Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy November!

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.
Tis' the season for pumpkin, so I thought I would share some of my favorite pumpkin recipes.
First up, pumpkin oatmeal.
Bring to a boil 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 3 TBS pumpkin puree, dash of nutmeg,1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 cup of raisins.  Simmer for just a few minutes. Turn off heat, stir in 1/4 cup of coconut milk and transfer to a bowl to serve.

Next,vegan pumpkin pancakes.
2 cups of flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 2 cups non-dairy milk (oat, rice, almond or soy), 2 TBS vegetable oil, 2-3 TBS pumpkin puree, sprinkle of cinnamon, handful of chopped pecans.  Stir until just mixed.  Make the pancakes in a frying pan coated with cooking spray.

I ate mine with cashew butter and jam.
The pancakes freeze well.  In the morning, I just pop them in the toaster a couple of times then put them in a plastic container and take them to school to eat at my desk, always with fruit on the side. 
Two mornings last week I received pumpkin gifts from a co-worker.
Lightened up raw pecan pumpkin butter that I immediately put on the fruit salad I had brought for breakfast.
The recipe is from a vegan blog called Oh She Glows
 And pumpkin macchiato.
I drank half by itself and put the other half in my coffee.  Yum!
(Thanks, Lissa!)
 Finally, pumpkin hummus.
I have been making a lot of this and everyone loves it.
 Place in a blender 1 can of chickpeas with liquid, 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 tsp of cumin, s&p to taste, juice of 1 lemon, 1/4 cup of good olive oil.  Blend til smooth. Serve with spicy pita chips (pita bread coated with olive oil then sprinkled with New Orleans seasoning blend and placed under the broiler til crispy, turning once).  It's also good with fresh veges.
Happy November everyone!


Linda said...

Wow that's the biggest witch hat I've ever seen, lol! :)

You eat really healthy; I generally do not. But you give me some nice ideas, as I do like pumpkin.

November is my month. I love it.
Hope you have a nice weekend,

Yvonne said...

Now THAT's a witch hat! LOL
Will be trying some of these recipes. Thanks. Happy November to you too!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Happy November, Tammy! You look so cute in that enormous witch hat.
Apart from pumpkin soup, I'm not the biggest pumpkin fan. I might try your hummus recipe though. Thank you for sharing.

Astri said...

Happy Halloween to the good witch! Recipes looks so good, I may start my day with that oatmeal!

Caterina Giglio said...

now that is a HAT!! XX

Acorn to Oak said...

Mmmm...I hadn't thought of trying pumpkin in my oatmeal. I've cooked it with sweet potato though. That's pretty good. I love pumpkin pancakes! That pumpkin macchiato sounds and looks yummy! Happy November!

Anonymous said...

You are the cutest witch on the planet!

And pumpkins surely have many uses, including carving them!

Happy November to you, girl.

Teresa Kasner said...

You are the cutest witch ever! Thanks for sharing those recipes. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

Those recipes sure look good. I need to start eating healthier too and these pumpkin recipes look tempting. Although, I think that this is the wrong time of year to begin a diet of healthy eating...or is it the best? :-)

Sam I Am...... said...

Thanks for the recipes! I love pumpkin and have several on my front porch which will NOT go to waste! LOL!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such a cute witch! :) All your recipes look delicious. I've never had pumpkin hummus, so I'm intrigued by that one. I just made some pumpkin bread earlier this week and it is divine!

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Tammy! Such nice recipes, I still have pumpkin flash with me after carving, and I didn't know what to do with it :)
You make a beautiful "witch" and looking very pretty!
Have a nice weekend! Hugs!

Kathleen said...

Believe it or not I've never tasted pumpkin. I think perhaps I should give it a try. Happy November to you too!


Quinn said...

What a good picture :) Crikey, you must have very high ceilings in your office!
Thanks for these great ideas - I'm going to try the puree in oatmeal for sure. At some point I used to make a dip using pumpkin puree and - maybe cream cheese? I wish I had written it down somewhere, as it was pretty tasty.

Delighted Hands said...

I just made some great roasted pumpkin and hubbard squash seeds!

Mereknits said...

Happy November Tammy, you look adorable in that hat.

homemade@myplace said...

you look like a fabulous witch Tammy!!!!!
Thank you for your yummy recipes,
happy weekend, xxxx Ale

Melanie said...

