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Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

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These days there seems to be a quiz for just about everything! From “What Disney Character are YOU?” or “Who should I dress up as for Halloween?” to “How good is your vocabulary?” and, one of my favorites “How dirty are you?” (which happens to be in reference to your personal hygiene and not your behavior, we are PG 13 over here people) the consensus is: when it doubt, quiz it out!

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Recently my daughter came across a quiz titled “Will you get Alzheimer’s?” and she figured she would have me take the quiz – without me knowing! So while I was in the middle of cooking this Pumpkin & Lentil Soup for dinner and picking myself up off the floor after tripping over my dog, she started asking me a set of weird questions. Between cooking and looking in my purse for the Advil Tablet Vial for my hurt derrière, I did not give her questions the attention they demanded.

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When she was done, she looked all glum for a second and informed me that I was a candidate for early onset Alzheimer’s and then she cheered up and began calling me “Alzy” – I have no clue where she gets her sense of humor from! Now, Alzheimer’s is not something to take lightly. But I don’t have it. Seriously – I am not in denial. I have just been so busy recently and I haven’t been writing down where I need to be and what I need to do, like I know I should and well, you can only fill a bucket so high right?

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This busy-ness has also meant late nights and too-early mornings and a lack of sleep isn’t my best friend with flu season right around the corner. I am not one to get sick easily, but, when I feel a case of the sniffles coming on I cook up a batch of Pumpkin & Lentil Soup with some onions, garlic, ginger and fresh turmeric and take a dose of Emergen-C Immune+ Chewables and I am ready to go back outside and engage in some rakkutting (raking+cutting) – though not before swabbing my soupy lips with some ChapStick Total Hydration!

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Fortunately, when I was at Walmart, shopping for some of the ingredients for this soup, I remembered to pick up an Advil Tablet Vial, a bottle of Emergen-C Immune+ Chewables and a stick of new ChapStick Total Hydration – which I was attracted to because of it’s “Age defying” qualities! I may not have Alzheimer’s but I sure am getting older!  😉 

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Have you been in doubt and had to quiz it out recently? If so, what’s one quiz you took? If not – what’s one you are curious about?

What’s one thing you are doing this season so you can Be Healthy For Every Part of your Life?

 

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Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A delicious and filling Lentil and Pumpkin Soup loaded with immunity building onions, garlic, ginger and turmeric! This soup is a must try, y'all!

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh turmeric chopped, can substitute 1 1/4 teaspoon dried turmeric powder if fresh isn't available
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric, no need to add this if you used 1 1/4 teaspoons fried turmeric from step above
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 jalapeno chopped, optional
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, optional
  • 2 teaspoons Sambal Oelek, optional

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a pan and make sure to swirl it around so it comes the bottom
  2. Add the onions, garlic, ginger and fresh turmeric and saute for about 10 minutes - stirring often
  3. Add in the lentils and stir lentils around in mixture so they are covered in olive oil too
  4. Add in the water, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, turmeric powder, chili, cumin, coriander and salt and pepper and stir well.
  5. Bring to a boil, then cover and lower heat to low and let simmer for 15-17 minutes stir in jalapenos
  6. Serve warm and top with sesame seeds and Sambal Oelek

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The next time you are Walmart, maybe you could give these products a try:

Emergen-C Immune+ Chewables
• More Healthy Days, More Healthy Nights
• “Let Your Healthy Out”
• Immune support

Advil Tablet Vial
• The original round tablets providing safe, effective pain relief for over 25 years.
• Nothing’s stronger, longer lasting or better on your tough aches and pains than Advil, and nothing works on more pains than Advil (among OTC pain relievers).
• Use Advil tablets for headaches, minor arthritis and other joint pain, muscle aches and pains of the common cold

ChapStick Total Hydration
• 100% Natural
• Age defying
• Advanced nourishing formula with argan oil and avocado butter and rose hip oils
• Instantly smooths and moisturizes
• Visibly renews lips
• With omega 6 & 9
• Clinically proven healthier looking lips

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Brian Jones

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

Great sounding recipe, I love turmeric with pumpkin the flavours marry so well, delicious!

Shashi

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

They definitely do! Thanks so much Brian!

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

This pumpkin lentil soup looks so flavorful and delicious. I would love to give it a try soon. Thank you for this delicious share! :)

Shashi

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

Thanks so much Anu - I so appreciate your kind words :)

markr356

Monday 2nd of November 2015

That's a really good looking soup. Love the combination of pumpkin and lentils. Ang great spices to warm it all up. Looking forward to making it.

Shashi

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

Thanks so much Mark - I sure hope you enjoy it

Little Big H

Sunday 1st of November 2015

I love lentils in soups. Can't wait to try this one, its looks delicious.

Shashi

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

Thanks so much Cristie! I hope you love this as much as we did :)

Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

Sunday 1st of November 2015

I love the look of this soup!! I am always trying new lentil recipes, and this one sounds amazing! Also, when I was young, I absolutely loved taking those kinds of quizzes! If I had access to a computer when I was a kid, I am sure I would be looking at that Alzheimer's quiz too :p

Shashi

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

Hahaha! Those quizzes sure an make the day go by quicker! Thanks so much Cathleen