Roasted Pumpkin soup with Almonds

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As a Cypriot I grew up eating “kolokotes”, the Cypriot version of  pumpkin pie, and undoubtedly a really -REALLY-  delicious pastry. But I cannot ever remember my mother or grandmother, ever using pumpkin for anything else, which is strange, considering the love Cypriots have for vegetable dishes. Maybe it’s because of the sweetness of pumpkin, that traditional Cypriot cooks, considered it to be a dessert ingredient. But now we know better. Roasting pumpkin brings out all the flavour and sweetness of this glorious vegetable, making it an amazing addition to salads, a nutritious and flavourful vegetarian main or a velvety, delicious soup. Continue reading