PUMPKIN AND COCONUT SOUP with a chilli kick.

Another one of Lola’s own, made up, homemade, super soups –


Fresh pumpkin,

1 onion,

Fresh garlic,

kumara ( sweet potatoes ),

Potato or 2,

Tin of coconut milk,

Seasoning, olive oil,

Dried chilli and fresh coriander.


Start by chopping and frying the onion and garlic, adding small pieces of chopped pumpkin, Kumara, potatoes, when fried a little add the coconut milk, seasoning and chilli. Simmer until all is cooked through. Then using a stick blender to partly blend the soup, leaving some textured bits. Adjust the seasoning and thickness with a little stock or water if needed. Serve seasoned on top with also chilli and chopped coriander, with  hot fresh crusty bread.