Pumpkin Soup With Bruschetta Vegan Style

I grew up on this stuff. Loaded with thickened full dairy cream, sautéing the onions in butter and adding some chicken stock.  Then of course with the bruschetta sliced Parmesan cheese was just a given....these days we are opting for more healthier choice meals and compassionate eating so give this a try next time you have a Meatless Monday meal. 

Pumpkin Soup Vegan Style 

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Ingredients 

1 large pumpkin diced   

1 sliced brown onion

2-3 crushed garlic

2-3 cups of vegan chicken stock

Salt and pepper

Drizzle of olive oil

Fresh parsley to serve 

Method 

If you don't have time to oven bake your pumpkin, simply place pumpkin, onion, garlics and into a pot of cold water. Once boiled add vegan chicken stock, salt and pepper. I add a sprinkle of tumeric for that extra anti-flammatory goodness and allow the soup to boil until it softens. Purée for a thicker texture or add more water or chicken stock if you prefer more of a soup consistency.

Bruschetta Appetisers   

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Ingredients  

French stick or ciabatta bread   

1-2 tomatoes

1 red onion

1 crushed garlic  

2 handfuls of parsley and basil

Sweet balsamic vinegar   

Drizzle of olive oil  

Salt and Pepper  

Method 

Lightly toast bread, chop all ingredients or place in a blender, drizzle olive oil on bread and spoon over bruschetta mixture!

This combination is sensational and an awesome snack for the kids when they get home. Plus I love telling them;

" I love you from my head to my tomatoes. " 

Tag me #ds365vegan when you're making any of my recipes on social media as I love seeing your version.

xxDani  

365 Lifestyle Motivator