Thermomix Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Soup

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Good morning! I cannot believe it’s already Halloween again in a few days – how did this happen so fast? I’ll actually be coming back home on October 31st from my US business travels, so I don’t know how awake I’ll be or whether the jet lag will have me under control that night! Either way, every year when October starts, when the leaves turn orange, and the halloween decorations come out – I crave a good pumpkin soup! And that is exactly what I cooked the other night – or better, what the Thermomix basically cooked by itself for me!

The recipe, once more with the Thermomix, is super, duper easy! First of all, the ingredients are:
Pumpkin, and
Ginger
Yup, that’s it. All you really need is pumpkin and a little bit of ginger (only if you want a hint of spice!). Now, I of course added spices and herbs, but that really depends on what taste you are looking to get at the end. Here is what I did:
1) cut 800g of pumpkin into large pieces (and roughly 1,5cm of peeled ginger if you like), add them into the Thermomix bowl, cut them for 10 seconds at speed 5
10 sec / speed 5
2) now add around 75g of oil to the pot (I used rapeseed oil), and cook it at 100°C at speed 2 for 5 minutes
5 min / speed 2 / 100°C
3) add all your spices and herbs as you wish! I used a hint of salt and pepper, around 1 tablespoon of curry, 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika, ½ tablespoon of ground chilli (or add in a fresh chill if you like it spicy!) and cook it for another 12 minutes at Varoma steam, speed 2.
12 min / speed 2 / Varoma (120°C)
4) to get it creamy, you now have to stir it for 10 seconds at speed 7.5 – tada, you can now serve the soup hot and tasty!
10 sec / speed 7.5

Camana Bay

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Hi peeps – weekend already! Thankfully Saturday. I woke up this morning and could have sworn it is Sunday – and it makes me even happier konwing that I have another day off tomorrow and can sleep in. The week was super busy again, and going to Geneva for Thursday-Friday didn’t help with trying to get back into my routine (and off the jetlag). Yet it was super fun. I went over for work, attended a big networking event dinner (you semi-see my outfit on my last instagram photo) and then had meetings the next morning. Coming back to Zurich I was able to nap a little on the train, which was desperately needed as I went met up for drinks in the evening with friends. So much for resting. Today looked similar, I got home at around 1pm (stayed over last night), had lunch with my dad whom is spending the weekend here, went grocery shopping and finished an assignment for uni. Now I thought I’d give you a little update before I jump up again and get ready for dinner tonight. Cannot wait!

The only negative thing about being back home, really, is the weather. It has become so cold! Nevermind those lovely evening dinners and drinks with only a shirt and shorts on. It all about thick jackets and wearing a scarf already. Looking at these pictures almost wants me to turn around and fly back right to Cayman. These photos are of a little island just at Camana Bay. Visiting our office, this pretty place was only a 60 second walk away from it and I couldn’t help myself but go there once or twice after lunch to enjoy the view. It is really tiny. A touristy thing, but so pretty. Imagine being stuck in the office the whole day and within a couple of meters you can walk over a small bridge and stand on this cute little island and feel like you are on vacation. Right – not that anyone would do that actually living there; happy to escape the heat in air-conditioned rooms at the office. I surely would. At least that’s what I would like to believe.

Now this weekend everyone is going to Halloween parties. I totally missed it this year – or will be missing it. I had the chance to go to a big party with reservation but already cancelled a couple of weeks ago. I wanted some time to rest after all those travels. Quite frankly, I am happy I did. I get to enjoy some quality time and go out with great people. Seeing Kylie Jenners Halloweeen-Party on snapchat today, though, made me question this whole thing again. Yes, I liked it. No, actually, I loved it. I want it. So right now my plan for next year is an awesome Halloween party. Let’s see what actually happens in a year but the thought is quite heart-warming – or better, bitter sweet.

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