“This is Halloween, Pumpkins Scream in the Dead of Night” – Ingredient of the Week

Posted: October 22, 2010 by jerkmag in CRISP -- health
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Halloween is coming! Soon, we will turn our attention to slutty nurse costumes, the Monster Mash, and stomach-sickening levels of candy corn. But for now, let’s talk about smashing pumpkins. (Not the band, not the act of destruction, but the British adjective).

A cup of pumpkin only has 30 calories, and is loaded with vitamins. That Jack-o’-Lantern of yours even has a bit-o’-fiber and antioxidants!

I know what you’re thinking. Pumpkins are meant for clobbering, carving, or pie filling. But there is so much more you can (and should!) do to pumpkins in the kitchen — and don’t you dare throw out those precious seeds.

~Alicia Smith

  1. KatiePunkin says:

    Pumpkin Soup is freaking delicious, especially the Pumpkin Apple Spice Soup.

    Regarding Pumpkin seeds, I have one story to link you to: http://jezebel.com/5664007/10-of-the-the-grossest-stories-youll-ever-read (read to number 3)

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