A Culinary Journey – Pumpkin Blog

by Alexis Ferguson

A Culinary Journey – Pumpkin Blog

image3.100When fall season comes around, people might be thinking of the cold weather and sweaters.

When fall season comes around, all I think about is pumpkin everything. Whether I am eating pumpkin pie or pumpkin pizza, I am always craving pumpkin.
To me pumpkin is the definition of fall. Every restaurant and grocery store have a pumpkin product of some sort. Trader Joes is my go to place if I’m craving pumpkin. They sell pumpkin cream cheese, seeds, soup, cookies, biscotti, ravioli, chips, butter, bars, and puree.image.240
Although I buy many pumpkin flavored foods, I still enjoy making pumpkin foods. I recently tried a pumpkin smoothie. The smoothie contained ice, milk, pumpkin puree, nutmeg, cinnamon, maple syrup, and bananas. I loved this smoothie because it tasted healthy and was sweet, but the pumpkin was also not overpowering the other ingredients.
At Trader Joes, I discovered pumpkin ravioli. I cooked the ravioli and then made a sauce to go with it. I heated up some olive oil with garlic and then added a can of diced tomatoes. I wanted a simple sauce to complement the flavors of the ravioli and to add more flavor to the dish. I love the flavor of pumpkin and how it makes me feel warm inside.
Pumpkin can be added to many different recipes. You could add pumpkin to pancake and waffle batter for a healthy breakfast. You can add pumpkin to pasta or pizza dough for a savory twist. Pumpkin is so versatile and easy to work with. I hope I have inspired you to try some new recipes or I hoped I introduced you to some new items if you are a pumpkin fanatic like me.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at culinaryjourneybyalexis@gmail.com!

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