This looks amazing!

This recipe was posted on my board a bit ago. Sounds wonderful!

Kaddo Bowrani (Baked Pumpkin) from The Helmand Restaurant in Baltimore

Makes: 4-6 servings


For pumpkin:

1 small pumpkin (baby or spookies work best)

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup vegetable oil


For Yogurt Sauce:

1 cup plain yogurt

1 teaspoon fresh-cut diced garlic

Dash salt

Slice pumpkin and remove seeds. Peel outer skin. Slice 2-inch pieces lengthwise. Place oil in skillet pan and heat to medium heat. Add pumpkin. Cook on medium heat covered for approximately 10 minutes, turning once. Remove from pan and place in small roasting or baking pan. Sprinkle the pumpkin with the sugar and cinnamon. Cover tightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minute or until soft. Time may differ according to the hardness of the pumpkin.

For yogurt sauce, stir ingredients together until smooth.

Serve pumpkin warm with yogurt sauce.

Cooking Plans

So, in a few short weeks, we’re going to take a trip to the farm for Thanksgiving. I love it there. There’s no pressure. Very little technology. Just family, space, a fire… sometimes snow. I already can’t wait!

BUT this year I won’t be able to do one thing we ALWAYS do there, which is eat until you’re uncomfortable from the moment you wake up until you pass out. No pie, no bread, no stuffing for Avery. Sigh.

So today I decided what I’m going to do; I’m going to make several WLS dishes to share. I won’t add obscene amounts of protein powder to anyone else’s food, but I will make some no sugar, very low carb, high protein, seasonal meals. It will be great for J who is diabetic. It’ll be great for Teacup who is a baby and doesn’t need pie. And anyone else who wants it can have some, too.

Here is my menu so far:

Pumpkin Soup (I’m still perfecting this. Tonight’s is… missing something. Possibly chicken stock)

Green Bean Casserole

Some Pumpkin dessert

Turkey salad (after the big meal, of course)

Mashed cauliflower

Deviled eggs

There will be so much other food as well, but this will at least give me some things to eat that are holidayish, so I won’t be left out. And I hope people will like them as well!

(I also plan on being able to eat turkey, ham, and veggies.)

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