April Crowell Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN
This recipe is a favorite of mine. It’s wonderful as a custard for a breakfast or pour it into a baked pie shell for a delish, dairy free pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Custard (or Pie Filling) – – cooked pumpkin or squash puree, whisked, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, all spice, sea salt, Heat oven to 425º.
Drain pumpkin drain off excess water is you are using previously frozen squash or pumpkin.
In large bowl, combine all all ingredients.
Pour into oven safe baking dish.
Bake at 425º for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 325º for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Yeah, really that’s it.
; – Healing energetics–Pumpkin nourishes the Earth element’s organs of Stomach and Spleen. It helps warm the center, drains dampness and stabilizes the blood sugar. Eggs provide some fat and protein and the spices warm and move the blood.
Primary season: Late Summer, Autumn and Winter
Spiced nuts are staple in my kitchen. I make up a large batch and freeze them. A small bowl is set out on the counter for snacks and we toss them onto salads, over hot grain cereals, into granola or send them off to school for a nutritious snack. This recipe is a general guide, feel free to use your favorite spice combinations or to add in minced candied ginger or dried fruits like cranberries.Honey Spiced Nuts – – mixed nuts (cashews, pecans, walnuts…choose your favorites), honey or maple syrup (start with less and increase to just cover the nuts, to avoid gooey nuts), cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, salt and pepper (to taste), – Healing Benefits: Although nuts will vary in their content of protein, oils, vitamins and minerals we can look at them overall and get the general idea of what they have to offer. As a group nuts build and strengthen the body. Â They add on weight and fight deficiencies. Â Yin building (fluids and fats) and warming nuts are good for thin, weak and frail types but should be avoided if there is excess dampness, phlegm or yeast. Â Too many nuts can scatter the energy making a person feel ungrounded or unfocused.
Primary Season: Autumn and Winter.