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Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin Custard

 

Pumpkin is one of those comfort foods that you love to eat around Thanksgiving and Christmas.   This Pumpkin Custard is good warm or cold.  We prefer it cold any time of the year !

Usually Pumpkin is paired with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon.  This recipe caught my eye as the main focus is Coconut Milk and Maple Syrup in addition to the usual spices.  It’s a lighter custard unlike the heavier versions used for Pumpkin Pie filling.

This Pumpkin Custard recipe is easy to make too.  Whisk it by hand or combine in a blender.  To reduce the calories without sacrificing sweetness, you can use Green Stevia to enhance the Maple Syrup.   For some reason our family doesn’t like Nutmeg, so we substitute with Allspice.

RANT:  Save the Pumpkins !  Be a Pumpkin Beggar.   It’s such a shame to see people pay for fresh produce, chuck it in the Bin, then pay again for a canned product.    DIY !   I cut away the candle drippings, wash the rind & chop up my Halloween Pumpkin to fit into a large roasting pan.  Pumpkins are 90% liquid.  If you add any water, serve with a ladle!  Bake at 350 for an hour, then food process in batches. I freeze 1 cup portions in zip lock bags.  Usually around 10 cups.  I’ve used it for pies but some experts say you should use denser, smoother canned pumpkin for that purpose.  Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Gingerbread Pear Cobbler

GF Gigi's GF Gingerbread PearCobbler

GF Gigi’s GF Gingerbread Pear Cobbler

I like crunchy Pears.  My daughter likes soft ones.  My husband loves Molasses, especially robust Blackstrap Molasses.  We all love Gingerbread.   There’s something wondrous and comforting about Molasses, Cinnamon and Ginger.

I’m a big fan of Gluten Free Gigi.  You can try her Gingerbread Pear Cobbler using ‘s her GF Flour Blend.  It’s still my old Standby 90% of the time.   I only made a few minor adjustments.  I reduced the Sugar and added texture by adding Green Stevia and Candied Ginger.  Maybe next time I’ll try fresh grated Ginger for extra zing.  It worked well in this GF Pumpkin Pie.


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Fruit & Nut Bars and Holy Crap!

Fruit and Nut Bars and Holy Crap!

Fruit and Nut Bars and Holy Crap!

Holy Crap!   What’s that ? Folks from the Sunshine Coast pitched their new healthy cereals, Holy Crap! and Skinny B on the Dragons Den TV show.  Read all about it, hereHoly Crap! contains organic chia, hemp hearts, buckwheat, cranberries, raisins, apple bits and cinnamon.  The recipe only uses 2 Tbsp so you can make your own version of it or omit it altogether.  In fact, I found this recipe on the Gluten Free Expo site and they didn’t use it.  I suspect if you like a chewier, moister version you should include Holy Crap!  I reduced the Sugar and used frozen Cranberries instead of the dehydrated one. See my version in this PDF, Fruit & Nut Bars and Holy Crap!