The Observer

The Student Newspaper of Case Western Reserve University
  • Home
  • News
  • Sports
  • Fun Page
  • Opinion
  • Focus
  • About Us
  • Options
    • Login
    • Register
    • Letter to the Editor
    • Advertise
    • Syndication
    • Podcasts
    • Classifieds
    • Archives
    • Search

The Secret Ingredient: The many flavors of pumpkin

Kristen Gibbs

Issue date: 10/17/08 Section: Focus
  • Print
  • Email
  • Page 1 of 2 next >
Fresh pumpkins usually start to appear in October and can be found fairly easily throughout the winter months. Pumpkins are great to have on hand since they can be stored at room temperature for up to a month, or stored in the refrigerator for up to three months. However, with all of the delicious uses for fresh pumpkin, they may not be in the pantry for very long. Although there are many wonderful recipes that call for fresh pumpkin, canned pumpkin is frequently used in cooking and has a delicious real pumpkin flavor. Canned pumpkin can be found in the baking isle of the grocery store year-round.
Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin E and a good source of potassium, riboflavin, and vitamin C. In addition, pumpkin is naturally fat-free and high in fiber. Combining the nutritional value of pumpkin seeds, or canned pumpkin in a hearty soup, a trail mix, or a delicious fruit dip is a delicious way to add vitamins, minerals, and fiber to your diet.

Spicy Chicken and Pumpkin Stew from Cooking Light

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
4 cups sliced onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper
2 teaspoons curry powder
4 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups cubed, peeled fresh pumpkin or other winter squash (such as acorn)
1 cup water
1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
5 cups hot cooked long-grain rice

Preparation:
Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add half of the chicken, and sauté for 8 minutes or until browned. Remove the chicken from pan. Repeat procedure with 1 teaspoon oil and remaining chicken; set aside.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (onion through garlic); sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, water, and coconut milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until pumpkin is tender. Return chicken to pan; cook 10 minutes or until heated. Stir in cilantro; serve over rice.
Continued...
Page 1 of 2 next >

Article Tools

Be the first to comment on this story

In This Issue

News

  • Demolition or renovation of Morley building may cost university
  • Have you heard about: Case Dagorhir?
  • Nancy Pelosi visits campus to learn about Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation
  • RAD course offers students basic self-defense training
  • Relay for Life hosts kickoff event
  • RTA's Euclid Corridor Project nears completion
  • Student loans: federal vs. private
  • USG � BRIEF

Sports

  • Cross Country: Men join women on top at All-Ohios
  • LBJ would be great TE
  • Men's Soccer: Spartans don't give or get goal in Brandeis tie
  • Solid 28-7 win keeps Spartans undefeated
  • Spartan Notebook
  • Spartan Spotlight: Jeff Brown
  • Volleyball drops two in weekend tri-match
  • Women's Soccer: Nothing appealing about loss to Judges

Fun Page

  • Crossword Answers
  • Crossword Answers
  • Jumble Answers
  • Jumble Answers
  • Sudoku #1 Answers
  • Sudoku Answers #2

Opinion

  • Country visit results in different view of British
  • Editorial: Sculpture collection needs better presentation
  • Either candidate has chance to win in November election
  • Plug-in hybrids not safest choice for drivers

Focus

  • After years under the radar, Brett Dennen releases new album to rave reviews
  • GLTF shines with other half of fall repertory
  • Just in Case: Worried about partying pals
  • Oliver Stone's W. falls short of expectations
  • Sex and Dating: Avoiding awkward hookups
  • The Buzz
  • The Secret Ingredient: The many flavors of pumpkin
  • Worst Case Scenario: Stifling the big-word urge
  • Zombie Survival Guide author charismatically entertains Case Western Reserve students
National College Advertising and Marketing | Privacy Policy (8/15/07) | Terms of Use (4/28/08)
Content Submission Agreement (8/23/07) | Copyright Compliance Policy (8/25/07) | RSS Terms of Use

Advertisement

Poll

Advertisement