For The Love of Pumpkin

For all you pumpkin haters out there, I want to make my case for pumpkin. Now, I can’t attest for all pumpkin-obsessed food bloggers out there that stock up dozens of cans at a time but I’d like to explain my affection for the lovely orange mush.

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I’d like to state, for the record, I do not, will not eat it straight. It has to be in stuff.

Like pumpkin waffles.

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The second thing I’d like to set straight about pumpkin is that more than the actual pumpkin, I adore the spices that are associated with it. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Ginger. Clove. Allspice. I have love for them all. That’s why things like Pumpkin Spice Mistos are a glorious thing.

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And how can you possibly hate anything so vibrant and happy?!

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And the top reason for my affection for pumpkin?

Um, it’s a vegetable!

And any chance I get to “hide” a veggie serving into my breakfast by way of waffles or pancake , dessert by way of cheesecake or cookies or my dinners by way of risotto or pumpkin curry chili!

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Take your normal batch of chili, add 2 cups of pumpkin, 2 Tbls of curry powder, and a splash of water. I promise you won’t taste the pumpkin but it makes the meal more nutritious and gives it more dimension. I promise.

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One serving of pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A and packs in 5g of fiber and 2g of protein. The way I see it, it’s no different than putting black beans in brownies or spinach in shakes. Give pumpkin a chance!

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One Response

  1. I love pumpkin! I should try it in a savory recipe, like chili or soup. I have only used it in sweet recipes, like cookies and pancakes and bread. That chili looks awesome.

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