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Fall is in the Air…

October 11, 2010

Pumpkin, Pumpkin everywhere! After making my pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, I had 3/4 a can of pumpkin left. What to do, what to do??

Well, I had planned on making some butternut squash ravioli for Hubby, so I decided that a pumpkin sage sauce with truffle accents would pair just fine 🙂

Pumpkin Sage Sauce

1 tsp truffle oil

1 tsp olive oil

1/2 medium white onion, chopped

1 tbsp garlic

1 tsp sage

1 tbsp chopped rosemary

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup almond milk, original

salt and pepper to taste

 

Combine oils in a sauce pan and bring to medium high heat. Add in onions and saute until translucent. Once onions have sweated, add in garlic, rosemary, and sage until they are aromatic. Then add in pumpkin and almond milk. Stir until smooth. Turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for 5 minutes to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

 

Dinner was accompanied by Lemon Parmesan Swiss Chard (Rainbow style!) with pan seared tofu. I ate my pumpkin sauce with some leftover GF Gnocchi from before. I think I will throw the rest away…doesn’t freeze and reheat well 😦

Lemon Parmesan Swiss Chard (from AllRecipes.com)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems and center ribs cut out and chopped together, leaves coarsely chopped separately
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste (optional)

Directions

  1. Melt butter and olive oil together in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic and onion, and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the chard stems and the white wine. Simmer until the stems begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chard leaves, and cook until wilted. Finally, stir in lemon juice and Parmesan cheese; season to taste with salt if needed.

Dinner was delish! We weren’t super hungry because we had polished off some fantastic middle eastern cuisine earlier in the day 🙂

What is your favorite Fall dish?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2010 12:55 pm

    Favorite Fall dish? Definitely Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie, you get the idea!

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