When the leaves turn colour and a mist drifts over the mainland, we immediately grab our flannels and scarves and immerse ourselves into the cozy autumn season. Once the pumpkins ripen we know that fall has truly arrived.
An incredibly vibrant vegetable that is used often for decorative purposes, pumpkin has become increasingly more popular to include in culinary dishes. Not only do we love pumpkin for its pungent taste, but the health benefits of incorporating it into your menu are incredible as well. Pumpkin is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and immunity-boosting properties that make it an obvious inclusion as the cold season sets in.
Today we’ve gathered a smattering of recipes and drinks that flaunt this delectable vegetable and all its gourdy goodness.
ROASTED PUMPKIN SOUP
This smooth roasted Pumpkin Soup from Cookie and Kate is the perfect addition to any stormy evening or holiday table. Slow roasted pumpkin with slight spices combined with coconut milk to add that extra creaminess makes this soup the perfect starter. As a bonus, you can easily make this soup dairy-free and/or vegan to accommodate any diet in your circle.
PUMPKIN BROWN ALE
While many tend to gravitate towards a Pumpkin Spiced Latte when that first leaf touches the ground, we love an expertly brewed ale in one of our Big Mugs at the end of a long day. Our new go-to has been the Ghostrider Pumpkin Brown Ale from Fernie Brewing Company. Local and delicious, you can find this on tap or in cans throughout the province.
PUMPKIN YELLOW CURRY
For your next entrèe consider this delicious Pumpkin Yellow Curry from Minimalist Baker. All you need for this recipe is one pot and staples from your pantry to create a creamy, hearty, roasted curry that will pair perfectly with quinoa or rice. As an added bonus, this Indian-inspired dish is gluten-free and vegan. The vibrantly coloured curry will pop when scooped into our Blackberry glazed tableware.
Pumpkin pie is a dessert staple at most holiday tables, for good reason. However, if you’re looking for an alternative or want another addition to the dessert menu, try the lusciously decadent No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Your guests will definitely be asking for seconds of this final course with its creamy pumpkin filling and gingersnap crust.
We hope these recipes will squash those end-of-summer blues and inspire a brand new love of all things pumpkin. For more delicious recipes and product updates, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.