Pumpkin Apple Casserole

This sweet and savory casserole is perfect for a cool fall day!

Ingredients:

1 egg
1 serving of pumpkin
1 apple
Spices: cinnamon, caraway seeds, chili, curry powder, some fiery paprika powder, fresh parsley
1/3 cup (75 ml) vegetable stock
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Wash pumpkin, remove seeds and cut into 3/4″ thick slices and halve them again. Wash the apple, remove the seeds and cut into thin slices. If you’re allowed to use oil, grease a small fireproof casserole dish with some oil, otherwise layer pumpkin and apple slices without the oil. Season everything well with the spices. Add the vegetable stock and cook in the oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes whisk the egg, season to taste and add chopped parsley. Add a little water to the egg and pour it over the pumpkin and apple slices. Bake again for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Squash

The fall and winter are the perfect seasons to take advantage of the many different delicious varieties of squash. From pumpkins to spaghetti squash, each type of squash is packed full of nutrients and perfect in comforting fall or winter dishes. Spaghetti squash has a unique texture, similar to noodles and is delicious with a marinara sauce. Butternut squash meanwhile is perfect for soups or in casserole dishes. To learn more about different uses of squash and their nutritional benefits check out the infographic below.

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Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is a real classic in fall. With this recipe you can cook a simple variation, which you can reinvent time and again with difference combinations of herbs and spices.

Ingredients:
1 serving pumpkin
1 tbsp. chopped onions
1 chopped garlic clove
Salt , freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups (300 ml) vegetable broth
Rapeseed oil

Preparation:
Brown the onions and garlic in oil, sauté the washed, seeded and chopped pumpkin for about 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Add vegetable broth and gently simmer for 20 minutes. Purée and season to taste. The soup can be enhanced with some coconut milk (suitable for later Phases). 

Depending on your liking and taste, you can add different combinations of ginger, lemongrass, rosemary, curry or other delicious herbs and spices and season with salt and pepper.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a winter squash native to North America and is one of the oldest domestic plants. This type of squash is popular in the fall and winter especially around Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkin is packed full of vitamins and minerals and has many health benefits. It is rich in beta-carotene which the body uses to produce Vitamin A, as well as Vitamin C. Both vitamins are important for fighting infections and supporting the immune system. Pumpkins are also rich in carotenoids which are important antioxidants. In the kitchen, pumpkins are a really versatile ingredient great in both sweet and savory applications. They are great roasted, in soups, in pasta dishes, or casseroles. In sweet applications pumpkin is great in oatmeal, smoothies, and desserts. What is your favorite way to use pumpkin?

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Pumpkin Gratin

With fall in full swing, pumpkins are in season. Give this delicious pumpkin recipe a try.

Ingredients:
1 serving mozzarella
1 serving vegetables (pumpkin, spring onions)
Curry powder
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Wash and clean the vegetables and cut them into slices or fine rings. Cut mozzarella into thin slices. Put the pumpkin slices into a casserole dish and season to taste. Bake in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 15 minutes. Cover with mozzarella and bake for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with spring onions. Enjoy it!

Fall Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is a fall classic. This simple recipe is not only delicious but can be modified using many different spices to add variety to your meal plan.

Ingredients:
1 serving pumpkin
1 Tbsp. chopped onions
1 chopped garlic clove
300 ml vegetable stock
Rapeseed oil
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Brown the onions and garlic in oil, then add the peeled, seeded and chopped pumpkin. Cook for about 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Add the vegetable stock and gently simmer for 20 minutes. Puree the entire mixture and season to taste. The soup can be refined with some coconut milk.

Depending on your taste, you can add different combinations of ginger, lemongrass, rosemary, curry powder or other delicious herbs and spices.

Pumpkin

Every year the pumpkin is THE star among the autumn vegetables. In terms of health, the pumpkin flesh is a true jack-of-all-trades. Pumpkins contain a lot of water and fiber which help the digestive system. Additionally, it is packed full of vitamin A and minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and potassium. In folk medicine, fresh pumpkin juice is said to help with constipation.
Not just the flesh of the pumpkin is great for your health. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious but also contain valuable fatty acids, minerals and trace elements such as manganese, zinc, copper and selenium.

Use this opportunity to try out a new pumpkin recipe and know that you are doing something good for your body!

Happy Halloween

Today it’s time to say “Trick or Treat” again. Have a spooky Halloween night with some creepy fun! To make Halloween a real treat, we recommend these pumpkin fries with blood orange dip.

Ingredients:
1 serving vegetables (pumpkin, avocado)
1 serving blood orange
olive oil
Spices: sea salt, paprika, curry, freshly ground pepper, freshly chopped rosemary, fresh parsley

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 250°C (480°F) for the pumpkin fries. Wash pumpkin, cut in half, remove seeds. Quarter the pumpkin and cut into fries shape. 

Season the fries with sea salt, rosemary, paprika and curry powder and mix with a tablespoon of oil. Place the fries on a baking tray covered with baking paper and bake on the top shelf for approx. 18 minutes until the fries are lightly browned. 

Blood orange dip:
Wash the blood orange in hot water and dry. Puree the avocado pulp with some freshly grated orange peel and orange juice.
Season to taste with salt, pepper and freshly chopped parsley.

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Pumpkin Gratin Recipe

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Here is another wonderful pumpkin recipe: Pumpkin gratin is a real culinary delight:

Ingredients:
1 serving mozzarella
1 serving vegetables (pumpkin, spring onions)
Spices: salt, freshly ground pepper, curry

Preparation:
Wash and clean the vegetables and cut them into slices or fine rings. Cut mozzarella into thin slices. Put the pumpkin slices into a casserole and season to taste. Bake in the oven at 200°C (395°F) for about 15 minutes. Cover with mozzarella and bake for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with spring onions. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Soup – Classic Fall Recipe!

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Pumpkin soup is a real classic in fall. With this recipe you can cook a simple variation, which you can reinvent time and again with difference combinations of herbs and spices. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 serving pumpkin
1 tbsp. chopped onions
1 chopped garlic clove
Salt , freshly ground pepper
300 ml vegetable broth
Rapeseed oil

Preparation: Brown the onions and garlic in oil, sauté the washed, seeded and chopped pumpkin for about 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Add vegetable broth and gently simmer for 20 minutes. Purée and season to taste. The soup can be enhanced with some coconut milk (in later Phases, when close to goal). 

Depending on your liking and taste, you can add different combinations of ginger, lemongrass, rosemary, curry or other delicious herbs and spices and season with salt and pepper. Delicious!