Monday, October 4, 2010
there's more to pumpkin than pumpkin pie
there's pumpkin saag! i'm always amazed at the little gems i find in veganomicon. this is one of those recipes you don't really hear about but should! here's how my menu planning goes: i take what i get at the food bank, add the little extras we can afford to round out our groceries for the week, and then use cook books to come up with things to do with the food. this pumpkin is from my compost pile--it was one of those happy accidents that just grew from the pile and gave us one gigantoid pumpkin. i'm surprised it wasn't accompanied by a coach and some mice. after it was cleaned, peeled, and chopped i had several pounds of awesome roasted pumpkin to use for a few recipes.
this dish is the perfect mixture of sweet and savory. tip: roast the pumpkin a night ahead, and you'll have this dish done in no time the next day. i paired it with some flat bread and curried potatoes/carrots. the only thing that could have made this more awesome would have been a nice dal.