Friday, November 30, 2007

More PumpkinOSITY.

Major props to Julie Hasson~ I made two of her recipes on Wednesday evening, both involving pureed pumpkin, and both simply delicious.

Pumpkin cake with raisins, and chocolate chips all ooey-gooey on top. I prefer my chocolate chips on top of cake ever since making VWAV's raspberry chocolate chip blondies last year.

November 096

For spices, I only had cinnamon and nutmeg in the house (oh my), and I also cut the oil in half by simply using a little extra pumpkin. I often cut some oil with applesauce as well, but never all of it. I don't swing that way.

November 097

Julie's Smokey Pumpkin Hummus - used my homemade pureed pumpkin and the chickpeas I soaked over a week ago and had just a bit left of. Julie recommends using toasted sesame oil in this, fyi. I knew I'd like these recipes, a I sampled Julie's homemade versions of them at the Vegan Holiday Festival earlier in the month.

November 094

At the demo, Julie added candied pumpkin seeds on top, and since I had seeds myself, I toasted some in a pan with a touch of maple syrup, cayenne, sea salt and a wee bit of canola oil.

November 093

This is the dinner that used the rest of my purple cauliflower.
Maybe I'll get more cauliflower at the farmer's market tomorrow - maybe.
If I do, I'll probably be cheaper and just get white. This is a meal I made using what was in the house - simply roasted a veggie, reheated some baked yam fries and made those famous chickpea cutlets for a who-knows-how-many-nth time.
On the side is some Nomicon cheezy sauce and roasted garlic marinara.

November 090

P.S. My toes are now orange from all the pumpkin consumption.
P.P.S. This time next week, I'll be on day one of my Boston/NY trip, woo!


Cherie said...

Extra-yum on that pumpkin cake! I saw it on the PPK forums yesterday. Looks so good!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...
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Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm! My culinary crush on Julie grows & grows! hehe.

The dinner looks awesome!

I posted my NYC dining review today! I'm not sure if I'll get to the desserts on time, but email me if you'd like!

Taylor said...

Really? Your toes are orange?

Michelle makes . . . said...
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Michelle said...

shit! orange toes?

Paula said...

woah jess! that pumpkin cake looks awesome! I'm excited that you're coming to New York!

VeganFabulous said...

Yeah for NY! I hope to be right behind you in late February!

vegetalion said...

ohhhhh that pumpkin cake looks gorgeous AND delicious

Cakespy said...

That cake! *faint*

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