Pumpkin Pie Cups (Vegan & Grain-Free)

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These easy healthy Vegan & Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie Cups are just like your favorite fall or Thanksgiving dessert but in a smaller, 6 ingredient form!

In an effort to keep super-foods a part of your plant-based cancer fighting lifestyle diet Breast Cancer Authority Blog presents Natalie, of Feast on Fruit, vegan pumpkin recipes.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water

Filling

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup baked and mashed sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

To find healthy vegan ingredients visit Feasting on Fruit Store.

Instructions
  1. Mix together the crust ingredients with a fork until well combined. It should be crumbly but stick together when pressed.
  2. Lightly grease 4 cups of a muffin pan. Place a strip of parchment paper in each for easy removal.
  3. Press the crust into the muffin tins, covering the bottom and sides evenly. Wetting your fingers can help if it is too sticky. Set aside.

natalie-of-feasting-on-fruitAbout Natalie, founder of Feasting on Fruit: I am the writer, photographer, and imagination behind Feasting on Fruit. Seven years a vegetarian, five years a vegan, and barely one year a blogger, but learning and loving it! I am constantly overflowing with creative ideas for fruity vegan food, often more than I have time to make. Sharing the health and happiness of tasty recipes brings a smile to my lips and a purpose to my kitchen.

Pumpkin: Superfood Fall Planter

Pumpkin Superfood Planter Ideas For Breast Cancer GardenBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Lets take advantage of the key nutrients in pumpkin and make a beautiful fall planter at the same time. Pumpkin packs an abundance of disease-fighting nutrients, including potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and vitamins C and E. The key nutrient that boosts pumpkin to the top of the superfoods list is the synergistic combination of carotenoid. We have included instructions for a pumpkin planter and how to make pumpkin seeds.

How To Make A Pumpkin Planter

Supplies:

  • Flowers that will hold up to the fall temperatures in your area (if you are unsure ask a local nursery)
  • Pumpkin large enough for the flowers
  • Knife for carving
  • Soil for planters

Instructions:
Cut a hole around the stem of the pumpkin large enough for the flowers to easily be put inside.  Clean out the pumpkin, and save the seeds, cause they’re yummy.  Next, I used wooden skewers to punch a few holes into the bottom of the pumpkin.  You could also cut a small hole into the bottom with a knife.  Put a little soil into the bottom of the pumpkin and then carefully put the flowers in.  Water and make sure it is draining well.  All done!

Don’t toss those pumpkin seeds! Toast or roast pumpkin seeds in your oven in no time at all. They can can be salted or spiced to suit your palate. The shells are an edible cancer fighting superfood.

Simple Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Organic cooking spray or olive oil
  • Optional Himalayan pink salt, garlic, onion powder or other seasonings of choice

Instructions:

  1. Rinse pumpkin seeds. Use your fingers to remove all the pulp. Drain pumpkin seeds and discard pulp. Spread out on a cookie sheet to dry overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 F. Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil.
  3. Toss pumpkin seeds in olive oil, or spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, or your choice of seasonings. Toss to coat.
  4. Bake about 1 hour, tossing every 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Cool pumpkin seeds before eating. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 months or refrigerate up to 1 year.
  6. If you like your toasted pumpkin seeds extra-salty, soak overnight in a solution of 1/4 cup salt to 2 cups of water. Dry an additional day, then proceed as above.

Images for recipe are from Breast Cancer Authority Blog’s “Simple Pumpkin Seed Recipe“.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange: Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe For A Cancer Free Lifestyle

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Autumn is the time of year pumpkins decorate our front steps, eventually carved for Halloween jack-o-lanterns, and gracing the table as pumpkin pie usually once a year for Thanksgiving. After November this healthy anti-cancer food is often ignored, disappearing from our diet for another 11 months. Breast Cancer Authority Blog presents a pumpkin recipe that helps fight breast cancer, and is delicious too!

Canned pumpkin (not the same as pumpkin pie filling!) has many of the same benefits of fresh pumpkin, but as with most processed foods, not all the benefits, so use fresh if you can. When available use organic ingredients.

1 – bag of meat-free crumbles (such as Boca Ground Crumbles)**
1 – medium onion, chopped
1 – cup canned pumpkin (or squash)
1 – 28 oz. can diced stewed tomatoes
1- 15 oz. can kidney or black beans, drained & rinsed
1 – 12 oz. bottle of chili sauce
1-2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

In a crock pot, combine all ingredients and slow cook on low for 3-4 hours.
On the stove in a soup pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer and for 1 hour.

Serve with your favorite chili toppings!

* if you like spicy chili, consider adding a touch of Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce or cayenne pepper.
** You can substitute lentils, bulgur wheat, or more beans for the crumbles.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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