Spice Up Your Food With Pumpkin
10/08/2012 - 13:00 | 0 Comments|
One of the best things about fall is pumpkins are in season! Besides being a popular item for decor, pumpkin is also a delicious food. This nutritious vegetable is full of vitamin A, which is good for your skin and your respiratory system. Here are five easy ways to add pumpkin to some of your favorite foods.
Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup
If you’re looking to add a seasonal spin to this healthy meal, reach for pumpkin! Adding pumpkin puree to any black bean soup recipe can make it healthier and more delicious.
1 tablespoon oil
1 chopped onion
4 cloves chopped garlic
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups broth
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 can black beans drained
1 can chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup dry Sherry
1 handful chopped cilantro
Begin by heating the oil in a large pan on stovetop. Next, add onions and saute for about 5 minutes. Now, add the salt, pepper, chili powder and garlic and saute for another minute. Then, add the black beans, broth, sherry, and pumpkin, and cook for 30 minutes. Once finished, garnish with chopped cilantro and enjoy!
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