It’s the Official Start of Pumpkin Mania!!!

Now that it’s October 1st we can start celebrating all things pumpkin!                         Without being weird about it.

Pumpkin is rich in potassium, fiber, and vitamin C

…so start looking at recipes now and eat pumpkin all month long.  Put freshly baked and scooped pumpkin (or canned pumpkin) in muffins, pancakes, and even mac n cheese.

Or add it to your next salad:

(Peel, seed and chop up a sugar pumpkin in 1 1/2 inch pieces, toss with olive oil, salt & pepper and roast on a baking sheet for 25-30 minutes.  Toss again with a little maple syrup and bake another 10 to 15 minutes for a nice glaze. Serve with arugula, feta cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds.  Goes well with a garlic Dijon dressing.)

And of course the beloved pumpkin pie…

Why are pumpkins so much fun??

Happy October 1st everyone! It’s a great time of year…

(salad source:  Power Foods Cookbook)

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