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Uses for Leftover Pumpkin

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

You've opened a can of pumpkin to make a delicious Fall treat... only now you're wondering what to do with the leftover 1/4 cup... or 2 tbsp or 1/3 cup... and so on.

Replace Applesauce

Canned or pureed pumpkin is a great substitute for applesauce in baked goods. I recently used pumpkin instead of applesauce in my cornbread recipe (p. 49 HHC) and also in my cinnamon-raisin bicuits and both were deeeeelish.

Freeze for Later

A Herbie shared this tip: "I'm going to freeze the leftover pumpkin in ice cubes." (Thanks Linda!)

Pumpkin Recipes

A great tip from a fellow Herbie, Robin "love how quick and easy the Skinny Mac N Cheese is from HHLL!! Great way to use up pumpkin!"

These HH recipes only use a little pumpkin -- so they're all a great way to use up leftovers!

1. Single-Serving Pumpkin Muffin

2. HH's Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (or HH's Green Pumpkin Smoothie)

3. Curried Pumpkin Lentil Soup

4. Oatmeal Cookies!

5. Maple-Pumpkin Muffins!

and I can't help but end the post on this note:

Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Fat-Free)

Giveaway Winners Announced + Fan Favorite Recipes!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Holiday

Wow! I'm still going through all your entries to see which HH recipe wins the title of the absolute "fan favorite."

It's a close call, for sure --- I was amazed at how many different recipes were picked. There is definitely no clear favorite, which I think is awesome!

A surprise favorite is the Moroccan Lentil Soup

It's probably no surprise the Black Bean Brownies (p. 209), Mock Tuna (p. 113), Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins (p. 45) and Chickpea Tacos (p. 97) made the list (since those seem to be the recipes I'm most known for).

Other favorites include:

Chili Sans Carne (p. 81)

Cheater Pad Thai (p. 117)

Hawaiin Teriyaki Chickpea (p. 127)

Pumpkin Bread (p. 52)

Instant Vegan Alfredo (p. 163)

5-ingredient Black Bean Burgers (blog)

Apple Crisp Muffins (p. 40)

Single-Serving Brownie (p. 210)

Can I also add that I just LOVED all the comments like "aaaahhhh I can't just pick one!!!!" Love you all! xoxo

So for the winners:

Karen Cecil wrote: I would love to win an extra copy so I can give mine away to a friend who's trying to go vegan. So far, my favorite is the eggless egg salad. I make it at least once a week. Super for packing in a lunch and adding tomato and avocado.

Diana Z wrote: We love the Double Chocolate Muffins! I make them every week! They are delicious!

Thanks to everyone who participated!

10,000 Herbies!

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

Thanks to everyone who participated! This giveaway is now closed.

In honor of reaching 10,000 likes on Facebook (I can't believe it! Wow!) I'm hosting a little giveaway here on the blog.

I'm giving away two prize packs... the winners will receive a signed copy of my cookbook, a happy herbivore charitable necklace and a 1-hour virtual cooking lesson with yours truly!

For a chance to win, leave a comment stating your favorite HH recipe.

No restrictions, I'll ship anywhere.