Loving Life and Liberty (amolibertas) wrote in vegancooking,
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Pumpkin Soup Aggravation

I want to make pumpkin soup to try it out at least once.

I don't want to hit the grocery store for one last infernal ingredient. Not to mention I'm broke.

I was wanting to try this recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Thai-Pumpkin-Soup/Detail.aspx

Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, chopped
4 shallots, chopped
2 small fresh red chili peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped lemon grass
2 1/8 cups chicken stock (I will be using Better Than Bouilon No Chicken Base)
4 cups peeled and diced pumpkin
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 bunch fresh basil leaves

But lack lemon grass. So I looked up some pumpkin soup recipes on vegancooking.

All of the recipes I'm looking at have at least one ingredient I don't have! (don't you just hate that?)

I don't have:

Lime/lemon zest.
Lemongrass.
KAle.
Fresh Thyme
Whole Lemons
Whole Limes

I DO have:
Canned Pumpkin
Fresh Pumpkin
Sweet Potatoes
White potatoes
Cabbage
yellow squash
Carrots
Cilantro
Coconut milk
Soy milk

Lemon juice
Dried Ginger
Dried thyme

I read a substitute for lemon grass is lime/lemon zest and ginger. But I don't have limes/lemons.

Will someone with imagination and/or experience (I lack both) help me out?

Or am I doomed to put it off till payday and have to buy a citrus fruit out of season?
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