Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

Is it safe for dogs to eat pumpkin or sweet potato?

Today being a sunny day I decided to eat outside.  I put my soup on the table and went inside to grab a spoon.  When I returned, the neighbour’s little dog, Shep greeted me at the door with an orange goatee and a trail of soup droppings.  He looked so cute and innocent.  I wish I’d thought to take a photo.

There’s nothing better than a bowl of warm soup on a winter’s day.  Shep must have thought so too.  I would have let him finish it but not sure if it’s good for him.  Oh and if you’re wondering, I threw out his serving and gave myself a fresh bowl.  LOL.

You can substitute sweet potato with potato if you like.  It’s just as good.  Enjoy!  I think Shep did.

Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

Photographed by Deborah

√ Wheat Free, √ Yeast Free, √ Egg Free, √ MSG Free, √ Gluten Free

(Makes 7½ cups)

750g pumpkin, cubed
2 leeks or 2 large onions, sliced
250g sweet potato, cubed
4 cups Homemade Chicken Stock
1 cup cream
Salt & pepper

Place pumpkin, leeks or onions, sweet potato and chicken stock into a large saucepan.  Bring to the boil, then simmer uncovered for about 25 minutes or until vegetables are soft.  Let it cool a little and purée with a blender until smooth.

Add the cream and salt and pepper to taste.  Bring back to the boil, stirring constantly, and simmer for another 5 mins.  I usually add a dollop of cream before serving, swirl it around and garnish with parsley.