PUMPKINS EVERYWHERE!

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I LOVE this season….starting with fall & Halloween – because pumpkins are everywhere.  They taste amazing and they are amazing for you.
Here are some interesting facts about pumpkins:
  • Pumpkins are great for your eyesight and 1 cup has more than 200% of your RDA for vitamin A.
  • Pumpkin (squash) is one of the foods recommended for weight loss and to help reduce cholesterol.
  • Pumpkin is also a great source of B vitamins, which help with cell growth and help to support a healthy metabolism.
  • Pumpkins have a light diuretic effect.  This helps with flushing out toxins and other waste from your body, giving you more energy, and leaving you feeling refreshed.
  • Pumpkin flesh also has something called L-tryptophan, which helps trigger feelings of happiness and well-being.
Pumpkins are incredibly versatile…. they are good in everything from breakfast to dinner!

If you have a slow cooker, try this easy, delicious, Indian-inspired recipe for the family:

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SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN COCONUT CURRY (serves 6)

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can of unsweetened coconut milk (full fat, not light)
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups 1-inch cubed sweet potatoes
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. In the insert of a 4-quart or larger slow cooker, add the coconut milk, pumpkin puree, chicken stock, curry powder, tumeric powder, garam masala, salt, and pepper. Whisk together to make sure it is all combined and spices are evenly distributed.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes, chicken breasts, and lime juice to the mixture. Stir to coat and incorporate.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Serve over (a little) rice.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to seven days.

Mmmmmm!!!  Enjoy!

The WOFB Team

One Response to “PUMPKINS EVERYWHERE!”

  1. Jennifer Ferra Says:

    Bought the ingredients for this. Going to try this out tomorrow, thanks for the recipe!

    Like

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