I am so lucky to have parents and a brother that have shiny green thumbs. I get to have fresh produce and even better, for free. You can see my post on what I did with @MrEd2U's eggplants here. My mum has a huge pumpkin patch in her back yard. I only asked for an eighth of a pumpkin because they are HUGE. I forgot to take a pic of the whole pumpkin so I can show you. I only managed to only use half of that anyway. I peeled and cut the rest and froze for another time.
I decided to make pumpkin soup for Hubby. The problem is, my Hubby, doesn't like pumpkins. In fact he doesn't like any orange vegetable! Crazy, I know. I wanted him to appreciate the sweetness of fresh pumpkin and I thought the best way was to make pumpkin soup. To entice him a little I added a few spices as he loves them. I went simple with the spices but any can be used.
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 onion cut into large slices
1 large potato
500g pumpkin cut into chunks
salt and pepper
Pour olive oil in large pot
Add the spices and gently cook till the aroma comes out
Add the onion, potato and pumpkin
Give it a stir
Add enough stock just to cover the vegetables
Season with salt and pepper. Be careful with the salt as the stock may already be salty