Monday, October 5, 2009

For the love of Pumpkins!

Oh My! I don't know why I've been so crazy for pumpkins. I've wanted to blog about them for the longest time and I've been dreaming about this wonderful veggie a lot lately. I just dreamed last night that I was going to name my new post "For the love of Pumpkins". Hope you'll like it:)

I LOVE this pumpkin drawing so much, it's on the front cover of a vegetarian cookbook I bought in Thailand. This book inspired me to eat more pumpkins and to tell others about how great they are. We can eat almost every part of this veggie including the seeds and skin because they are full of fiber, potassium, vitamins , minerals and Beta Carotene! I found helpful info about pumpkins from NutritionExpert'sBlog. So check it out if you're interested:).

I also found so many yummy recipes for pumpkins as listed below:

- Great recipes from past years from Vegan Dad Blog.

- Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes from The Ordinary Vegetarian Blog

- Falling for Pumpkin from Bitter Sweet Blog

- Pumpkin Yumkins from Newlyweds Blog

- Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from The Vegan Mouse

- Toasted Pumpkin Seeds from Mitten Machen

- Autumn Spice Pumpkin Cookies from The Voracious Vegan

- Pumpkin Recipes from Simply Recipes

- Pumpkin Soup from Newlyweds Blog

- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes from Maine Food & Lifestyle

- No Ordinary Pumpkin Soup from Roses r Red

Good Morning Pumpkin Smoothie

I made this delicious pumpkin smoothie this morning (no green monster, I ran out of kale!). I got this great idea from my sister Noi and my son, Nathan keeps telling me to make it . I just need only a few ingredients for this super easy smoothie:

1 cup pumpkin puree =I used my leftovers puree from my pumpkin pie

1 1/2cups almond milk or soy milk

1 Tbsp agave syrup

1/2 cup ice

Blend together until smooth. I sprinkled ground cinnamon and nutmeg on top, Mmmmmm!!!

Pumpkin Butter I found this pumpkin butter at Trader Joe's. I spread it over sourdough bread = speechless!!! It becomes my favorite snack now:)...YUM!

Thai Red Curry with Tofu, Broccoli and PUMPKINS

I made this spicy and dee-li-cious pumpkin red curry last week. I was dying to make it after I read the comment from Mary at
Mitten Machen Blog to try it in curry sometime. I'm so glad I did it. It was so tasty and I can't wait to make it again!

Mixed Vegetables Stir-Fry (with Pumpkins)

During our sight-seeing tour in the north of Thailand, we stopped at a restaurant for lunch. They served very tasty Thai food, I often noticed that they used a lot of pumpkins in different dishes such as stir-fry, curry and some desserts. This was the only picture I got.

Pumpkin Custard
A couple weeks ago, I had a nice reunion dinner with my relatives at my house. My cousin brought this oh sooo good pumpkin custard. It is a typical Thai dessert that I seldom find in the U.S. So I was so happy to get to have the leftovers, lucky me = YUM!!!

Next time, I'll share with you some more Thai dishes with pumpkins as I ran out of time for today.
I'll keep rocking along with VeganMoFo. YAY!!!


  1. Pumpkin is my favourite vegatable too! It tastes great with just about anything. Although ive never heard of a pumpkin smoothie :) Im going to check out some of those pumpkin recipes!
    The mixed veg stir fry you had looks delicious. Do you know i still cant eat tofu, i dont know what it is about it that i dont like, the only way i have it is tofu french toast.
    That pumpkin custard looks amazing, ive never heard of such a thing, but would be happy to try it! :)


  2. I love pumpkins so much also. Thanks for including my recipe. Can't wait to check out the other pumpkin recipes.

  3. Indeed, for the love of pumpkins! Thanks for including me in your pumpkin spread.

    I will be out of kale tomorrow so on Thursday I'll have to try the pumpkin smoothie as well, EXCITING! I also recently bought TJ's Pumpkin Butter but I haven't had the chance to try it yet. Can't wait!

  4. I looove pumpkin. I am so excited that it's pumpkin season again. I don't normally like smoothies, but I know I would have loved your pumpkin smoothie. That was a great idea!

  5. I love pumpkin-anything! That drawing is adorable!

  6. Lucky you, you're eating so much pumpkin! I'm glad you liked the curry--I find the pumpkin tastes so sweet when paired with spicy or rich ingredients. Your smoothie sounds delicious, and I have lots of pumpkin puree. I think I'll try it with vegan ice cream and make it a milkshake, waistline be damned!

  7. Hello again, yes the kangaroos were fighting (not hugging), not for long though. When i was younger one of them actually fought with my dad over my brothers pram to try and get to the food we had.
    And thankyou, the jelly cakes were yummy :) deffinately something different to the normal cupcake.


  8. I love pumpkins too! Must cook with them this month as it's pumpkin time. Great post!

  9. This is such a great post, I adore pumpkins! They are my favorite thing to bake with...other than chocolate, that is! I just posted my recipe for Autumn Spice Pumpkin Cookies, I'm addicted and already on my second batch this week!

  10. Thanks for your kind words about my blog! Looks like you're a little pumpkin obsessed as well! :)

    I make pumpkin smoothies a lot too! Try it with maple syrup instead of agave next time! Sometimes I even add a little cocoa powder or peanut butter!

  11. I love pumpkin!! That Trader Joes pumpkin butter is soooo good, I look forward to it every year!

  12. Thanks for the mention! Your pumpkin smoothie sounds fantastic, too. :)

  13. Thanks for giving me some credit on mentioning
    "Pumpkin Smoothie" but I'll give all credit back
    to you for making pumpkin look delicious & special
    of it own dish on every recipe you've made!!
    Again, thanks for inspiring me to wanted to cook
    my own food.

  14. I love pumpkin too...I like pumpkin soup very much.

  15. Love pumpkins! Specially pumpkin pie =D. Gosh! That pumpkin smoothie looks oh so good! I want some too please! You make pumpkins look even better than before. =) (P.s - I'm going to ask my mom if she can try to make this for me. Lol.xD)