Happy Halloween. . .

Full moon, pumpkins and a black cat.  Must be Halloween. And speaking of pumpkins. . .

We baked a HUGE pumpkin over the weekend. Took a long time to bake and even longer for David to turn it from baked pumpkin to pumpkin mash. I have been looking for good pumpkin recipes ever since.

Pumpkins are incredibly healthy and low calories! I really think they would be a great addition to our diet. I mean,  1 cup has 49 calories, no fat, lots of fiber and is full of Vitamin A, calcium and magnesium. My problem is that I just can’t quite figure out what to do with it.

I have the same problem with pumpkin that I do with all winter squashes. The only way I have ever eaten them successfully is drowned in butter and smothered in salt or made into pie! The fact that it is pretty much tasteless seems so much less important that way!

David keeps encouraging me to use winter squashes and root vegetable. As a result I have tried several – casseroles, soups and other entrees. They were all uniformly awful! Bland with a weird consistency. Most of the recipes I see do absolutely nothing for me: pumpkin chili, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin curries, pumpkin tacos and even Cajun pumpkin. I think I truly lack imagination!

So, I am very busy trying to figure out to do with all this pumpkin.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

Happy Halloween.  Don’t let the goblins get you. Or for that matter the neighborhood kids.No candy for this kid. The question is do we provide it for the neighborhood kids or run the risk of tricks?

I’m still contemplating.

About Genene Cote

Genene Coté -- Nutrition Advocate, Counselor and Coach who is also a Whole Food Plant Based Eater (vegetarian/vegan), cook and gardener.
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