Good morning everyone! Happy
Ok, so I’ve gotten the memo. The blog world is tired of more pumpkin. My intention wasn’t to come up with a pumpkin post or sing the praises of pumpkin. I just realized as I was about to post, that both of my creations yesterday involved pumpkin. (Um, yeah, could be due to the 6 – 32 oz cans of Libby’s pumpkin we bought at Sam’s Club recently.) By the way, canned pumpkin is one of Ava’s favorite foods. Plain, unadulterated, pumpkin – by the handful.
I had a little extra free time in the morning, due to Ava’s extra long nap, so I was determined to make the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies I have seen over at Delectably Free. These are gluten free and vegan for anyone that is interested. I loved that I could eat the batter and not worry (which was delicious.)
I impressed myself by making my own chocolate chips which are also on the same page as the recipe. I never knew how easy it was!! Even if you have no interest in pumpkin anything – check out the chocolate chip recipe.
Of course, I’m all about pumpkin since
I have a lifetime supply it is the season. Well, that and the fact that I ran out of time to reduce orange juice and let it chill to make the orange, ginger and cilantro sauce for the grilled shrimp that I had planned. So I improvised and came up with a pumpkin, ginger and tahini sauce that was magnificent with some grilled shrimp and grilled spaghetti squash. Feel free to make this, I am posting the recipe so I remember to recreate it in the future. We LOVED it!
Pumpkin, Ginger and Tahini Sauce/Dressing
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 Tbsp. organic Tahini
- 2 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. Agave nectar or honey
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
There you have it. And, you have a promise you won’t see anymore pumpkin recipes on my blog.
Target (aka Money Pit)
Make an acupuncture appointment (I’m going to try it for my tight hip)
Long Walk with my friend, Denise, and the babies
Question: Have you ever tried acupuncture or any other alternative medical treatments?