When I create a dish that I'm proud of, I put my name on it. I just made this up for supper tonight, as part of yet another diet. Yummy! I made it a little spicer than the rest of the family would like, so I get to eat it all myself!
This soup is served in the squash shell with the lid set aside. Perfect for thanksgiving dinner or an nice fall or winter special occasion. Both the soup and squash shell can be reheated in a microwave oven. MAKE AHEAD: The recipe can be made through Step 5 and the components refrigerated separately overnight. The porcini cream can be made earlier in the day and refrigerated. Recipe is adapted from Jeremiah Tower, a patriarch of modern American cuisine and the genius behind San Francisco's Stars.
Tasty fall dish for supper or a buffet. Add as much heat as you like or change the garlic and herbs to your taste. Make ahead and pop in oven when ready. Recipe has evolved to our tastes from "French Country Kitchen" by Ann Hughes-Gilbey
This is my personal rendition on a favorite from Quebec. The addition of pumpkin to ordinary mashed potatoes gives them an nice earthiness that goes well with roasted poultry or other autumnal fare. I have not tried it with canned pumpkin but will experiment eventually. Though I don't cook much with butter, you should feel free to add some more to suit your taste.
This salad makes a lovely starter at a fall dinner party. It is a combination of lamb's lettuce topped with warm roasted pumpkin or squash, drizzled with a beautiful dressing and sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds. You may want to substitute the lamb's lettuce with another lettuce, although I must say the combination works beautifully. This serves 6 as a starter or 2-3 as a main dish.
One of my most favourite Japanese side dishes made with one of my favourite vegetables. This is eaten at room temperature, and is especially tasty (I think). I usually make extra, as youngest son and I love the left-overs.
This is a Matthew Ford recipe from the Guardian's weekend magazine. Using barley makes a nice change from rice and it's good for you as well. If you want you can also add sautéed mushrooms or shredded meat. I often use butternut squash instead of pumpkin as it's more widely available here.
This hearty soup makes a great fall meal, served with a salad and some warm crusty bread (we usually have a whole wheat baguette), or use it as a first course. It is derived from a Pumpkin Soup recipe I found several years ago in The Wine Spectator. For a dressy presentation garnish with a bit of Creme Fraiche and some julienned prosciutto. I've made this recipe using brown sugar and also substituting Spenda and my family has not noticed a difference. I have also substituted low fat evaporated milk for the heavy cream with no issues in the final result. This soup can be prepared up to 24 hours before serving. re-heat over very low heat prior to serving.
This elegant combination of creamy golden rice and orange pumpkin can be made as pale or as bright as you like - simply add different quantities of saffron. This recipe is from my low fat, low cholesterol book.