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    Today I'm attempting to make something called pumpkin soup, it's cooked inside the pumpkin. It's supposed to be a Vegan recipe, but I substituted the soymilk for regular, and vegebroth for chicken. Will post pictures if it comes out ok. To supplement I'm making porkchops and fire roasted peppers.

    I'm a little tired from yesterdays boxing. Change in the seasons, will see how it effects my outside workouts and most of all allergies. So far so great on the allergy front!
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    Walla, I present pumpkin soup -

    Ok, so yesterday I made pumpkin soup - here's the recipe:

    1 5lb Pumpkin (I used a Long Island Squash)

    Cut out a lid, scoop it out and throw a little salt in there.


    Pumpkin Soup and chops by Michael Wootini, on Flickr

    Next you need to create the initial batch of stock. Ingredients are:

    1 quart of Chicken Stock
    1 quart of Milk
    1/2 cup of fresh sage (less if it's dried)
    teaspoon of tyme (optional)
    5 cloves of garlic

    Roast the garlic, mash it up and put it in a pot. Mix the garlic, milk, and stock in a pot on medium heat being careful not to burn the milk.
    Add spices. Next take you pumpkin and stick it in a roasting pan or oven proof pot.


    Pumpkin Soup by Michael Wootini , on Flickr

    Next cut a small piece of aluminum foil and place over the hole. (If you messed up your lid while carving just use this) Place the lid on top.


    Pumpkin Soup by Michael Wootini , on Flickr

    @375 degrees, bake for about 2 hours or until it gets soft and mushy. It will probably leak, that's ok. Every so often, scrape the innerwalls of the pumpkin.


    Pumpkin Soup by Michael Wootini , on Flickr

    Next you are going to remove the giant chunks of skin from the pumpkin. I puree the rest using a hand mixer. It's not hard really. The porkchops were cooked on a Big Green Egg at 400 degrees, 2 minutes per side flipped 4 times, then smoked for 4 minutes with the vents choked out. Works great to seal in the juiciness.


    Pumpkin Soup and Porkchop by Michael Wootini, on Flickr

    Close up with the soup, dribble a little cream, cracked pepper, and (Oh I roasted the pumpkin seeds while the pumpkin was cooking in my toaster oven, made for a great topping)


    Finished Pumpkin Soup Skin and all by Michael Wootini, on Flickr
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    I have been chatting with 'Codeguy' a bit on the board. He really does seem like quite an alright guy, he just got off on the wrong foot on the board. I'm glad I was able to take the time and start a positive cycle with the guy.

    Yesterday did a HIIT workout with Meg. Something has to be in the air, I was choking and my throat was burning at the end.. WTH!

    Still doing my taxes, what's the worst that can happen if you are late? Can you penalize owing $0?
    I'd rather be paying taxes.

    Leftover food all day today. I need to get outside, maybe I should take up bow hunting...
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    Hey Mike, love your posts, good to put a face to the name!

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    Hey Mog, Thanks! I love Sydney btw, I lived there for 3 months and was quite a regular at the Coogee beach Hotel since you can cook your own steaks! I've considered 'relocating' a few times. Lots of friends there.
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    The Coogee Bay Hotel! Memories come flooding back of my Uni drinking days. That place is filled with English backpackers and ...drunk beach people. Great spot. You should come back - summer is starting..

    In case my comment didnt make sense, when I am signed in the avatars are off, so I was referring to a photo of you at the markets. I did strike me when I pressed send, that it would be a dumb thing to say if you have your photo in your avatar.

    Changed your mind re cableguy? I was impressed how you dealt with that, particularly the - hell, come and chat then. Does this mean I should take back my nasty comment about the 70s porno 'stache?!

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    Haha, yeah. English backpackers for sure. I liked the Malabar area, seemed a little more 'real'. There used to be this seagull at Coogee that didn't have any feet and would lay on the sand. Everyone would take pictures of him and feed him. I was unfortunately there the day the giant grouper that lived around coogee was speared by some pomie bastard - so it has been a while since I've had a good visit.

    As to your comment, I think I knew what you meant. My avatar is not my market picture.

    Cableguy and I have been messaging back and forth, he seems like an ok guy. He only lives about an hour from me. I really think he just came off wrong and is well intentioned. When I saw he was only an hour away, I figured that what is lost in the written sense is gained in the personal. I like to think that my thoughts or views on things can be changed with solid, new information. Afterall, this is how I became primal in the first place. :-)

    As to taking comments back, I'm not one to apologize. What comes out comes out - it's in the past. You can only create in the present and make new decisions there.

    What part of Sydney are you in? I used to love going out in Sydney and crushing English backpackers at Pool (See they think I'm a stupid american - I used that stereotype to my advantage many times. Personally I never ran into many americans and think ozzies have a harsher opinion of the english... hehe).
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    Like the way you think. When it comes to reacting to people, I need to switch off the black/white mode and chill into shades of grey.

    I am on the lower North Shore, so its nice but I used to live Coogee way and it has a great culture. Oh no, the grouper - I think that actually made the news because he was part of the scenery. boo! I have been scuba diving around Sydney and there are lots of groupers with bits missing. Bloody spear divers.

    Oh yes, the English are ever-present (itching to use a few words but don't want to spark an international incident even tho I wouldn't mean it and it was be a gross generalisation) and we whip their ass in most sports but Americans are exotic - just the way it is. Esp in an area that is constantly flooded by English backpackers!

    I am gonna give that pumpkin soup a go!

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    @Mog - did I mention I actually 'understand' cricket and find it fun? I even played a bit while I was there. I think it was more of an oddity like 'Oh look the american is learning cricket!'. I'm not a bad side bowler, though to be fair I was bowling against computer geeks from UNSW. The pumpkin soup is really tasty, you can use any large squash as a substitute. Also made some redpepper soup recently, I believe those will be in season for you soon.

    So after the monthly MDA challenge, I took a break from the site. I think it was a little much and I prefer the regular pace of MDA. I personally have taken a huge break for the past 10 days regarding exercise. I only lifted heavy things once, and did two very lite move slowly often days. With the seasonal change, I just needed a recharge and rest I think. This has paid off a great deal in my return to training at the boxing ring yesterday. I felt more powerful and attuned. The stupid bag was fun to play with for the first time ever, I was crushing the heavy bag, and in hitting drills, I landed 3 solid jab head shots (jab to head for a round training - i still feel bad hitting my friends and when I hit them once I stop out of concern), and my pullups were executed smoothly instead of frantically. I am a little sore today, but not in a bad way so feeling great about yesterday's workout. Since the cold weather started, I through on my 'sweat' pants that didn't fit last year to only discover they are now falling off of me. I'm down over 52lbs now (thats 23.5 kg) since I started the primal blueprint way of life on April 22nd, 2010.
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    So I went to the state fair yesterday.. I saw this looming in the background and took a picture.


    Krispy Kreme Burger by Michael Wootini, on Flickr

    GAH!

    On a professional level, what I do was finally explained in the newspaper in a way that helps people realize what it is I'm actually doing.
    YAY!

    http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2010/1...purveyors.html
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