Pumpkin, a Super Food for All 12 Months of the Year by DeeDee Stovel, EPUB Book

April 4, 2018

Pumpkin, a Super Food for All 12 Months of the Year

Nutritious, delicious, and amazingly versatile, pumpkin provides necessary vitamins, protein, and complex carbohydrates to a balanced and healthy diet. Reap the benefits of this superfood as you take advantage of its mellow flavor and smooth texture to add a new dimension to your favorite dishes. Using both fresh and canned pumpkin, DeeDee Stovel offers 125 easy-to-follow recipes that include Thai Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Pizza with Gorgonzola Cheese, Pumpkin Panna Cotta, and, of course, Pumpkin Pie. Dig in!

Review

“…a creative cookbook with lots of recipes containing fresh or canned pumpkin…” –Times Herald   “…DeeDee Stoval takes pumpkin way beyond pie.” –Tennessean   “…California Cooking teacher Dee Dee Stovel will entice you with all manner of recipes using fresh and canned pumpkin.” –Tampa Tribune   “And you thought the only thing to do with a pumpkin is carve it.” –Asbury Park Press   “…DeeDee Stovel will entice you with all manner of recipes using fresh and canned pumpkin.” –San Jose Mercury News   “…full of homespun stores and practical wisdom about that ordinary gourd we make an awful lot of fuss about…” –The Plainville Citizen   “Pumpkin lovers, rejoice.  There’s a cookbook just for you.” –Palm Beach Post   “Pumpkin can teach you everything that you ever wanted to know about pumpkins.” –Los Angeles Yoga Times   “This book contains almost every possible imaginable recipe for pumpkins…” –Los Angeles Yoga Times 

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From the Back Cover

Put More Pumpkin in Your YearPack your diet with extra nutritional punch! Versatile, delicious pumpkin — a powerhouse of complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamin C, and huge amounts of vitamin A — is landing on many nutrionists’ lists of “super foods.” Shouldn’t it be landing more frequently on your dinner plate?Take advantage of pumpkin’s health benefits all year by adding its mellow flavor and smooth texture to an exciting variety of global tastes and classic baked goods. Use canned puree in spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup; toss a handful of toasted seeds into a hearty Winter Salad with Maple Pumpkin Dressing; or savor the mellow taste of fresh pumpkin in Moroccan Chicken & Pumpkin Stew. Of course the rich spciy flavor of pumpkin pie filling never fails to delight. It’s well represented here with six fresh takes on pumpkin pie, along with pumpkin cheesecake, almond pumpkin bread pudding, pumpkin panna cotta, and pumpkin ginger ice cream.So, use it fresh or canned — there’s always a place for pumpkin!

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Comments:

I love this cookbook and I’m so glad it was written. I love pumpkin and it is so good to see it used to it’s full potential with these recipes. It surprises everyone(including me sometimes)when they find out how versatile and delicious pumpkin really is and this cookbook will take you to the heights of pumpkin pleasure! Most people think pumpkin is only for pie(or jack o lanterns) and maybe other sweet items like bread,cakes, lattes, etc. However, pumpkin can be used in all sorts of dishes. I’ve made lots of recipes from this book and there was only one slight disappointment; the Mexican Pumpkin Lasagne. It was basically delicious but kind of dry; I felt it could have used more sauce. Another reviewer mentioned the Pumpkin Molasses Gingersnaps and how delicious they were. I second that. However, other than one other recipe, I haven’t made many of the sweet recipes from this book, mostly because I’m so very interested in exploring pumpkin’s usage in savory main dishes, side dishes, appetizers, etc. and I have tried and true pumpkin dessert recipes that I have gotten elsewhere. However I do love pumpkin sweets and wouldn’t mind trying the sweet things from this book anyway… My favorite dish from this book by far is the Pumpkin Gratin with Caramelized Onions. Oh my! The nutty, creamy Gruyere cheese, the caramelized onions flavored with smoky bacon and thyme, the mellow pumpkin as a base, touched with the nutmeg scented cream, topped with crispy breadcrumbs and browned cheese. Heaven on earth. I’m salivating just thinking of it! Every autumn my friends and I hold a Great Pumpkin Feast; a pot luck that is everything pumpkin, and this dish is always the big hit. I have friends who can’t wait for the feast just so they can have the gratin! I also had another friend who told me that she didn’t really get into pumpkin, but when she tried the gratin she was a convert! I also make the Cabbage braised In Pumpkin Ale. Also delicious. Other stand out recipes from this book that I’ve made include: Pasta with Pumpkin and Wild Mushrooms Wild Mushroom and Pumpkin Risotto Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin(a really easy and really delicious dish) Lentil Pumpkin Soup with Spinach Northern Italian Pumpkin Lasagne(GAAHHHHH) Chicken Pumpkin Tacos Moroccan Chicken and Pumpkin Stew braised Cabbage with Pumpkin and Sausage Pumpkin Chiffon Pie And looking through the recipes just reminds me of how many others I’d like to try! So if you love pumpkin,get this book!
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Excellent book on a food that is so good and so necessary in our lives. Pumpkin is not just for pies. It is one of the high colored foods that make a major difference in our health. Strawberries, cranberries, carrots, sweet potatoes , blueberries, blackberries are all high colored fruits and veggies that contain the means to rid our systems of toxins. Many excellent recipes and the pumpkin soup is a real winner.
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Everything you could want to know about pumpkins and what an excellent source of nutrition they give. These are one of the most wasted and overlooked vegetables available in America. Other peoples in the world make better use of them that just putting a candle in them at Halloween. The flavor, versatility and nutrition of this wonderful fruit cannot be beat. I highly recommend this book and the use of pumpkin.
 

  • Title: Pumpkin, a Super Food for All 12 Months of the Year
  • Autor: DeeDee Stovel
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Storey Publishing, LLC (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
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