You can refrigerate or freeze to use in any recipe where canned pumpkin is called for.
The oven method is great if you want to make a large amount, as you’re limited with space in the pressure cooker. The best pumpkins for pumpkin puree are the smaller pie pumpkins or sugar pumpkins rather than the larger jack-o-lantern type.
These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won’t miss the skin!
On a cold rainy night, there’s nothing like warming up to a bowl of hearty beef stew made with winter squash, Marsala wine and fresh herbs. Make this in the slow cooker or pressure cooker, serve it with crusty bread and you have yourself a meal.
Tender-crisp veggie noodles make a wonderful low-carb pasta replacement in this delicious, Latin inspired “fideo” soup combined with bright fresh cilantro, creamy avocado and some crumbled queso fresco on top. The best part, it’s easy to make, all made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.
A perfect fall chili made with pumpkin puree, ground turkey, white beans, green chili and spices. Top this with chopped fresh cilantro, scallions, jalapeños, or cheddar and serve it with baked chips on the side for a wonderful lunch or dinner.
Pollo in Potacchio is an Italian braised chicken dish made with tomatoes, rosemary and garlic. The chicken cooks until it’s fork tender, which is great served with pasta, noodles, spaghetti squash or polenta.
I love cauliflower “rice”, and I love the nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower so I combined the two to make this easy low-carb side dish that goes great with just about anything from chicken, to steak or fish.
Grated cauliflower makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice when you need a little carb detox. You can season this any way you wish – here I brightened it up with lime and cilantro and served it with a broiled pork loin. It has a couscous-like texture, and is perfect with chicken, pork chops, steak or anything you would normally serve with rice.
These Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa are so easy to make and have tons of flavor! I like to make them with chicken thighs but if you prefer white meat, chicken breast would work too. Extra limes for squeezing on top are recommended!
I love this quick and easy beef chili made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer. This chili pleases all the palates in my house – not to too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Made from scratch in the slow cooker using homemade taco seasoning, this makes enough meat for several nights so we usually have tacos one night and I’ll use the rest of the meat for leftovers over tostadas, taco salads or to freeze for another night.
If you think you don’t like beets, try eating them raw, you may change your mind! I got this idea from a meal at a raw vegan restaurant where I tried raw beets for the first time, and loved them. The trick is to cut them thin and let them marinate a little while, perfect for spiralizing! Truth is, I love them BETTER uncooked, and with mandarin oranges and some fresh mint, this is not just delicious, but also beautiful!