Roasted Pumpkin: Warm Comfort Food
Warm Comfort Food For The Cold Months!
Comforting and warm meals are what you are looking for when the weather becomes cooler. But you have to watch out in eating these foods because most often, they are rich in carbohydrates and lack nutrition. This can contribute to additional pounds and weight problems that you don’t want.
Try this fortifying recipe that offers great nutrition! This is perfect for your cravings of a delicious and warm meal.
- 1 piece of large pumpkin
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 drops of Black Pepper essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of Blue Agave
- 2 drops of Thyme essential oil
- 2 measuring cups of Balance Complete™ (optional)
- 2 drops of Clove essential oil
- 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (to taste)
- Coconut oil
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 2 small pieces of shallots (chopped)
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- Preheat the oven to 400º F.
- Place your whole pumpkin on a baking sheet . Then, gently coat your pumpkin with coconut oil. Bake the pumpkin for one hour by putting the baking sheet on the lowest shelf of the oven.
- Remove the pumpkin from the oven after an hour and let it cool down for 15-20 minutes. Then cut the pumpkin horizontally in half. Be extra careful because it will be brimming with steam that can cause burns.
- Remove all the seeds and properly put in one container because you will use these seeds later as a garnish. Scoop all the pumpkin meat into a food processor. Add one cup of chicken stock and put two measuring cups of Balance Complete to the mixture. Puree it until it’s perfectly smooth.
- Prepare a large pot and mix the olive oil and shallots. Sauté them in medium heat. When the shallots become golden brown and soft, put the pumpkin puree together with the rest of chicken stock, cayenne, Blue, Agave, water, and coconut milk. Let the soup simmer at low heat and cook for 15-20 minutes.
- Next, add a few pinches of salt. Remove from heat, add essential oils such as Clove, Black Pepper, and Thyme, adn stir the soup well.
Enjoy this delicious, warm, and healthy recipe during the cold months!