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Pumpkin Soup with Anise

What you need: 

1 small pumpkin (skinned and chunked)
1 medium butternut squash (skinned and chunked)
olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pot)
2 large onions (chunked or sliced)
1 clove garlic (minced)
3 or 4 tablespoons curry powder
1 or 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
3 cups vegetable stock
3 star anise (ground)
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
vegan sour cream (a dollop to garnish)

What you do: 

1) Heat the oil in the pan and saute the onions until translucent. Stir in the red pepper flakes and curry powder and combine ingredients for about 1 minute. Add the pumpkin and squash, then add the stock.2) Bring to a boil, cover, and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for about 40 minutes, or until the pumpkin and squash are soft.3) Add the ground star anise to the soup and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes more, or until the flavors have melded.4) Mash the soup before serving and add a dollop of vegan sour cream.
The soup is great plain, or can be served over rice. Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to your desired heat.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 50 minutes
Cooking Time: 
50 minutes
Servings: 
4
Recipe Category: 

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