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Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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  1. Keeps eyesight sharp
  2. Aids in weight loss
  3. Pumpkin seeds are good for your heart
  4. May reduce cancer risk
  5. Protects the skin
  6. Pumpkin seeds can boost your mood
  7. Helps after a hard work-out
  8. Boosts immune system

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What do you like to do with pumpkin?


by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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shajdinyak
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Muffins, pancakes
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ceciliam
by Cecilia on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:26 AM

I LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds and I make a really good pumpkin cranberry bread.

I made pumpkin gnocchi once that came out pretty good.

I've always wanted to try pumpkin soup.

ceciliam
by Cecilia on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:26 AM

I've been wanting to make pumpkin pancakes!

Quoting shajdinyak:

Muffins, pancakes



shajdinyak
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Add some chia and flax seeds:)

Quoting ceciliam:

I've been wanting to make pumpkin pancakes!

Quoting shajdinyak:

Muffins, pancakes


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ceciliam
by Cecilia on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I've got the flax seeds but need chai! I keep meaning to get chai because I want to make a coconut chai pudding....I wonder if I could add pumpkin some how? Maybe a pumpkin pie spice. hhhmmmm.

Quoting shajdinyak:

Add some chia and flax seeds:)

Quoting ceciliam:

I've been wanting to make pumpkin pancakes!

Quoting shajdinyak:

Muffins, pancakes




shajdinyak
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:33 AM
sure pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and or pumpkin seeds!

Quoting ceciliam:

I've got the flax seeds but need chai! I keep meaning to get chai because I want to make a coconut chai pudding....I wonder if I could add pumpkin some how? Maybe a pumpkin pie spice. hhhmmmm.

Quoting shajdinyak:

Add some chia and flax seeds:)



Quoting ceciliam:

I've been wanting to make pumpkin pancakes!

Quoting shajdinyak:

Muffins, pancakes



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ceciliam
by Cecilia on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:34 AM
1 mom liked this

I think I'm going to have to try it!

Quoting shajdinyak:

sure pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and or pumpkin seeds!

Quoting ceciliam:

I've got the flax seeds but need chai! I keep meaning to get chai because I want to make a coconut chai pudding....I wonder if I could add pumpkin some how? Maybe a pumpkin pie spice. hhhmmmm.

Quoting shajdinyak:

Add some chia and flax seeds:)



Quoting ceciliam:

I've been wanting to make pumpkin pancakes!

Quoting shajdinyak:

Muffins, pancakes





ceciliam
by Cecilia on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Pumpkin gnocchi recipe I made....


Pumpkin Gnocchi with a Brown Butter Sauce, Crisped Sage and Shaved Parmigianno-Reggiano
Emeril Lagasse

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2000

Show: The Essence of EmerilEpisode: Gnocchi Show

Recipe categories: Pumpkin, Cheese, Potato
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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds Idaho potatoes, about 3 large, scrubbed and boiled in skins until tender
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch allspice
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 to 2 cups flour
Salted water, for cooking gnocchi
1/2 pound unsalted butter
2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, minced
1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

Directions

Allow the cooked potatoes to cool slightly, then carefully peel while holding potato with a kitchen mitt. While still hot, puree potatoes through a ricer or food mill into a large mixing bowl and allow to cool completely before proceeding. Add the pumpkin puree, cheese, egg, cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper and mix well. Gradually add in enough flour to form a smooth, slightly sticky dough. Briefly knead the dough to incorporate the flour, being careful not to overwork.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.

Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces and place 1 piece on a lightly floured work surface. Roll piece into a long rope, about 1/2-inch in diameter, flouring lightly if needed. Slice the rope into pieces 1/2-inch wide. Holding one piece at a time, roll the tines of a fork against the dough until slight indentations are formed. Repeat with each piece of dough, setting formed gnocchi on a floured kitchen towel or baking sheet.

Immediately add the gnocchi to the boiling water and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes once they have risen to the top. Remove the cooked gnocchi with a slotted spoon or skimmer and set aside briefly while making the sauce.

In a skillet over high heat add the butter when pan is very hot. Let butter sit undisturbed until almost all melted and outside edges have begun to caramelize. Quickly swirl the skillet and add minced sage. Let cook for 30 seconds longer, season with salt and pepper to taste and add gnocchi to skillet to toss with sauce and rewarm if necessary. Serve immediately with shaved Parmesan cheese.

Cafe AmyB
by Head Admin on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Sadly I am the only pumpkin fan in my house. I love anything pumpkin.

goddess99
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Canned pumpkin is also healthy for pets to eat, some of the local shelters are asking for donations. Just my 2 cents.

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