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08-13-2010, 12:38 PM
any idea what to do with this fella?
08-13-2010, 12:58 PM
Any chance that's a sugar pumpkin? I have a great pie recipe if it is.
08-13-2010, 02:40 PM
How do i know, does it taste sweet?
I jut got it from the neighbour.
08-13-2010, 03:03 PM
Definitely pumpkin pie! I would chop it up (maybe you only need to use 1/2 of it for one pie, I can't tell how big it is). Make your sweetener -- I guess 4 medjool dates or so, and blend with water, to make a syrup. Then put in food processor with pumpkin cubes, touch of nutmeg and cinnamon, maybe some psyllium husk to thicken it up, and voila! There's your filling! Pour into your fave pie crust... I suggest one of pumpkin seeds for a whole food pie. :) I love raw pumpkin pie, it beats SAD pumpkin pie hands down! Serve it at T-giving and people are amazed!!!
Shels - I'd love to hear your recipe!
08-13-2010, 08:23 PM
pumpkin soup is another good idea!
08-13-2010, 10:03 PM
I'm not sure how you'd tell, honestly, but it looks like one to my untrained eye.
Mmm you have so many options! I love pumkin.
Here's the recipe:
* 2 C Pecans (previously soaked and dried)
* 4 Dates (soaked until soft)
Put pecans into food processor with dates. Process until well ground. Press into 8″ pie plate, wrap with plastic wrap or paper towels and place in refrigerator.
* 1 Medium Sugar Pumpkin - About 5 C chopped.
* 3 C Water (divided)
* 1/2 C Agave
* 1/4 C Maple Syrup
* 1/2 C Coconut Butter
* 1/2 C Cashews (soaked for at least 4 hours)
* 2 t. Cinnamon
* 1/2 t. Nutmeg
* 1/2 t. Ginger
* 1/4 t. Cloves
The day before you will start preparing the pumpkin. This is important because if you used the pumpkin completely raw, it would have a very unpleasant starchy quality to it. Peel the pumpkin and slice in half. Slice into 1 inch slices. Chop the slices into pieces that are about 1/8th inch thick. So, the slices will look like a 1″ square that is 1/8″ thick. Place on dehydrator screens and dehydrate at 116 for about 3-4 hours. Make sure you remove them before they are hard.
Place dehydrated pumpkin in a bowl. Cover with 2 C of the water and let sit for about 3 hours. You can do this the night before and just put it in the refrigerator and leave it. Soak the cashews and dates at the same time and you will be ready to rock in the morning!
To make the filling:
In the food processor, place all ingredients except the remaining 1 C water and cashews. Process until it becomes a mash. Add the cashews and process until well mixed. Transfer half the mixture to the vitamix. Add 1/2 C water and blend until smooth. This will require some patience and the plunger but the results are well worth it. Repeat with remaining filling and 1/2 C water. Mix the two batches together then spoon into the crust. Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours before serving.
08-13-2010, 10:25 PM
You should be able to find a good pumpkin hummus recipe in a search here, if that appeals to you. It was posted by someone last winter. I remember I had tried it, adjusting it a little and really liked it.
08-13-2010, 10:39 PM
If it's just squash flavored and not very sweet, an easy solution is to food process it into "rice" grains. Add your favorite chopped veggies and spices, and your favorite oil or mash an avocado in if you wish. ;D This is one of my favorite meals!
Here's a specific recipe if you're feelin' a bit uncreative:
1 head cauliflower, grated in a food processor Or squash, sweet potato, jicima, kohlrabi, etc.
¼ cup sweet Vidalia onion, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 orange or red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup cilantro, diced
1 avocado, mashed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ tablespoon sea salt
¼ cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil Only needs at most 2 tbs
Mix together in a bowl and enjoy. :)
08-14-2010, 12:46 AM
I ditto the pumpkin soup especially with lots of curry, some garli, a little onion and habenero pepper.
Pumpkin pie would be my next favorite
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