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Spicy Thai Pumpkin Noodle Soup

I came to Thai cooking many years later after mastering Indian cooking, but now I enjoy the vivid and unique hot, sweet and sour fragrances and flavors of Thai soups and curries almost as much. I keep a jar of homemade vegetarian Thai red curry paste on hand in the …

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South Indian Squash Poriyal

Poriyals or palyas are spicy South Indian sautéed vegetable dishes, quite often featuring grated coconut. They are easy to prepare and a perfect choice for a meal calling out for a side vegetable dish. This poriyal is especially simple to make and delightfully sweet and spicy. I went with acorn …

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Vegan Morning Glory Muffins

Not all of us greet the morning as a glorious occasion, but these muffins live up to the promise of a glorious morning and are sure to brighten even the most dismal awakenings. Delectably moist and spiced up like a pumpkin pie, lots of textures and flavors are present in …

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Creamy Peanut Butter Chickpea & Squash Curry

Though I embrace nearly every legume with open arms and a hungry tummy, my pantry being a concrete overflowing testament to that statement, if I absolutely had to choose a favorite, say a desert island essential, I would say buttery soft, plump, and infinitely versatile chickpeas are always a consideration …

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Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili with Azuki Beans, Barley and Mushrooms

Vegetarian chili is a comforting, warming and nourishing one-pot meal for which I never tire of exploring new ideas — nor do my husband and I hardly ever tire of eating, especially during the cold months. Despite the relative simplicity of chili, at times the infinite number of variations on …

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Savory Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

Sweetened only with a little honey, these gently spiced pumpkin and cornmeal muffins are definitely on the savory side. They are delightfully moist, with a modest pleasing crunch from the cornmeal. Because they aren’t very sweet, they are ideal to go along with meals in place of rolls or bread. …

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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Molasses Chocolate Chip Bread – Vegan

Moist and fragrant, this pumpkin and molasses bread studded with dark chocolate chips is not only easy to prepare, but it also happens to be vegan. I don’t eat eggs, so that’s a bonus because they are rarely to be seen in my kitchen. I loaded up on pumpkins while …

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10 Nourishing Vegetarian and Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

Autumn to most of us means bringing out our favourite cozy sweaters and blankets. If you are interested in cooking and eating well, cooks find themselves turning to comfort foods, like soups, baked dishes and treats. It’s also about enjoying the harvest. Unique to this time of year are pumpkins. …

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Pumpkin Pie Pudding with Banana and Avocado

I usually make pumpkin pie at least once a year during the pumpkin season, but this year I found something that is almost as good and much easier to prepare too. Not that I mind making pie crust, but admittedly it does involve far more fuss than whizzing up some …

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Baked Pumpkin Falafel with Tahini Lemon Sauce

I positively adore falafel. That’s not surprising as I adore little bites. I’ve experimented with many different kinds, including ones featuring quinoa, green peas and sweet potato. As it is pumpkin season, I figured that would just be the right mix with chickpeas and some spices. Certainly rather unorthodox, as …

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