Here's a word of warning kids: Don't lick food off of broken glassware.
You're probably thinking, "Duh, why would I ever do that?"
Well, maybe because you had tasted something so delicious that you couldn't bear to let it go to waste despite that you shattered the container it was in.
...Or at least that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
The item in question was what you see above- well, the dressing part anyway.
It is sweet, creamy, raw, and full of autumnal flavor-
namely from pumpkin, the goddess of the season.
The difference between this recipe and the fall-flavored goods quickly lining store shelves is that it is made with real pumpkin- not with artificial pumpkin flavor or even canned pumpkin puree.
I slathered the sauce over kelp noodles and topped with lemon verbena to complete the look.
This was before I dropped the mason jar it was in, sending broken glass and pumpkin cream all over the kitchen. I'll skip the embarrassing and slightly gory details... I'm sure you can guess what happened from there.
I couldn't resist trying to savor the last remnants of my sauce that didn't touch the (admittedly dirty) floor. I live in a college theme-house with nine other kids- what do you expect?
That being said, DO NOT do what I did and lick broken glass! You will make your lip bleed, if not worse. Also, clean your kitchen.
Um, and make this recipe. I mean, if you want.
Here's the how-to in case you're so inclined.
- 1 young Thai coconut (water + meat)
- 1.5 cups raw pumpkin, chopped
- 1 in. knob of turmeric
- 1 in. knob of ginger
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon
- Stevia to taste (or S&P for a savory variation)
- 1 package of kelp noodles
- Combine all ingredients except noodles in high-speed blender
- Blend until very smooth
- Stir into noodles and serve
Oh and if you are still reading: I almost forgot the coolest part of this recipe.
The whole thing cost about $5 to make!
Between dumpster diving and my local Asian grocer, raw food on a budget is a cinch.
Here's the breakdown:
-Coconut: Super G, $2
-Pumpkin: dumpster, $0
-Turmeric: Super G, roughly $0.50
-Ginger: Super G, roughly $0.50
-Spices: in the house, $0
-Noodles: Super G, $2
Hope that serves as some inspiration for the day!