After I devoured my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies last week, I was looking for another way to use up my pumpkin puree. There are so many possibilities but I decided to try my hand at Pumpkin Pie Granola. The result was a fragrant and delicious granola that reminded me of Pumpkin Pie. We were able to enjoy it throughout the week as a snack and for breakfast. I was so glad I made a batch of this Pumpkin Pie Granola!
I have been making my own granola for about a year now. Ever since then, I have stopped buying cereal. I always thought it would take too long to make my own granola, but once I made it the first time I realized how easy it was! Over time, I have learned some tips and tricks to make the best granola:
Coat the oats evenly with the liquid mixture. Take your time to mix well so that there are no dry areas remaining.
Don't mix your granola while it is baking. A lot of recipes will tell you to mix your granola half way through so that it evenly cooks. This results in gran...
I am here mid-week with an extra special recipe to share with you in honour of the beautiful fall season. If you still have some catching up to do, I have been all about pumpkin this month! Yesterday I shared a recipe for a batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (yes they are healthy).
Besides my pumpkin-loving tradition every fall, I also love making Spicy Butternut Squash Soup. Just last week my husband confessed that it is his FAVOURITE soup that I make (wowzers!).
If you come from a South Asian background, butternut squash may be a little too sweet for your liking. Last fall, I had my best friend over for dinner and she claimed she didn't like butternut squash soup because it is too sweet. I insisted that she try mine and guess what? She loved it! The secret to satisfying your South Asian palate is to make it spicy! The balance of spice from the red chili powder and the sweetness from the butternut squash makes for a delicious soup that will satisfy all tastebuds.
Happy October! In my household, October means pumpkin season. Every October, I make as many pumpkin recipes as I can. By the end of the month, I am usually ready to say goodbye to pumpkin until the following year! A few years ago, I started this pumpkin tradition using canned pumpkin. Last year, I started buying pumpkin and making my own puree and to my surprise, it wasn't as complicated as it seems.
I know it may seem like an unnecessary step to your pumpkin pie making but I want you to bear with me for a moment. We have become so disconnected from our food that it has become the norm to buy pumpkin from a can. I mean, when was the last time you bought a fresh pumpkin and ate it? Yes it may take a bit longer to make your own pumpkin puree but it is another way to be more connected to your food.
This year, I went to a local farm and picked up my own pumpkins! The whole experience became more than just "picking up a can of pumpkin". It was an opportunity for my family to enjoy some...