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MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (110,410)
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10/24/13 9:38 A

I am slightly obsessed right now. I've already made a baked pumpkin banana oatmeal, and I have a pumpkin barley soup and pumpkin pasta planned on the menu for next week. I've also made pumpkin butter, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin scones.

KAKEPO Posts: 361
10/24/13 8:43 A

I love pumpkin season! I have a pumpkin coffee everyday and I love pumpkin in my oatmeal. It just makes you feel good!

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (353,937)
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10/24/13 12:01 A

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KKLENNERT809 Posts: 8,009
10/23/13 9:39 P

I would like to know why there is always gritty stuff in any pumpkin food that I make. I have used canned pumpkin--going to be using fresh from now on.

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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10/23/13 7:30 P

OK, I had to forcefully kick myself off the pumpkin bandwagon. It was just too much fun being on it:

Trader Joe's pumpkin bread
Trader Joe's petite mini-pumpkin pies
Trader Joe's pumpkin biscotti
Buffalo Bill's pumpkin ale
Nature Harvest dry-roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

I know, I know. I could have chosen healthier-pumpkin things!!!!

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (353,937)
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10/22/13 11:50 P

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10/22/13 10:58 P

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SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 7,618
10/22/13 10:13 P

I love pumpkin

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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10/22/13 5:08 P

My pumpkin patch went WILD this year, so I have tons of organic, heirloom pumpkin. I know lots of tasty things to do with it, but almost all of them involve baking/carbs, so while they are healthy, they are not dietary. Into the freezer the pumpkin has gone! I eat the pepitas as soon as I butcher the pumpkin--love those!

One thing I did try which worked well was putting pumpkin puree into tomato bisque.
I used it to replace butternut squash.

I tried using Splenda to make my tried-and-true pumpkin custard recipe, and it just did not turn out well. The taste was...off...and so was the texture.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (77,938)
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10/22/13 12:13 P

I eat pumpkin all year round.

Pumpkin mixes really great with peanut butter! I make a mix with PB and pumpkin (about 2 parts pumpkin to 1 part peanut butter), pumpkin pie spice or just cinnamon, maple syrup or brown sugar. I use it as a dip for apples, French toast or crepe filling, topping for yogurt parfait or overnight oatmeal.

You can also make pumpkin mac and cheese, pumpkin muffins or bread (with peanut butter!)

I discovered this Thanksgiving French toast breakfast treat with leftover ham:

A 80 cal thin rye/wheat bread slice.
40g of lean leftover ham
30g of apple slices (the original recipe calls for apple butter)
10g of light cheddar cheese (shredded)
1-2 tbsp. pumpkin puree mixed with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 tsp brown sugar/splenda blend

dip in egg or egg whites

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 10/22/2013 (12:14)
LADYREDCOMET SparkPoints: (43,435)
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10/22/13 10:05 A

Pumpkins are my favorite! I love pumpkin spice tea. Another favorite of mine is pumpkin pie smoothies (which can be super healthy if you avoid adding a lot of sugar). Also, hollowed out and roasted pie pumpkins as soup bowls.

CPRCINDYC SparkPoints: (9,868)
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10/22/13 9:08 A

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great snack! Also pumpkin soup... If you would like to splurge on a not SO bad for you treat... pumpkin, fat free cool whip, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1 box of fat free jello cheesecake pudding mix, and cinnamon sugar on top... makes a great dip!

WRFTAZ SparkPoints: (12,408)
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10/22/13 8:59 A

Recipes would be great!

JAN0305 SparkPoints: (42)
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10/22/13 7:44 A

I am in need of easy soup recipe? anyone? I have 2 fresh pumpkins at home and no idea what to do with them...

BLUEHERON2C Posts: 2,403
10/22/13 6:38 A

🎃I dislike anything pumpkin or sweet potatoes.

BJPENNY70 SparkPoints: (72,058)
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10/21/13 11:27 P

The best part of the pumpkin in the seeds. I love to roast them. Mmmmmmm!

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (353,937)
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10/21/13 11:27 P

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UMBILICAL Posts: 12,379
10/21/13 11:17 P

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EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,000
10/21/13 11:14 P

I LOVE pepitas! (roasted pumpkin seeds)

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (36,244)
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10/21/13 9:51 P

The "evil" baking season starts!
We make pumpkin cheesecake, biscotti, cookies, pancakes and pies. Yum!


BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,329
10/21/13 6:39 P

I found a recipe in my local paper for "pumpkin and barley risotto" - with barley taking the place of the usual rice... with chunks of roasted pumpkin or other winter squash stirred in. I am sooo going to try that....

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,309
10/21/13 6:10 P

check out COOKING LIGHT pumpkin recipes
www.cookinglight.com/food/in-season/health
y-pumpkin-recipes-00400000056680/


Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 10/21/2013 (18:14)
SUNSHYNECOOKS Posts: 239
10/21/13 4:53 P

Hello and Happy Harvest season! emoticon

I love pumpkins and all the ways they can be utilized. This year I would like to focus on the different ways they can be used for good tastin' healthy foods.

Any suggestions/tips will be greatly appreciated.

I have found a pumpkin spice pancake recipe here that I will try...plus, try to create my own and am in the market for soups!

Have a wonderful week!

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