#Foodie Cont’d – Spiced Pumpkin Soup


First of all I’d like to start this post off by saying… Who am I?!

Last night I decided to make a surprise din dins for my bicker buddy and I kept wanting to make a puréed soup!

So I raided the fridge and got into a “Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoe” frozen pack of veggies. Nothing fancy by the way just your average garden variety pack of frozen veggies from the local Spar.

Now I’m a lazy cook so if you are too, listen up ’cause these methods are boss! -Insert shades emoticon here- I put some veggies into a bowl and straight into the microwave for about 6-7 minutes… After this it was chopped fine and thrown into a pot with some water to simmer for a bit – salt and pepper to taste of course!

After my gut told me that that was enough I removed the pot from the stove and chucked the contents into a sift. Time to puree!

Low and behold a perfectly puréed soup! What even?! Then of course came to mind that every pumpkin needs some cinnamon, so in the cinnamon went and sprinkled on top for garnish.

Don’t ask me how this happened as I’ve never made soup before?! Not like this from “scratch” and with real veggies?! I was just as shocked as you are… and it was amazing!

Apparently I’m a sneaky little chef and I didn’t even know it??

Here’s to the not-so-perfect but well done first attempt – Spiced Pumpkin Soup! Note to self… It could have been a bit more soupy…





So this post should have happened ages ago but we all know what happens by this time… adulting!

Anyway starting from the top I am now a radio presenter on LekkerFM 98.3! How did I get here? Let’s just go back a little…

It’s late on a Saturday evening chilling with the family (no really. I know this sounds like a movie but this part is real) and my cousin brings up that one of her friends is a radio presenter and she just loves it! And I sit there thinking to myself, how on earth do these people keep getting work as radio presenters?! I hear of complete “nobodies” who work at radio stations all the time and yet it’s something I’ve always wanted to do but never got the opportunity to get into?!

Long story short I go on a Google hunt because if people with no training in entertainment can manage to land a job in radio then obviously so can I! After a thorough search I come across LekkerFM and low and behold they were looking for presenters! Needless to say I applied without hesitation.

More shortening of a story I got the job and am now one of the presenters at the station! IT IS AMAZING!! And really a dream come true. I work with an amazing group of people and I’m just thankful for the opportunity to be part of the team.

Catch me weekends from 6 – 9am for the weekend breakfast! LekkerFM 98.3