Pumpkin Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup – A “Recipe”

So, I have no pictures of the finished dish, which is a bummer because this soup is pretty and when you swirl the coconut milk in, it’s especially gorgeous. But, I didn’t know for sure if it would come out, because I was faking it from leftover items.


1 large sweet onion, diced
3 large sweet potatoes, baked in foil until softening
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree (I used canned, because it’s what I had – if you use fresh you may want more)
1 can coconut milk
6-8 cups vegetable broth or faux chicken broth
3 T curry powder
1-3 T of red pepper flakes, depending on the level of heat you like
3 T olive oil
Sea salt to taste


Cook onions in olive oil over medium temp until soft. Skin potatoes and add. Add pumpkin. Mash with a spoon or masher. Add 3 cups broth and continue to mash and mix. Add seasoning. Now begin to use the remaining broth gradually to thin the soup to just a bit thicker than you want it. Once you get it there, let it simmer for a bit over a medium-low flame. About 5 minutes before serving, add coconut milk and mix in.


Pressure Cooker Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup – Vegan Recipe

I love butternut squash.  It’s such a beautiful food, and it has this wonderful rich presence in any dish.  For a cool fall day, this slightly spicy yet sweet soup is close to perfect!  I got the starter recipe from my friend Karla, and veganized it and then adjusted for pressure cooker use.  Thanks, Karla!


1 large butternut squash (just over 2lbs), peeled, seeded, cubed
1 small-medium onion diced very small
1 inch ginger finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
3 cups faux chicken or vegetable broth
1 can coconut milk
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 ½ tsp curry powder
½ tsp turmeric
2 T olive oil

Peel and chop as needed.  I find it easiest to slice the squash into rings and then peel.  Place olive oil, onion, garlic, and ginger in the bottom of the pressure cooker and cook on medium heat until soft and fragrant.  Add remaining ingredients, except lemon juice, and bring to high pressure.  Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes and allow to depressurize naturally.  Using an immersion blender, blend soup, add lemon juice, and serve.

Yellow Lentil Curry (Tavoor Dal)

Lentils are a kickin’ legume. They are exceptionally high in protein and have good amounts of iron and potassium too. And, they are delicious. What follows is an extremely easy recipe for lentil curry. I like this served with some sort of bread (pita or otherwise) for dipping and a green salad. Delicious!

1 lb yellow lentils
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 T olive oil
1 T curry powder
1 T cumin
2 t ginger
1 t salt
1 t chili powder
2 T veggie bullion
4 cups water
(or 4 cups veg. broth)

Add olive oil, onions, celery, and garlic to pan and heat on medium-high until onions and celery are tender.  Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender.  Serve with bread or rice.