Happy 2 Days After Halloween! How did your pumpkin taste?

This Halloween I have restrained myself from going the extra mile and dressing up. No crazy costumes of years gone by with raggity beards or long tangled hair to make some last minute version of Ché Guevera appear at a hipster house party in East London. No, this time around I’ve focused more on the pumpkin and less on the inevitable drunken search for a way home at 4am.

That focus on the pumpkin has led me to some pretty interesting findings online. In fact, this week it has been reported that in the UK alone, 18,000 tons of the yummy orange stuff gets thrown away each year! So it got me to thinking that maybe instead of simply carving a pumpkin and wasting the pumpkin seeds and meat down the drain, maybe we could use them to


actually eat. What a novel concept! So, with that in mind, here are some recipes to use that wonderfully delicious pumpkin to create incredibly tasty, nutritious meals all year round:

And, if all else fails you can always feed your face with pumpkins and give your skin a glow that’ll keep you radiating all winter long. Enjoy!

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Kimchi spaghetti

It was only a matter of time really. The bag had been opened a week earlier and after eating enough kimchi to ensure sodium overload, I dumped the rest into the requisite plastic container and placed it at the back of the fridge. 

Over the following week, every opening of the fridge door let out a blast of flavourful, pungent odour that only kimchi can produce. A blast. I’m not talking waft, no no no…with kimchi it’s a direct blast to your nose; like when you first step off a plane in India and get hit with that unmistakeable blast of cow, only this is garlic. 


So after one week of creating the perfect storm in that fridge I thought why not? I’m in the mood for some spaghetti. And how else to rid the kitchen of the cloud of kimchi smoke that had started to penetrate everything around it. Now, at this point, let me tell you that I have seen 1 or 2 episodes of EpicMealTime and my brain has been filled with crazy images of bacon, beef, Jack Daniels, maple syrup, and ridiculous gluttony, so infusing thin strands of pasta with the power of kimchi seemed absolutely reasonable. But you can’t just have a kimchi sauce. You need to infuse the kimchi sauce with stuff.

Zucchini, mushrooms, red wine, some kind of weird looking thick, round bacony looking discs, nuts, more mushrooms, maple syrup, cane sugar, half an Oreo cookie, a shot of Vodka, tamarind sauce, a splash of soya sauce, tomatoes, and of course, half a Cadbury Creme Egg. What that created can only be described as the sweet stench of kimchocochoink!

Still, the final product was actually good! Surprised the heck out me and more importantly, that kimchi nuclear cloud that looked to take over the entire house everytime the fridge door opened, was now gone.

Raw food. Sounds gross, right? I thought so too BUT watch this!

Hi everyone! I’ve been told by my vegetarian parents forever that eating fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds are pretty much all I need to maintain strong bones, a healthy body and a great energetic life. Then, they told me that in addition, eating all of this raw was the best way to be healthy. Well, I was certainly not going to give up my meat and sauteed mushrooms anytime soon so I just took their advice and went along cooking my way.

Fast forward a few years and I am coming across all of this stuff again. This time, I am listening. And, my advice to you the blogging universe, is that you should take a look at this too 🙂

I hope you enjoy these! Stay happy, healthy and fit! Until next time…