It’s all about those pretty big plump beautiful pumpkins these days. No doubt some of you are getting busy carving them into scary little Halloween horrors but don’t throw away the pumkiny goodness that you’ve gutted out of them. I’ve gathered my 6 easy pumpkin recipes for you to make use of your Halloween castaways, whatever you do don’t throw them in the bin!
I’ve spent the last short while cutting, cooking, mashing, blending, souping, freezing, fudging, bread making and any other thing I can think to do with pumpkins, no doubt my family will be relieved when the supermarket sells out of them after Halloween. I have become a little pumpkin obsessed but until they do sell out I’ll keep right on pumkining. I’ve made so many recipes from pumpkin recently but I think the cold spiced Pumpkin coffee may be the last new one that I try. I found the recipe in Cookin Canuck a while back and I thought of my husband, he’s a coffee fanatic so I thought he’d be impressed by this kind of thing. He’s generally interested in anything coffee.
If you want a healthy dessert without sugar or butter try this Pumpkin Pie with almond and date crust.
Not forgetting this silky creamy soup, a real autumn warmer. It’s not only simple but nutritious.
For a more substantial meal I recommend you try my Quinoa and pumpkin risotto. You’ll never have anything like it. It’s rich and creamy but light. It’s nutritious. There’s scope to make it a vegan dish. This quinoa and pumpkin risotto is bound to impress your guests this harvest festival.
And last but not least, my favourite, Indian Pumpkin Mash or Kaddu Ki Sabzi by its proper name. It’s actually a side dish to serve with rice, roti or puri but you could be innovative and use it with a protein. This is very Indian food like tasty.
Cold Spiced PUMPKIN Coffeee
1⅓ cup brewed coffee, chilled
1 ripe banana
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1¼ cup cold pumpkin puree
1 tbsp ground flax seed
8 tsp agave nectar or honey (or to taste)
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
9 ice cubes
- Place all of the ingredients in a heavy-duty blender.
- Blend until smooth. Serve.