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Fry, Bake, Sautée, Dress, Marinate, Grill and Roast a Pumpkin

Just in time for your Thanksgiving preparations, we bring to you our ULTIMATE PUMPKIN GUIDE (did you hear an echo?)! 

I produced this for Colavita as an Olive Oil Guide. The Olive Oil Guide is a seasonal quarterly that offers healthy recipes (well, we do stick a fry recipe in there...) based around one seasonal ingredient. This season's special ingredient is.... PUMPKIN.

Within the pages of this magazine, you will find recipes that instruct you on grilling, frying, roasting, sautéeing, baking, dressing, and marinating with pumpkin and pumpkin parts.

They are all delicious (I should know, I personally tested them). One of my favorites is the glamorous cover recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes:

You can also watch a short instructional video here:

Other highlights include Pumpkin Marinated Chicken:

And a very handy-dandy chart on how to replace butter with heart-healthy olive oil in your recipes:

Colavita is also running a contest in conjunction with this pumpkin recipe book. You can learn all about it on Facebook, but you can win a trip to that's pretty cool.

Download the full recipe book here, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!




I've finally admitted it: it's fall.

I love fall. I just don't like what comes after it: winter. Last winter, I spent 3 out of 4 days whimpering every time I stepped a toe out of doors.

But I'm not here to be negative. I'm here to talk pumpkin! And there's nothing negative about pumpkin season – it happens to be my favorite season.

I'm going to try and get inventive with the vegetable. In a recipe-related way. I'm going to crack 'em open, scoop out the innards and contemplate new and exciting ways to eat pumpkin meat.

Got it? Good.

In the meantime, here are some John and Elana old school favorite pumpkin dishes:

The All-Useful Roasted Pumpkin Proceedings (with bonus pumpkin-head cartoons)

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Made Especially for Agent Mulder and Served in an Area-51-esque Diner

Pumpkin Pizza (Oh yes, you knew we had a pumpkin pizza) With Fried Sage and Toasted Pecans.

Delight! And don't forget to come back tomorrow when I will undoubtedly be wearing a pumpkin as a hat and marching around in a cloak all Headless Horseman style.

Consider yourself warned.