When there’s a chill in the air I find myself wanting soup for lunch. But alas, there are absolutely NO leftovers in the refrigerator today. OH MY!! That almost never happens! So I then turned to the pantry for ideas. My stockpile of pumpkin caught my eye and there sitting right beside all the cans of pumpkin was a can of coconut milk. I grabbed it, a can of pumpkin, a can of chicken breast meat, walked over to my freezer and took out two small jars of homemade chicken stock and went from there. The final soup came out quite tasty and ends up it’s very nutritious, too. I went for a Thai flavor today. GOOD choice for my e key ingredients! This recipe isn’t suitable until you reach the nuts and seeds rung of Atkins Phase 2 OWL carb ladder. It is perfectly suited to other Keto diets and Primal-Paleo as well.
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1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree (do not use pumpkin pie filling!)
1 13.5-oz. can coconut milk
3 c. homemade chicken broth
¼ c. packed, chopped fresh cilantro
¼ tsp. salt
Dash black pepper
¼ c. green onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. Thai Red Curry Paste (or to taste)
1 tsp. coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
½ tsp. Thai fish sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 13 oz. can chicken breast meat (with broth)
Sprig of fresh cilantro or my 8-seed Spice Blend
DIRECTIONS: Basically, place all ingredients into a large soup pot, stir well and bring to a boil and then lower heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Although not absolutely necessary, I used my stick blender to puree the meat up a bit for a smoother soup.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes five 1½ c. servings, each contains:
19.2 g fat
10.2 g carbs, 2.6 g fiber, 7.6 g NET CARBS
13.66 g protein
432 mg sodium
519 mg potassium
97% RDA Vitamin A, 12% B6, 8% C, 39% copper, 55% iron, 19% magnesium, 41% manganese, 22% niacin, 21% phosphorous, 16% riboflavin, 6% selenium, 8% thiamin, 10% zinc