Monday, September 21, 2009

Pumpkin, Bean & Veggie Soup

I woke up this morning with my usual sleepy Monday morning eyes and knew today would be heavy on the coffee ;). After work, I decided to do a quick run 4 mile run. Since I have to fit in running when I’m not teaching, these last few days have been very running intensive. To ease my aching muscles, I decided to do Polly’s Yoga for Runners again. It was fantastic! Afterwards, I took Franky for a walk and scrubbed up the kitchen floor.

For dinner tonight, I went with a pumpkin soup based on this Libby’s recipe.

Pumpkin, Bean & Veggie Soup (makes 1 big bowl)

Ingredients:
1 tsp olive oil
Desired amount of garlic
½ bell pepper, chopped
¼ teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon thyme
¼ cup of corn
1 tomato, chopped
¼ cup of beans
½ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup vegetable broth
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Greek Yogurt (optional)

Directions:
Heat oil. Add garlic & peppers and cook until soft. Stir in cumin, thyme, corn, tomato, beans, pumpkin, and broth. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Top with cayenne pepper and a little Greek yogurt, if desired.

This was seriously AMAZING. I can't wait to make it again. I topped it with tons of cayenne pepper for a nice kick. On the side I had an apple to complete my fall themed meal:


Tonight I plan to work on my play lists/tracks for Body Step and Attack and then REST.
Do you have a favorite fall meal?


51 comments:

Haleigh said...

Glorious fall meal! It looks and tastes amazing! My favorite fall meal is anything involving pumpkin- that means that I need to try this recipe out asap. Enjoy your evening! xoxo

Krista said...

Mmmm....GREAT soup! My favourite fall meal is probably a roasted chicken and baked squash of some kind....

Julie said...

AWESOME soup! I have alll those ingreeds! I thiink I'll be making that soon :)

Lauren said...

ERICA OH MY GOSH!!!!!! This is so crazy, but I had this same recipe on my mind ALL day! I make such a similar soup, Pumpkin Black Bean and I have big plans on making a big batch this weekend. Oh wow, it's like we are foodie twins today. Haha, I love it. ;)

Have a great night sweetheart!

lesley living life said...

Mmm, that sounds like wonderful soup! As the weather has been turning cooler, it's just a given that the need for soup is near, haha. I'll definitely remember this soup when I decide to finally make some.

balancejoyanddelicias said...

oh I love fall is here!! that means pumpkin recipe is everywhere!!!
love this soup! :)

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) said...

I love seeing so much pumpkin now that it's fall!

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

What a lovely fall meal! Hubby and I had acorn squash at the end of dinner tonight, and it was pretty freakin' awesome!

Maria said...

Great fall meal. It is finally cooling off here. I love black bean soup, butternut squash soup, roasted pepper soup, etc. I have lots of recipes on my blog fo soups:) Healthy and comforting meals for fall. I also love apple and pumpkin flavors!

Jenna said...

That big bowl of soup looks so dang good!

My favorite fall meal is chili with cornbread :)

cookinfanatic said...

What a fantastic fall recipe - looks like you did a great job!! I've had pumpkin chili before which is somewhat similar, however I really like the addition of the corn to this one! Right now my fave fall dish is roasted acorn squash w/ maply syrup, brown sugar and walnuts like I made the other night - yummmm :)

Chef Fresco said...

Mmm pumpkin! Yum!

Lizzy said...

Chili. i love love love it! there are so many variations that you can never go wrong. :)

vegetarianontherun said...

Sweet potatoes and butternut squash--any way you make them!! Seriously--you can't go wrong with the fall veggies! Have a great night girlfriend!

Leianna said...

Chili and corn bread is my favorite fall meal!

Taylor said...

That looks super yummy! Thanks :-)

wholebodylove said...

That looks awesome! I always make my own pumpkin puree and I can't wait to use it in that soup!

BroccoliHut said...

Yay! Another excuse to eat pumpkin!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

love the soup, looks great. I really enjoy stews around this time, my favorite is actually beef stews with lots of potatoes! Erica, I just found out my rec center is giving free classes for some different Les Mills classes. I'm excited

MizFit said...

here the fave fall meal is still something COLD.

Ice cream, errrrm, cold poached salmon.

I totally mean cold poached salmon.

cool front today thought: high of 85!

Yum Yucky said...

Fall favorite! Sweet Potato Pie, baby!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Oh YUM! Plus everything is better with a little kick - I like your cayenne addition :)

My favorite fall meal? Well, it's more of a dish but I only eat green bean casserole on Thanksgiving and it's a good thing. You know how I get obsessed with certain foods/meals, if I had this year round I'd be like Alice when she ate the 'eat me' cookie - BURSTING out of my house ;)

Holly said...

