Cooking with Pumpkin
I love this time of year because pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors. Fortunately, pumpkin also happens to be good for you. You may be surprised that canned pumpkin is one of the world’s healthiest foods. Canned pumpkin (behind green leafy vegetables) contributes more of the Daily Recommended Value of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber than any other fruit or vegetable. Cooking an actual gourd will give you the same nutrients but it is much less convenient and 100% pure canned pumpkin can be used any time of year, not just the fall when pumpkins are in season. This doesn’t mean that pumpkin pie is a health food, but choosing items containing pumpkin over other options does improve the nutritional quality of a dessert. Look beyond the pie and explore the versatile, delicious and healthy ways pumpkin can be used. Check out my favorite, totally tasty pumpkin recipes in the recipes section. If you have a tasty way use pumpkin, please share!
Pumpkin Bread Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Cake
Pumpkin Cookies Pumpkin Bagels- Noah’s Bagels
Pumpkin Butter available at Williams Sonoma and Cost Plus
Pumpkin pancake mixes available at William Sonoma and Cost Plus this time of year (I have yet to find a good recipe)