I had a can of pumpkin puree (leftover from Recipe #396754) to use up, so I whipped up -- or rather, blended -- this simple smoothie for breakfast. Increase the honey (or other alternative sweetener) if you want a sweeter flavor. Throw in more pumpkin spice if you want it, well, spicier.
This is a refresh of a Wholeliving.com recipe. Martha Stewart's gang opts for low-fat buttermilk, but I never have that on hand so I trade in 2% milk or vanilla soymilk -- depending on what's in the fridge.The added wheat germ supplies some potassium and iron (it has more than any other food). I also add a teaspoon of cinnamon (because I love it) and cut the whole wheat flour with some all purpose flour so they don't taste too "nutty." To make the compote, you can use fresh or frozen blueberries -- up the lemon juice for more tartness and up the sugar for more sweetness.
I spotted these on Seriouseats.com this week and couldn't resist (they're originally from the bakery Baked). We enjoyed them at our office Halloween party. Recommendation: Eat them fresh -- they lose their punch when they sit overnight in the fridge and can get too wet. Expect a denser, cake-like cookie and not the usual fluffy chocolate whoopie pie. To up the orange color, maybe mix in some food coloring to the icing or add colored sugar to the edges.
This recipe comes from Rita Golden Gelman's (aka the Female Nomad) book "Female Nomad and Friends" -- all about traveling the world and connecting through food. This dish is adapted from Adrienne Jury in New Zealand and supposedly was fave soup of the King Gustav of Sweden. I'm making it for a big RZ-Food Network UK dinner party to celebrate the book. Can't wait to see how it turns out!