Pumpkin-spiced—NO! I will not go there. Are you as over "pumpkin-spiced" (fill in noun) as I am? A friend of mine posted an ad for Pumpkin-Spiced Tampons the other day on Facebook. (I’m hoping it was a joke.)
How did this nutritional powerhouse
get Disney-morphed into the sugary-sweet, overly nutmegged culinary monstrosities
that it is today? I blame Starbucks, but this squash charade stops now!
Ladies, pumpkins are not best
served as some cartoonish dessert; their savory-sweet, fiber-filled flesh
is packed with vital nutrients and is a very good source of vitamin A (did you
say 245 percent RDA per serving?), vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, copper and
manganese. This makes them the perfect, nutrient-dense canvas with which to
start innumerable recipes.
‘Tis the season to get your pumpkin