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Old Crank

(2,791 posts)
Sat Sep 9, 2023, 03:22 PM Sep 2023

A couple of stores I frequent

Have magazines which along with ads for featured products have recipes.
Some are pretty good. My wife bought a pumpkin/squash and it was my task to use it for dinner.
The magazine I picked up 2 days ago had a bunch of fallign recipes.
So tonight we had salad with pumpkin risoto.

A couple of stores I frequent (Original Post) Old Crank Sep 2023 OP
It's that time of year when everything is all . . . Callalily Sep 2023 #1
sounds delicious, yumm peacebuzzard Sep 2023 #2
This one had you cook and puree Old Crank Sep 2023 #5
Sounds delicious, Old Crank! Diamond_Dog Sep 2023 #3
Pumpkin soup and pumpkin ravioli are good too Warpy Sep 2023 #4
I used to enjoy all pies! especially pumpkin peacebuzzard Sep 2023 #6
me, too, peacebuzzard NJCher Sep 2023 #7
Fruit is loaded with sugars Warpy Sep 2023 #8


(14,594 posts)
1. It's that time of year when everything is all . . .
Sat Sep 9, 2023, 03:52 PM
Sep 2023

pumpkin and/or squash. I think I'm one of the few people who to not like either!

Hope the your pumpkin risotto tastes good. I'd eat the risotto in a heartbeats, but without the pumpkin!

Happy cooking!


(5,036 posts)
2. sounds delicious, yumm
Sat Sep 9, 2023, 04:03 PM
Sep 2023

so was it rice with pumpkin bits? I like anything pumpkin. My favorite is pumpkin dumplings, a dish called gnocchi (I think that is the spelling). With parmesan on top.

Old Crank

(2,791 posts)
5. This one had you cook and puree
Sun Sep 10, 2023, 12:56 AM
Sep 2023

The pumpkin first. So no bits, well few bits... And some children ili flakes to sdd a bit of spice. Surprising for a German recipe.


(109,738 posts)
4. Pumpkin soup and pumpkin ravioli are good too
Sat Sep 9, 2023, 07:06 PM
Sep 2023

The one way I dislike pumpkin is in pies. I prefer it (and sweet potatoes) savory, nto sweet.

Mexican candied pumpkin is really good, though.


(5,036 posts)
6. I used to enjoy all pies! especially pumpkin
Sun Sep 10, 2023, 11:37 AM
Sep 2023

but all pies until I realized the damage sugar does to the body. I have high glucose; not enough to take meds since it (so far is pre-diabetic levels) and so I reserve my sweet tooth for fruit only. I eat lots of fruit daily. I hope it never becomes an issue. I have completely subtracted sugar from my diet.


(34,520 posts)
7. me, too, peacebuzzard
Sun Sep 10, 2023, 03:27 PM
Sep 2023

I was happy to see my numbers come down on A1c this summer when I had my annual checkup.

I'm always tempted to try some of these dessert recipes but I cook so many vegetables that I lose the desire to cook anymore with stevia or any of the other sweet options. It's just easier to opt for fruit. So many varieties and fun ways to enjoy them, too, so it's really not much of an issue with me.


(109,738 posts)
8. Fruit is loaded with sugars
Sun Sep 10, 2023, 04:15 PM
Sep 2023

so keep an eye on your A1c and cut down your intake accordingly if it stays stubbornly high.

Archaeologists have long been able to trace things through skeletons. One thing that was abundantly clear is what happened to skeletons starting in the early 1600s, the upper classes started to show horrible tooth decay, the pain must have been unbearable. As the years went on through the 1700s, the pattern spread downward through most other classes except the very poor, tracing the availability of refined sugar cane. What really encouraged its use by people who weren't rich was the strong temperance movement, which forbade ale in favor of tea arriving from India, drunk with milk and sugar.

Depriving the poor of country ale also deprived them of a great deal of nutrition as well as B vitamins from the yeast, but that's for another rant. Tea with sugar democratized tooth decay, and we're still seeing the effects now as sugary drinks proliferate.

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