Category Archives: pumpkin/squash/gourds

Vanilla Coconut Custard Baked in a Sugar Pumpkin (Dairy-Free)

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Fall’s cooler weather and seasonal flavors than to bake a warm, lightly spiced custard in a sugar pumpkin?  This custard is not too sweet and not too spicy, with a pleasantly balanced … Continue reading

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Caribbean Pumpkin Pancakes with Banana-Rum Topping

As our friends and family well know, the Midwestern Gentleman and I take our Pancake Sunday tradition very seriously.  While the medium itself remains consistent — Pancake Sundays are always about pancakes — we are dedicated neophiles when it comes … Continue reading

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Something to Celebrate (and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Too)

Two years and two days ago, the Midwestern Gentleman and I crossed paths for the first time, sitting at opposite ends of the table from one another at a gathering of mutual friends at the pub London Underground.  We had … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, berries, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), Desserts, Events, fruit, Gluten-free, Nut-free, nuts, pumpkin/squash/gourds, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian | 9 Comments

Cucumber Watermelon Cooler

It’s late August, y’all.  After a couple of weeks of respite from the unseasonably oppressive heat that’s dogged us since spring, the thermometer is creeping upwards again. Happily, thanks to our CSA, we’ve got more ripe, juicy watermelon than we … Continue reading

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