Posts tagged ‘pumpkin’

October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Chili

Today was about 15 degrees cooler than it was yesterday. Surprisingly, I didn’t mind it! Only because I had a comfort food in mind. This comfort food included pumpkin. Surprised? I didn’t think you all would mind since you said to bring it on the other day!

Pumpkin Chili (Vegetarian)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground all spice
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the onion, yellow pepper in oil until tender.
  • Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until heated through. 
  • Top with extras
I added a dollop of greek yogurt and more parsley. Then I realized I had leftover cornbread in the freezer (from exactly a month ago!!) so I defrosted it in the microwave and added to the top as well.

Oh man, you guys have to try this. I never thought vegetarian chili could taste so good!

I’m sure you guys have seen this video of the little girl singing Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass song, right?

WELL, she got to meet Nicki Minaj AND sing with her – Her reaction is priceless.

I am obsessed with them!

Last thing for today’s post – I saw this on Facebook and thought it was funny so I’d share.

I got beautiful, pretty and broke – Ha!

QUESTIONS: What were the first 3 words you saw?

October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Are you sick of seeing pumpkin yet? Because guess what? I made another pumpkin recipe…Sorry, I’m not sorry.

When I got home from work on Friday night all I wanted was breakfast. I made myself a dippy egg, pepper jack cheese and “bacon” sandwich thin. I wasn’t satisfied so I offered to make smoothies for Adam and I while we watched a movie. Then I begged he go buy whipped cream for said smoothies.

Nothing like a piece of pumpkin pie in liquid form (with 3/4 less the calories!)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 

Ingredients (makes 2)

  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • 1 tbsp sugar free syrup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 packets of stevia
  • xanthan gum to thicken
  • 1 graham cracker sheet (divided)
  • whipped cream
Directions
  • Add first 8 ingredients to blender.
  • Blend til combined (1 minute)
  • Add 1/2 sheet of graham cracker to blender with xanthan gum to thicken
  • Blend well.
  • Pour into glasses

  • Top with whipped cream, crushed graham cracker and a tiny more pumpkin pie spice

  • Serve with a spoon bc it’s thick!

Deliciousness.

Last night we had date night

We try not to repeat restaurants because there are SO many to choose from. We went to a place called Court Street in Hoboken.

I really don’t like giving restaurants bad reviews because I’m a big fan of local businesses but honestly – this place has some work to do. Sangria was wine and water (no fruit – best part!), my stuffed shrimp was all breading, carrots were just boiled, baked potato had no seasoning and our dessert was actually bitter. Robert Irvine needs to rescue them ASAP!

It’s football Sunday so you know where to find us!

QUESTIONS: Have you ever been to a restaurant and every meal you had wasn’t good?