Red Lentil-Pumpkin Soup


I hope all of my east coast friends are safe and sound. This hurricane business is no joke. I couldn’t help but be distracted yesterday at work, especially after BFF sent a text message alerting me that Sandy may be reeking havoc on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Sometimes, Google is not my friend.

First article that popped up: dangerous winds and 20 foot waves between the town I live and the town I work, with 30 miles of Lake Michigan shores running along the road the entire way. Wonderful. The Midwest has lost their reputation as the safest (and yet, we’re still the most boring) place to live in the United States.


By the time I arrived home (safely and unscathed by mother nature), the winds had picked up a lot. Would the wind knock out my internet just as my stupidity nearly stole my cookbook? These kinds of things happen to procrastinators like me.

T-2 days until this cookbook gets sent off. *knock on wood*

While the weather cooperated, so did dinner.


The only good thing about Mr. Prevention being away on work is my opportunity to try recipes he would turn up his nose to. Yes, the man turns up his nose when my response to, “What’s for dinner?” isn’t “Pizza” or “Buffalo Wing _________”.

Gotta love’em. And I’ve got to find the positive because when he left on Saturday after being home from LAST week’s business trip for only 24 hours, I cried. I throw the man under the bus publicly on a daily basis, but my god do I love him. More than the day I married him.

And you know what? He would’ve eaten this soup…and liked this soup. Because it’s delicious, of course. It was also really easy to make :)


 Early morning meeting. But first, a (small) pot of coffee.

Be well,


  1. I had serious deja-vu when I saw this post today. I *just* pinned the same recipe to try out a few days ago! Looks delicious!

  2. Sounds delicious. I actually found a recipe for black bean pumpkin soup yesterday on that I want to make, but this one sounds great too. Seriously, I’m a soup FREAK now that I know Nick will eat really thick versions of it. I need to make up for lost time.

  3. So funny – I remember hubby left on a week long biz trip and I started sobbing when he left, too!! This soup looks incredible.

  4. Sandy is definitely making her way inland. I was watching the news this morning and the lakefront is out of control right now… and I’ve definitely been checking up on all my friends on the east coast. Scary stuff indeed.

  5. Nearly everybody I know in the Cleveland area was or still is without power since last evening. Yikes!
    What kind of immersion blender do you use? My handheld Kitchenaid mixer has an immersion blender attachment but it does not do the trick.

  6. This looks delicious! I love red lentils and love how creamy this soup looks! Pinning it to try soon.

  7. This looks fabulous! I just made a butternut squash soup the other day and it took a while to convince my family to try it, but it was a hit! I never would have thought of pureeing squash and making soup, but it works! I’m looking forward to trying it with pumpkin…

  8. This recipe looks just delicious!
    When I went to Canada on that lentil tour, one of the soups we made added lentils. Such a delicious take!!

  9. I don’t think of the midwest as being so safe – you have blizzards and tornadoes! Crazy acts of nature can be found anyway!

  10. Awesome Recipe :)
    I love soup… Here is another one you might like.

    Thanks for sharing,

  11. I’d definitely love a bowl of this soup on a cold day like today!


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