Prep Time: 5 mins
It’s as if nature knew we were more likely to get sick at this time of year so created the nutrient powerhouse that is the pumpkin. Not only is it a useful implement to help guide us home on dark evenings with the added bonus of potentially scaring our neighbours, but it is excellent for fighting cold and flu.
So if you’re looking for something to do with the carved out pumpkin sitting the corner of the room then make this wholesome and sweet Pumpkin chilli and tarragon soup with celery and almonds. The rich fullness of the pumpkin balances perfectly with the savory crunch of celery and the sweetness of the onions and almonds.
The bright orange colour of the pumpkin signals high levels of carotenoids – these antioxidants are key for our bodies to function and to help prevent premature ageing, cardiovascular diseases and other infections. Pumpkins are also one of the richest sources of plant based anti-inflammatory nutrients such as omega 3s and beta-carotene, which are important for a strong immune system to help protect against colds and flu.