Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin: two simple ways I love.

You know what I've been seeing lots of in blogworld?

Pumpkins.
Yes, pumpkins.
Mmmm.

Recently I've read lots of blogs with all sorts of pumpkin recipes: cakes, bakes, oatmeal, etc.
I want to try all those things :)
Mostly all we do with pumpkin is Jamaican Pumpkin soup (which I'll blog about next Sunday) and these two simple ways I love to eat it:

Spooning out the inside is always fun!

And then I cut that half a pumpkin (in the photo above) into six pieces (leaving the exterior skin on) and dropped them gently into a boiling pot of salted water until it's soft and ready to eat. Here's the first way I love to eat pumpkin! Easy huh? We add a piece of boiled pumpkin to whatever we're having.

The second way is to mash it up with a little butter. My mother use to make it this way when we were really little and starting to eat soft foods.

Both ways:
With Scrambled eggs for brunch. 
So so good. I had to go back for a little more ;)

You know what else I love about pumpkin?
How low cal & healthy it is :)

Hope y'all are having a good weekend! I'm heading to the gym in a little. I'll come back later tonight to share how it feels to go back after all these weeks off.

Oh, and I have to ask: What's your favorite way to eat pumpkin?

-A-

4 comments:

Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

That is not pumpkin (to me anyway!) Those are winter squashes! ;-) When I think pumpkin I think big and orange with the ability to cut into to make a jackolantern!

Regardless your meals look yummy!

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

really? i find this whole pumpkin/squash thing really confusing. in jamaica we only ate pumpkin and now i'm hearing about these these different kinds of pumpkins/squash. crazy! :)
thanks for stopping by!

arielcircleofnine said...

there are probably a billion types of gourd-like squashes referred to as pumpkins around the globe! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them all!!! I used to make turkey/veggie chili with canned pumpkin to thicken it and make it rich with less calories/fat and more flavor when I was doing weight watchers. Now I'll put some pumpkin into various things because its also low in carbs! Back in my WW days I used to eat entire acorn squashes like every other day with just cinnamon and some buttery spray. MMMMM! Also the seeds are great roasted with a little olive oil and whatever spices you fancy :-)

Madame: The Journey said...

The first thing I said after seeing that picture was, "that's one interesting looking pumpkin!" LOL I'm sure it's just a cultural/regional difference in regards to names - but gourds, squashes or pumpkins ... they all make for some wonderful dishes!

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