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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pumpkins Are Ready!



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    1. There is a WW recipe for a cake that is good. If I remember right it is a spice cake mix, 1 can of pumpkin, and a can of 7-up. That's it. I would find a gluten free cake mix and the pumpkin counts as a vegetable. You may be able to find how it translates to points but if it is a weakness, better to not get started. I suppose you could mix pumpkin with some stevia and cinnamon??? Take care.

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    2. I've done a cake where it was a white cake mix, can of pumpking, and chopped apples. It was pretty dense, but yummy...at least to me. No one else ate it :(

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    3. That's why sometimes even "good" things can be a problem if you eat it all. I guess I would find a gluten free cake mix and try to make half at a time perhaps? I would also be tempted to mess around and do my own version of a cake mix using other flours, some leavening, and whatever else I could discern from the ingredient list on the cake mix box I would read in the store. It just depends on how adventurous you are. Take care.

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  2. I love pumpkin! I put that in my morning muffin too lol.. it's like sneaking in a veg, and it makes it more delish! However, if you're doing super-low/no carb, pumpkin should probably not be on the list. And having it almost daily makes it much easier for me to resist all the yummy shakes and stuff that are available this time of year. I used to have a mad love affair with the stuff :oD

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    1. Hmmmm - pumpkin in a smoothie - I like how you think. I am thinking almond milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, stevia, perhaps a touch of cloves/nutmeg. I will be trying it!

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  3. LOVE that picture, haha. And pumpkins. And this time of year. Yes, I saw Starbucks has their (I'm sure so good for you) pumpkin scone out.

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    1. There will be pumpkin Reese cups, pumpkin pie (of course), pumpkin shakes, pumpkin cappuccino, and a whole list of other things I am sure. We just have to decide what we want the most!

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  4. I totally ditto Lisa, here. The use of almond and coconut flour and paleo-fied items boost the carbs, along with the pumpkin itself.

    Totally LOL on your graphic. Soooo funny.

    I have found some pumpkin recipes for chilli or just by using pumpkin spices on other things that gives me the fall flavor using pumpkin related spices rather than almond flour based items. I used whey protein based shakes (Designer whey protein- somewhat primal) and pumpkin pie spices. Or apple spiced tea (check the ingredients closely, some spiced teas contain gluten or barley!!!)

    Everyone is different, though. Not sure these will fit into your carb range or not.

    http://www.whatigather.com/2012/09/paleo-pumpkin-chili.html

    http://lconeday.blogspot.com/2012/08/whole30-day-17-and-pumpkin-chili-with.html

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    1. I answered Lisa and then read your comment - I guess we could support each other best by sharing things such as you just did. We can have pumpkin! We just have to make it fit what we are doing. I am going to try a smoothie with it. Take care.

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    2. Twinnings makes a pumpkin chai spice tea that is divine if you can find it. Also an apple spice too..

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    3. Thanks Lisa. I will be on the lookout for it.

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