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Pumpkin Chestnut Soup
Method
  • Preheat to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Quarter the onions, coarsely chop the garlic.
  • Transfer to ovenproof pan and spread them out in one layer.
  • Remove the seeds and pumpkin peel carefully and cut the flesh into large pieces.
  • Add them to the baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and transfer contents to a large pot.
  • Add the chestnuts, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, thyme and bouillon cube.
  • Place pot over medium heat and add the boiling water.
  • Simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring often.
  • In the meantime, place a pan over high heat and let it get very hot.
  • Cut the piece of bacon into small cubes and add them to the pan.
  • Sauté for about 10 minutes, until crunchy and golden.
  • When ready, remove from pan and allow to drain from excess oil on paper towels.
  • When the soup is ready, beat with an immersion blender and gradually add the heavy cream while beating.
  • Add the honey, salt and pepper. Beat a while longer, until the soup is nice and smooth. Its consistency will not be very thick.
  • Add some more chicken stock or water if necessary.
  • Serve soup in serving bowls topped with crunchy bacon cubes, croutons, fresh thyme and a few more drops of heavy cream.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

276
Calories (kcal)
14 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

18.4
Total Fat (g)
26 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

8.2
Saturated Fat (g)
41 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

18.5
Total Carbs (g)
7 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

10.0
Sugars (g)
11 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.7
Protein (g)
15 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.9
Fibre (g)
12 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.7
Sodium (g)
27 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.