I’ve become a bit obsessed with pumpkins and have a carved one sat in the fridge I’m going to stuff later! This is fragrant, tasty and super filling too! The recipe was passed down from my Mum and it’s pure happiness in a bowl. You can omit the chilli of course if your little ones aren’t fans (my youngest likes chilli so we add it sparingly). The only way I can adequately describe this soup is a tasty hug for your taste buds and tummy. It will warm the cockles and bring a smile to your face. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 medium/large pumpkin 1 white onion, chopped 2 small carrots chopped 1 inch piece of root ginger, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 cubes of organic vegetable stock (optional but offers a more intense, deeper flavour) 400ml/14fl oz coconut milk sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For Garnish: Handful of chilli, sprinked (optional) Drizzle of cream (omit for vegan option) Sprig of coriander Method: Chop the pumpkin in half, holding it steady, then into quarters. Peel and de-seed then cut into small cubes. Place the cubes into a large pan with the onion, carrots, ginger and garlic and add the vegetable stock cubes if using. Pour in 400ml/14fl oz of water, bring to the boil and cook until the vegetables are soft. Add the coconut milk, season with salt and pepper then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Blend in a blender or a hand blender for a smooth texture. Pour into bowls, drizzle with cream if you wish, sprinkle with chilli if using, and add a sprig of coriander and some more freshly ground pepper to serve. Perfect with crusty bread. Yum! Buy my bestselling book in paperback or audio My debut book is my guide to surviving and thriving at work and at home and offers insight into how to create a digital business or return to work with confidence. Mumboss: The Honest Mum's Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home (UK 2nd Edition) Available on Amazon or Audible The Working Mom: Your Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home (US/Canada Edition) Available September 8th 2020. Order now on Amazon Like what you've read? Then why not follow Vicki on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram Never Miss A Post! Subscribe to HonestMum for my weekly email newsletter where I share my new blog posts, blogging tips, event invitations, competitions and news about my new book. I never share your personal data with third parties.