Friday, 26 October 2012

Pumpkin sauce and a healthy dinner bowl

That tin of pumpkin puree that I used for pumpkin scrolls and chocolate pumpkin digestives was huge.  I love pumpkin in savoury food so I made a simple sauce with some of the puree.  I still have leftover pumpkin puree in my fridge.  Here is what I did for the sauce.  It is worth remembering.

The pumpkin sauce was inspired by another pumpkin sauce.  I made it on a night when I didn't have a clue what to make for dinner.  I made the sauce, cooked up some quinoa and prepared some vegies.  To serve I just mixed them all up.  It was delicious - very savoury but lightened by the basil.  A healthy dinner.  I should make this sort of meal more often.

PS E says it is great on toast with mustard!

Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Nut Roast Lasagna
Three years ago: The joy of mouldy soy cheese and other quirky notes

Pumpkin sauce

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 cup soy milk
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp liquid smoke
pinch pepper
1 tbsp miso
half bunch of basil, roughly chopped

Mix all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Roughly blend with a hand held blender so the basil is blended. Heat sauce in microwave.  Suggest serving with quinoa and vegies.

On the stereo:
Tigetmilk: Belle and Sebastian

This post is part of Vegan Month of Food October 2012.  Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more of my Vegan MoFo posts.

12 comments:

  1. Looks great! Sometimes it can be hard to work through a can of pumpkin puree, but this looks like a great idea. I find that any sauce can hug some beans and veggies to make a tasty dinner. Yum! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks Janet - I finally finished my can on the weekend and I think it was just about ready to be finished by then.

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  2. I can never get enough of pumpkin so I'm LOVING the sound of this sauce!

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    1. Thanks Joanne - I am with you on pumpkin (just need to convince sylvia now)

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  3. I wouldn't have thought of that!

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    1. Thanks Jac - I really was trying to make something a bit like a pumpkin sauce I had made before with parmesan - I find that I need to try different flavours to make up to the cheesy flavour (not that this tasted at all cheesy but it was tasty)

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  4. Oh, I've totally been making an ad-hoc pumpkin sauce with liquid smoke, braggs, ACV, and nutritional yeast over here! Teehee, I need to write things up as recipes more often like you :P

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    1. Thanks Hannah - yes you should write up your pumpkin sauce - would be fun to see

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  5. This looks lovely Johanna - and well worth writing down. These are exactly the sorts of things that need to be blogged so they aren't forgotten, because otherwise the specific ingredients and specific amounts just fade from memory (or maybe that is just me!).

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    1. Thanks Kari - I like to be able to go back to such recipes and see what I did even if I don't often make them again the same way

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  6. Great idea and I applaud your 'Love food Hate Waste' notion ;0)

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    1. Thanks Chele - I've been making an effort to use up some of the food in the fridge (it still always seems full)

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