Pumpkin: lasagna and kheer
Pumpkin can be:
Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds provide:
-The flesh provides beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps fight free readicals
-The seeds provide zinc and essential fatty acids
I like to think that my KitchenAid mixer in the back isn't jealous of the little hand mixer I bought before the KA was gifted to me by one of my fabulous friends. The Little Mixer that Could (LMtC) also doubles as a small food processor, and also has an immersion blender attachment.
Looking into the diminutive mixer bowl, you can see it does a pretty good job of pureeing roasted pumpkin
And it came with a neat little cover--LMtC is like a Transformer--more than meets the eye. This mixer would be an Autobot. Mixer Prime.
All this for pumpkin lasagna. Say what you will about Top Chef Season 1's Tiffani Faison--she came up with intriguing recipe, none less than her introductory dish. Those leftover wonton wrappers from Farmer's Cheese Ravioli have gone a long way!
The last bit of puree
Pumpkin keer, traditionally a rice pudding, from Ruta Kahate's 5 Spices, 50 Dishes, substituting pumpkin seeds for cashews
With coconut cake "croutons" from Filipino Food night (Bibingka--rice and coconut cake--coming soon to a post near you)
Enjoyed over my newest cookbooks