Mmmm!!! I am copying and pasting this recipe now. :-) I am a soup QUEEN - year round! But I do eat more of it in the fall/winter. Looooove my black beans. Black bean/sweet potato soup is probably my fave!!

Bridget said...

Yay Fall!!! That soup sounds awesome! I love any pumpkin dish...esp baked goods! I love chili's and soups for fall time :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Wow this sounds amazing & easy! I think I may try making this in a mini pumpkin--just for fun!

Btw, love the bowls :-)

peanutbutterbliss said...

oh goodness this sounds so healthy and delicious :D will have to make this asap!

Diana said...

AAAH I love this soup idea! A perfect find for this first day of fall. :) Thanks for sharing--I have some excess black beans that might be destined for pumpkin soup. One thing I've been loving in the past week or two is just steamed winter squashes, root veggies and greens with a really killer dressing. I've been ordering it in restaurants but have yet to make it myself, despite the fact that it's so simple it's almost a crime to order it in a restaurant! It's just one of those discoveries where you realize how good food tastes plain sometimes. :)

Matt (No Meat Athlete) said...

Sounds like a great Fall meal! I wonder if you could use fresh pumpkin for the puree?

Two favorite Fall meals: butternut squash risotto and butternut squash filled ravioli. I made the risotto last night!

Sweetie Pie said...

That. Looks. Amazing!

I think my favorite fall meal involves roasted pork loin, sauteed apples and a baked sweet potato with some kale or other greens on the side. I start craving that kind of meal this time of year.

I also love soups and chilis when it gets cool. Meals in bowls are definitely my fall go to foods!

Jessica said...

This looks like a great recipe. I will have to try it. Found your blog from Fitnessista...love it!

health savvy shopaholic said...

fall food is my favorite :) anything with pumpkin or squash is just delishhhh! that soup looks sooooo good!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

I don't really have a favorite meal in the fall but THAT totally looks like it could be it! :) Yum!

Therese said...

That soup looks awesome!!! I have almost everything to make it except pumpkin...I think I will have to pick some up. I could even add some turkey (we're meat eaters) and it would be like Thanksgiving dinner :)

Pam said...

Love your soup! Peeps around here are having a hard time finding Libby's Pumpkin, something about a shortage of pumpkins this year.

Happy Days!

fittingbackin said...

I've never cooked with pumpkin but that looks SO good and so fall. :) I don't think I have a fall meal - unless chili counts as the fall is when I bust it out! If so - I love white bean chicken chili. YUM!

Holly said...

THANK YOU FOR THAT RECIPE! it looks amazing!

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

that soup looks AMAZING! I think THAT might be my favorite fall meal--fast-forwarding over the part where I actually prepare and taste it haha.. need to make it in the very near future!

The Blonde Duck said...

Does the yoga tape help with sore shins?

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Mmmm I could use some soup right about now!
Favorite fall meal...I've got many but one of them is Sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving!

Ada said...

Wow, that really looks like the perfect fall meal! I like that the recipe doesn't contain too many ingredients, it definitely seems doable! Pumpkin is one of the greatest ingredients of all time:)

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Yum!! Favorite fall meal...hmm..homemade chicken noodle soup....or anything with lentils!

Erika said...

What a great recipe! I love anything that involves pumpkins or apples in the fall.

thedallasceliac said...

Today finally feels like fall. Fall food for me is honeycrisp apples, pumpkin, and roasted veggies.

I'm going to try that soup!

just me said...

omg that soup looks amazing! i hate pumpkin, but i love pumpkin soup..i think it's because it makes the pumpkin taste savory and not sweet. pumpkins can't taste sweet to me!!!

Chef Jeena said...

Gorgeous soup Erica and so healthy too, I would love to dip some fresh crispy bread into it yum.

Jennifer said...

That looks SOOO good!!!! What a wonderful Fall soup!

DEESHA said...

that does make an amazing meal

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

That soup looks so so good! I need to venture out more with pumpkin. All I've ever made is pumpkin pie but the possibilities are really endless.

Kristen @ Simply Savor said...

yumm im always looking for new things to do with pumpkin and can't believe i never thought of soup until now!! hope you're having a great week :)

teresa said...

what a yummy looking soup!

Julie said...

oh my god this sounds AMAZING! if i can get my hands on some veg broth i'm totally making this tonight :)

hahahaha and i totally already commented on this back in the day!