Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin Sensation Week: Day 4

Creamy, delicious  easy and low calorie you could go as far as to say this is the perfect fall sauce. However we encourage you to try it for yourself. It takes the same amount of time to make as it does to boil pasta so its a simple multi tasking recipe. This recipe definitely adds another layer to the pumpkin possibilities keeping with our idea that pumpkin is not just for the dessert menu.

  • 2 Cups Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tbsp Milled Flax Seed
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (equal to 2 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Rosemary
Small Pot
Measuring Cup, tsp and tbsp
Cutting Board
Sturdy knife
Mixing Spoon
Blender or food processor
Mortar and Pestle

Time 25 minutes
Prep 5 minutes
Cooking 20 mintues
Yield 1 1/2 cups

Time To Get Cooking!!!
In small pot add pumpkin puree and almond milk
Stir until combined and let sit simmering for 10 minutes on medium 
It will foam at one point, just stir to settle
Little Monster Guy
Slice and then smash garlic cloves* with sturdy knife and drop into mortar (bowl)

So we found this monster guy from our no frills, regular supermarket garlic bulb (cleaver is for size comparison and because cleavers rock!)

Add remaining spices (excluding salt) into mortar
Pestle until fully combined and throughly crushed
After 10 minutes, lower heat and add spices
Pour in milled flax seed and stir until fully combined

Let simmer for an additional 5 minutes still stirring

Once done pour into blender or food processors
Make sure to let cool per your appliance's directions
Blend on high for 1 minute, mixture should be silky smooth
Return to heat on low and let sit for 5 minutes before serving

1/2 cup serving size
Serve with anything that needs to be sauced

Storing and Reheating
Store in air tight container in the fridge for up to 1 month and in the freezer for 4 months
Reheat on stove or in microwave until warm throughout

Nutritional Facts Per Serving
Calories 42
Fat 3g
Carbs 4g
Protein 2g
compared to a popular used product
Calories 130
Fat 6g
Carbs 13g
Protein 7g
Nutritional Difference (our recipe)
Calories - 88
Fat - 3g
Carbs - 9g
Protein - 5g

Cost of Recipe: $0.82
Cost Per Serving: $0.27
compared to a popular used product
Product Cost On Average: $4.99
Product Cost Per serving On Average: $1.63
You Save On Average Per Serving: $1.39

* featured recipes are Homemade Noodles and Dry and Wet Oven Baked Pork
-We also cut garlic before smashing because we find it to be easier and more of the garlic oils get released



  1. Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  2. Hey, thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. Hope you are having a good week.

  3. This sounds Amazing...visting via Carole's Chatter Food On Friday!


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