2 tablespoons oil

1/2 medium onion, chopped finely

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

2 cups (16 oz) pumpkin puree

2 cups chicken broth

1 can (14 oz) coconut milk

salt & pepper to taste

cilantro & pumpkin seeds to garnish


In a large pot, place oil and chopped onions, and sautee until onions are soft.  Add in garlic and stir, cooking for about a minute together.

Add in chicken broth, cumin, red pepper flakes, and pumpkin puree.  Stir occasionally as mixture heats up.  Add in coconut milk and heat through.

Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve hot!

Garnish with a swirl of coconut milk, cilantro and pumpkin seeds!

*note: pairs well with biscuits (recipe here!)

And bonus!! The Polder family wants to gift their customers with a $25 gift certificate, and all you have to do is sign up for their newsletter here!  (You don't have to sign up to be entered, this is just an extra perk!)

Happy soup making!