(real food) Pumpkin Fever & allergy-friendly recipes
So, I had a dream last night that we had a perfectly ripe pumpkin growing in our garden. I was so excited that the vine had sprouted!
And then I woke up and realized that we didn’t plant any this year. Drat.
Instead of feeling sad about missing out, I decided to round up some allergy-friendly pumpkin recipes from around the web for my favorite readers. If you’ve slogged through recipe after recipe full of disappointing ingredients, these should fit the bill.
Homemade Pumpkin Puree – how else are you going to get that big orange ball stuffed into so many yummy foods?
DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice – and the spice to go with it
Let’s Get Ready to Puuuuuumpkin!
Pumpkin Hummus – I love how creative this is! I would use sprouted chick peas in place of tahini for any easy and wallet-friendly substitute.
Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Seed Butter – don’t forget to sprout your seeds!
Pumpkin Sourdough Pancakes – this one includes fermented wheat and an egg, but I couldn’t pass up sharing it. There is nothing I love more than rye sourdough pancakes.
Pumpkin Fudge – I live in Michigan, and, if you know Michigan, fudge is famous. This version avoids all my no-no foods and makes me want to break out in my awkward version of the Running Man (if you’re scratching your head, it’s a 90’s thing).
Pumpkin Spice Playdough – this treat is going to score major mom points with Katie! We’ll make a rice flour version, since I don’t keep white flour in the house.
Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.
When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.