Pumpkins are a winter squash that are packed with nutrition. They contain powerful antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory, yet are very low in calories. They also contain alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin & beta-cryptoxanthin as well as many other beneficial nutrients.

Many times we are prone to grow pumpkins only for decorations, pumpkin pies and a few loaves. But pumpkin can be a great very healthy addition to many other recipes.

Pumpkin puree as well as any other winter squash can be added to soups, gravies, sauces, puddings, stews, baking, & as well to foods like the following pancakes, waffles & even soup!

The following recipe is a another favorite of ours. We enjoyed these pancakes at noon today with 3 cups of blueberries cooked and thickened with a mixture of 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, a few tablespoons of lemon juice, a few drops of stevia and a cup of water.

Mix the following dry ingredients in one bowl:
3/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of sea or Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 teaspoon all spice

Blend together the following wet ingredients:
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup plain yogurt (I use my own non-dairy recipe found in the “Eat More Whole Grains” update)
1/4 cup avocado oil
a few drops of stevia (optional)
2 eggs
Add the dry to the wet and mix. Put a spoon of coconut or avocado oil on a fry pan. Heat the pan & spoon 3 or 4 smaller pancakes on to the oil. Fry until browned, flip and brown the other side.

Or put the batter on to a heated waffle iron and bake 3 minutes or for the time recommended by your machine.


With all of these added ingredients, you are serving an abundance of beneficial nutrients in each bowl! No one will realize all of these ingredients that you have added. I have bone broth frozen and jars of canned tomato juice that I preserved this fall so making this soup is easy.
2 quarts tomato soup
1 quart bone broth
3 cups pumpkin puree
3 chopped carrots
2 medium size onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic. minced
1 cup chopped celery
salt & pepper to taste
Bring everything to a boil except the salt & pepper. Simmer vegetables & broth until well done. After it has cooled down puree until smooth in a blender. Add salt & pepper. Heat, serve & enjoy! Freeze or refrigerate the extra. Winnie!