Sunday, December 18, 2011

Giveaway Winners!!

Sorry for the lack of posts and the lag on the giveaway winners.  I have been busy with holiday things and also caught a cold that rendered me extremely lazy!!!  So lazy that I didn’t want to switch computers to do screen shots of the winners, so you guys will have to just trust me this time.

The first winner is comment 18, Erin from Dinners Dishes and Dessert

The second winner is comment 16, Lindsay from Rosemarried

The third winner is comment 2, Kimberly from Unrivaled Kitchen!

The fourth winner is comment 1, Aimee!

The fifth winner is comment 7, Ramona from Curry and Comfort

Congrats ladies, I will send you your Duncan Hines coupons and include a $5 dollar Starbucks card as well since I lagged on sending this out for so long!  Please send me your contact info so I can send it off to you!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup

With the holidays coming and soooo many tempting treats, its hard not to indulge in all the seasonal goodies.  Have I ever told you that I am notoriously a sucker for anything gingerbread, peppermint and pumpkin?  It’s true, I just about bought every peppermint candy coated item that Target had in their Holiday aisle.  Peppermint Oreos, Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel This, Peppermint Genevas, and I am still on the hunt for Candy Cane Roca!! 

This recipe is pretty skinny jean friendly and so simple to make.  I made it with a sugar pumpkin I picked up last time at the farmers market, but you could make it even easier and use canned pumpkin puree.  And if you haven’t entered my 100th post giveaway be sure to leave a comment letting me know you liked me on facebook, or followed me on twitter!


Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup
adapted from Nutmeg Anny

1 can pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 can light coconut milk
1/2 Tbsp curry powder
1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
1/2 tsp sea salt
Juice of one lime

1.  Add everything into a pot and mix well until evenly heated through. 

Seriously.  That is it, you’re done!!  I am definitely making this again and next time adding in some grilled shrimp or some toasted buttery croutons.  Loved this soup, I am definitely going to make it again!  I loved the bright flavors during these colder winter days.