Thanks for all these delicious recipes...I love pumpkin! I've made pumpkin pancakes just once this season - we're not big pancake eaters. But I've been putting pumpkin in my Greek yogurt or oatmeal every morning. The vegan pumpkin nut butter and hummus sound awesome. I'll be making both of those!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Great post!
You mention here: 'Oh She Glows', well so do YOU! This vegan food made you look fabulous and I appreciate you sharing your recipes with us.

Wanda said...

Great idea's for pumpkins. I didn't realize you could do so much.

Thanks, my recipe box is growing.

Diane said...

You're a beautiful witch, Tammy. The hat is amazing.

Those pumpkin pancakes sound so delicious, I'm going to try them. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful November. Diane

Draffin Bears said...

Happy November to you Tammy and love the witch hat.
Also thanks for sharing the pumpkin recipes - I love pumpkin.

Shane Pollard said...

Oh dear Tammy what a gorgeous photo of you and I love your witches hat!!
Are you at school?
The children must have loved that!

Thank you for all those delicious recipes - I've just bought a huge pumpkin so I'm going to try each one.
The pancakes will be great for brunch tomorrow.

Happy November dear friend.

Sheila Rumney said...

You in your witch hat just made me smile! What a a great pic!

Thanks for sharing your pumpkin recipes. The pumpkin pancakes sound delicious!

Helen Philipps said...

Thanks for sharing these delicious pumpkin recipes, Tammy. Wonderful witchy hat picture! Wishing you a Happy November too.
Helen x

Serena Lewis said...

Happy November to YOU too! So many yummy recipes to try...definitely the pumpkin pancakes for sure. Thanks!

That is one tall witch's hat! You make a beautiful witch.

Susan said...

You make a very pretty witch, Tammy, and that office is lovely, too. Your pumpkin recipes sounded yummy. I don't know about the hummus, though. I kinda like the traditional one.

Hope you have a nice weekend. Susan

SusanLotus said...

You look so cool in that witch-hat!

To be honest I have never tasted pumpkin! You can find it here in Sweden nowadays and people make Halloween-lamps of them. It´s still unusual to eat pumpkin dishes. I think they are more for decoration than food here. Even I can see more recipes in the papers from year to year... Maybe I should try a pumpkin soup or a pie...?

Happy November to you too! :)

Createology said...

You are a gorgeous witch Tammy dear. I adore pumpkin flavor and will be trying so many of these recipes. Thank you for sharing. November Blessings...

Deborah said...

I'm a huge fan of anything pumpkin! Happy November to you, too!

Dagmar said...

Hi Tammy,
It am definitely trying some of your pumpkin recipes! I love the pumpkin humas idea! BTW, your hat is adorable!
Hope you have a great non spooky week!

Dagmar said...

Your blog is wonderful, came over from Tammy's! hope you have a creative week!

BECKY said...

Hi Tammy! I'm so pleased to meet you! I saw your comment on Susan's blog, pertaining to Claudia's guest blog post. I like the idea of pumpkin pancakes. One of my sons is a vegetarian...almost vegan, and he would love those! I need to read more of your posts to learn more about you, but my first BIG comment would be: Wow! You sure have traveled to a lot of countries! And maybe lived in them, too, like now in Kuwait? I'm a new follower!

Wildflowerhouse said...

I have never seen a more beautiful witch and shall be trying some of these yummy recipes. I love your post about Jingles. Thank you for your sweet words about my precious Midnight. I miss her so much.


The pumpkin recipe sound great.. BUT I reckon you are the most kind and gorgeous "Witch" ever.... LOL Hugs Judy

Claudia said...

Oh goodness! I'm going to try these - pumpkin is my favorite!


Kit said...

Love the hat! :) And all the pumpkin recipes. Kit

Mrs. Micawber said...

I've never been a pumpkin eater but that hummus sounds really good! Thanks for the recipes. Mr. M will love the pumpkin pancakes. :)

Ana said...

Happy November Tammy...I love pumpkin and all these recipes sound delish. Wishing you a wonderful new week.


Yarni Gras! said...

love the recipes AND THE HAT!!!!

Tanna said...

You made one CUTE witch, Tammy!! =) blessings ~ tanna

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