On the Menu: Spiced Peanut Pumpkin Soup & a Hat Trick

The Runner’s World Festival week is here! Registration is still open and the discount codes are still up for grabs.

For the first time this season the soup-pot was busted out and the Veg Life Pinterest board was assessed for options. Currently working without a blender or functioning food processer means a little creativity is in order. Recently accepting that it’s no longer iced-coffee season and pumpkin is taking its reign worked out well for this dinner.

Thanks to MindBodyGreen’s Spicy West African Peanut soup, we had some inspiration to work with. This soup is a mixture of seasonal, spicy and dietary-restriction-friendly! Vegan (dairy-free) and gluten-free, but not missing a thing.

spicy peanut pumpkin soup

Spiced Peanut Pumpkin Soup

1 cup diced yellow onion
1 cup diced celery
1 Tbsp grated ginger (or dried to taste)
2 tsp minced garlic (or dried to taste)
1 Tbsp oil (EVOO or of choice)
Hot sauce to taste
Seasonings: cayenne, paprika, salt

1 can organic pureed pumpkin
2 cups Trader Joe’s Bloody Mary mix
3 cups water
1/4 cup peanut butter (natural, creamy)

Toppings: roasted kale, green onions & roasted pepitas

In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium. Sauté the celery, onion, garlic and ginger until softened. Add seasonings & hot sauce, continue stirring until cooked through. Add remaining ingredients one at a time, stirring thoroughly until well-mixed. Bring to a boil; simmer for 10-20 minutes until ready to serve (stir frequently). If you prefer a smooth soup, use an immersion blender to puree the sautéed vegetables.

Top with whatever your taste-buds want! We had kale ‘chips’ (i.e. roasted kale), sliced green onions and roasted pumpkin seeds (i.e. pepitas). It ‘twas delicious.

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There’s one other big item on the menu this week: a hat-trick!

On Saturday, I’ll be running two of three races (5k, 10k), and Sunday will round it out (half-marathon). Thursday I hit the road with Erika to join a host of other bloggers, Runners World team members and elite runners!

RW Festival_home

Come join a party  {festival} only RW could host!

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Filed under dinners, Meatless Monday, Races, recipes, running, vegetarian

6 Responses to On the Menu: Spiced Peanut Pumpkin Soup & a Hat Trick

  1. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. I’m sure you are aware of her, but in case you can’t make this delish recipe, SouperGirl in DC has a fabulous vegan West African peanut soup!

  2. So jealous of the Hat Trick – have a blast! Hope I can run it next year! Your soup looks delicious as well.

  3. Mamacita

    You must make this soup for us over the holidays; good luck with your hat trick.
    Love, Mamacita

  4. Good luck with the races! What a feat! I like the idea of adding the kale chips on top of soup in place of crackers. Great way to add some healthy crunch.

  5. That soup looks amazing (grabbing the recipe…). Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

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