Recipe Roundup #18

cooking & baking
Vegan Speckled Pumpkin Curry from Healthful Pursuit
It’s finally getting cooler, which means pumpkins are in season once again. I love cooking with them because of their sweetness and versatility, but I wanted to branch out from the usuals like pumpkin soup, so I found this recipe for curry. It was pretty easy to make, and tasted good, but there was something I didn’t love that I couldn’t quite put my finger on… maybe it was the vegetable broth (which was homemade and had a cruciferous edge)? Or maybe it was the pureed pumpkin that didn’t sit well with me. I don’t know for sure, but I do know that these ingredients are all ones I like, so I decided to try pumpkin curry again with a slightly different recipe.

cooking & baking
Curried Coconut-Pumpkin Stew from Whole Living
This recipe came to me via Cynthia, and it was what I was looking for, particularly on a cold day. The spiciness of the jalapeño and ginger were a nice complement to the coconut and rice milk (I used soy milk), which made it creamy and sweet. We didn’t add lemon because I was skeptical of that (I’ve always felt lime goes better with pumpkin) but I still liked it without any citrus, though maybe I’ll try it next time.