Saint Lucian pumpkin and white bean soup

. Serves 8-10. 15 steps
2 tablespoons vegetable oil   sauté 7 minutes Ladle into bowls, serve hot
1 medium onion diced
1 cup celery diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1 jalapeno pepper seeded, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
4 cups pumpkin peeled, diced   add, sauté 3 minutes
2 tablespoons fresh parsley minced   add, sauté 1 minute
1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
6 cups vegetable stock   add, simmer 20 minutes, stir occasionally
1 cup spinach   stir in, cook 10-15 minutes
1 1/2 cups canned kidney beans drained
Lucian says that this was undoubtedly written by an imposter. Kidney beans are generally nasty, and they don't go well in this soup. Try without the beans, puree the soup, and serve with stilton croutons.