Since 2011, every October I embark on a month-long journey to consume something with pumpkin in it, in some form, every day.
Day 18: Pumpkin Seeds en Salada, Dining Room
Today’s was a simple one – make a salad, throw some pumpkin seeds on it! I like to make sure that pumpkin seeds get a solo appearance at some point, because they are great.
Day 19: Pumpkin Spice Latte, Starbucks at home
As a part of a wonderful and much-needed pick-me-up pumpkin care package from out of province, I received some at-home pumpkin spice latte mix, and indulged in that a bit.
This pumpkin item was featured inside one of my favourite mugs and alongside a new piece of decor that I think will be making an appearance in most of my challenge photos from here on.
Day 20: Matcha Pumpkin Cookies, Food.com
These might look frightening, but they taste great.
I found this vegan recipe online and was pleased to see how much pumpkin would be going into it! The recipe didn’t actually call for matcha, but I replaced some flour ingredients with it because it was my vision to have a pumpkin pie matcha powder from David’s Tea in some form of baked good this month!
The recipe was very liquids-based with 2 cups of pumpkin purée and apple sauce in place of sugar. The cookies are very ooey-gooey as a result, but I’ve had positive feedback so far – the matcha has a bit of bitterness that cuts the sweetness of the pumpkin and apple somewhat, and despite their spooky appearance they are full of chocolate-chippy goodness.