Pumpkin Feast

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I love the burst of orange everywhere you look this time of the year.  I bought an organic pumpkin on Saturday at the Village market which is open once a week for organic produce. I have rarely had pumpkin. In Switzerland it is usually sold in pieces together with a sprig of parsley to make pumpkin soup. I have had pumpkin pie once several years ago and that is about it with pumpkins. I got this one for my 7 year old daughter  Safia to make a jack-o-lantern. Now we have a smily organic jack-o-lantern with a beeswax teelite in it. And a lot of pumpkin pulp. It took us 45 joyful, messy minutes to remove all the pulp. I used a spoon to scoop out the middle and  the back of a potato peeler for scraping the edges. Safia took out every single seed from the pulp.

Here is what I ended up doing  with the pulp – all raw

Pumpkin Oat cookies – Flop

Salad – so yum

Sesame Seed Pumpkin crackers – yummy

Pumpkin Pie – yummy

Spicy Nori crackers – incredibly yummy

Here is my Raw Pumpkin Pie recipe:

Crust

1/4 cup pecans

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup dates

1/8th tsp salt

Blend in food processor and press into a pie dish.

Filling

1 cup pumpkin

5 dates – add more if you prefer it sweeter

1 tsp spice mix – see below

Slice of ginger

1 tbsp coconut butter

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

1/8th tsp salt

Blend in Vitamix and pour on crust. Voila. Refrigerate if you can  wait for  at least a couple of hours to let it set and the flavors to blend.

Spice Mix

All the spices are from Zanzibar – the island of spice. My brother lives there and gets them from the farm. The cinnamon bark is like 10″ long. The clove is intense, the vanilla moist and shiny, the nutmeg still in its shell. You can find organic spices online and at the health store.

5″ cinnamon stick

2 cloves

1 nutmeg

1 vanilla stick

Grind in coffee grinder. The blend I made was intensely fragrant and tasted so good.

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3 Comments »

  1. Yasmin said

    Pumpkin pie sounds yummmmmmmy. Thanks for sharing.
    Yasmin

  2. loverawfood said

    Shemin, you can do it.

    Yasmin, come by for a piece.

    Love
    Fatma

  3. Yasmin said

    Thank you, Fatma.

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