Team Summer or Team Fall?
8 Wed, 2010 § 2 Comments
I am all about sunshine & bright blue skies. Because I freeze E.A.S.I.L.Y, 80-90 degree days suit me just fine for the most part. Flip flops, tank tops, sun-kissed hair & golden skin. Who doesn’t love Summer?
Suddenly, a longing is creeping over me; I find myself craving winter squash, home-made bread & long walks in the cool air, haloed by red & golden leaves. Cozy sweaters, pretty scarves & fun hats. I cannot help but love Fall…
…until I step out the door for Eisley’s morning walk & a freezing chill attacks my body; then I long for Summer to stay just a little longer.
Honestly, I truly love these transitional moments in Mother Earth’s cycle. Many of her bounty is at its peak now, but an approaching quietness can also be sensed. My own body & mind still feel the go-go-go of Summer but have begun a battle of “laziness” as well. Even my appetite is torn between Autumn heartiness & the light fair of Summer.
Eisley loves both banana & pumpkin. I love both banana & pumpkin. Why can we not love them together?
Pumpkin is actually really good for dog’s digestion.
It is not half bad for people either 😉 Rich in antioxidants & beta-carotene, pumpkin is an extremely nutrient-dense food. It is low in fat & calories; high in potassium & contains amounts of niacin, vitamin E, calcium & iron worthy of mentioning. Don’t forget the seeds! Also known as pepitas, they are high in essential amino acids & zinc, as well as iron, protein & fiber. Not bad at all so eat up!
I loved my banana-pumpkin combo in a slightly different way than Eisley ;).
With a fork, mash together about [I do not often measure]:
2 T Rice or Almond Milk
half a Banana
1 T Pumpkin puree
½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg, ¼ tsp ginger
a dash of maple would also be good
You want it to be thick so it holds together for the most part.
- Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Add mixture to the pan & flatten slightly.
- Cook until slightly browned ~3-5 minutes
- Flip & brown other side. [Do not stress if it falls apart; just “scramble” & enjoy]
- Plop onto your favorite toasted bread
[mine: WF’s in-house Seeduction loaf, lightly broiled]
My Banana-kin Scramble Sandwich stayed safe & warm in its tinfoil home during the bike commute to work,
where it was gobbled up between clients. Mmm.
Whose team are you on? Team Fall or Team Summer?