Fall’s here and pumpkins are all over the place. I love walking through my neighborhood this time of year and seeing the creative pumpkin carvings displayed on porch steps, it puts a smile on my face. This blog has some great ideas for adding pumpkin/fall-inspired flair to your living space. I especially dig the fabric pumpkins.
There are so many ways to cook with them as well. Pumpkin pie, muffins, lattes, soups..you name it, you’re sure to stumble across a pumpkin-inspired goody this time of year. You can even roast pumpkin seeds after carving. Yeah, it’s a little late for that but as long as pumpkins are in season, you can carve away & enjoy those delicious & nutritious seeds. Here’s a classic recipe that you’re sure to love.
Got a Sweet Tooth?
Pumpkins are really healthy and one easy way to start is with canned pumpkin. Do you have a sweet tooth? Try baking pumpkin bread, pancakes, cookies or muffins. Or, you can re-create Starbuck’s famous pumpkin lattes right in your own kitchen with just a few ingredients. Check out this DIY Starbucks latte tutorial on YouTube. You can substitute some of her ingredients if you prefer less sugar/processed creamer. There are lots of alternatives (e.g. stevia, coconut hazelnut creamer, etc.). Did you know that a Starbuck’s pumpkin latte have NO pumpkin? Hmmmm.
I’m a huge fan of author & motivational speaker, Kris Carr. If you have no idea who she is check out her website for lots of healthy-eating inspiration. I’ve tried many of her recipes and they’re damn good. Here is a collection of her favorite pumpkin recipes.