Happy Halloween!

happy halloween

Hey, since it’s Halloween today… 

… it’s high time to make a funny pumpkin face!

Particularly if you’ve always hated the taste of pumpkin (like me) – here’s your chance to let off some steam and get creative, hah!

Whether you just take a text marker and draw a smiley face on the pumpkin or you get the carving knife out, the main thing is to have fun. You can’t always be sensible and business-like – sometimes it’s quite nice to see the world through a child’s eyes and enjoy the simple delight of crafting something with your own hands.

    When I got given a big pumpkin last week I didn’t know what to do with it other than to hollow it out and make a scary pumpkin face – It is Halloween after all!

    Little did I know that I hugely enjoyed the process and found myself saving the pumpkin flesh (you can’t really chuck it, can you?!). So I took up the challenge and experimented with a pumpkin soup without pumpkin flavour.

    To cut a long story short – I did succeed – the soup was lovely (with no more than a hint of pumpkin taste, ha!). Needless to say, I’m going to share the recipe with you here shortly…

    What I’m getting at is this though: Sometimes you surprise yourself when you challenge your old beliefs about what foods you like and don’t like – Often you can turn something you thought tastes horrible into a very fine dish.

    What vegetable don’t you like? Courgette, celeriac, kale, pumpkin?  Just challenge yourself to create a nice meal from one seasonal veg that you always avoid. In the case of pumpkins, butternuts… this really works in your favour as they keep well, don’t cost much and are super healthy!

    So, don’t get disheartened when you see that you should be eating lots of “boring vegetables” to become healthy again. Key is to make the “cooking process” fun, like I did here with the silly pumpkin – then your enthusism can very well take over and make the actual “eating” surprisingly enjoyable.

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN :-)

      P.S. If you want to see some really crazy pumpkin face creations check this site out here ?

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      2 Comments

      • Alie

        Reply Reply November 1, 2012

        Oooh I love pumpkins and always have! I actually make pumpkin soup quite often and even had some for lunch today. Yummy! I love experimenting with in season vegetables.
        I can honestly say that there isn’t a vegetable I don’t like… Luckily for my parents, I was never a fussy eater.
        Great to hear you were able to fight your pumpkin demons ;o))
        xx

        • Sandra

          Reply Reply November 1, 2012

          Hello lovely person, I’m amazed that you liked all vegetables, even as a child. That’s a definite bonus. It took me years to work my way up to eating certain vegetables like courgette and parsnip. But I don’t mind them now (in fact parsnip crisps are totally delicious :o). I genuinely love eating most veggies now, yay. Particularly butternut squash – I have even had it for breakfast recently as I wanted something grain free and light – yum!
          xx

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