For the very 1st time Aapplemint has a guest over. A very special lady, who has taken up a challenge. 12 different ways to prepare pumpkins ! Carly is the author of Createlive. She is extremely talented and very sweet, and make sure you tune in to see all the wonderful recipes she has come up with. With further adieu I present to you …. Carly Taylor !
And this, my friends, is a great achievement: it does not all taste the same. This was initially a concern for me. I figured that 12 pumpkin-based recipes would taste like… well, 12 pumpkin-based recipes. Imagine my surprise to find that these recipes are actually quite varied – from hot to cold, breakfast to dinner to dessert, sweet to spicy, thin to thick, meaty to light… the only element all 12 recipes share is that they are healthy. A good common denominator, indeed.I’ve got a few amazing food websites featuring this series over the next two weeks — I’ll let you know where and when so you can stop by their sites and tell them how much you love me. Kidding.Or am I?So without further blabbing, let’s get this baby rolling. “On the first day of pumpkins, your true love gave to you…”
I’ve always been a fan of sweet potato fries covered in spicy seasonings. This is a new favorite – much healthier than fries, as they are not truly “fried” but are baked instead.
Prep time: 10 min . Cook time: 30 min . Total time: 40 min
- 2 tablespoons Curry Powder
- 2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Sprinkling of fresh Black Pepper
- 1/4 Pumpkin
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Peel pumpkin using a potato peeler
- Cut 1/4 of the pumpkin into fry-shaped pieces (2-3 inches long, 1/4-1/2 inch thick)
- Toss fries in Olive Oil, Curry Powder, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper, and Onion Powder. Sprinkle with Black Pepper.
- Arrange fries in one layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Bake for 30 minutes (until soft enough that a toothpick easily goes through)