Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Time!

This is one of my favorite holidays. The story behind Easter, our Lord scarficing himself to take away our sins so that we can get into Heaven, simply the most moving touching powerful stories of all time. Love it!

At this time of the year I usually make periogies. I have for the past five or six years, but this year I didn't get the chance. I did find some in the back of my freezer, but since I haven't made them since last year, I think they are from then, I forgot all about them. Oops. So this year I made something a little different.

I've been on a pumpkin kick, again. I go through these a lot. I love pumpkin. So I made these pie like things today for dinner. My inspiration came from a dish my dad makes, we call them pastellos. They are dough stuffed with beef and spices, sofrito, capers, and olives. He then fries them and they are (were) really good. I use to bake some off for myself when I did still eat them, to be healthier. So I decided to make some with pumpkin. Almost like my pumpkin ragoies I made a while ago.


3/4 cup whole wheat white flour
pinch of salt
2-4 tablespoons water

1/2 cup pumpkin
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
pinch of salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and allspice and coriander

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a pan with parchment paper.

Mix the dough together and let it stand while to make the filling.

Mix the pumpkin and spices and nutritional yeast together.

Divide the dough into four sections,

roll them out on a floured surface. Place a quarter of the filling into the center of the dough, wet the edges, and

fold over the dough.

Using a fork, seal the edges and fork the center of each little pie.

Place on the sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until they are crispy.

Serve with what you like, I had some apple butter, hazelnuts, and kale.


I also wanted to share another take on my cinnamon nut butter adventures. I made some with, what other than...PUMPKIN. Haha. I know. I go over board when I'm in the mood for something. It was really good, like better than I expected.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Almond Butter

2 tablespoon almond butter
3 tablespoon pumpkin
1 tablespoon or so of cinnamon

Dip what ever you wish in it! I had apples and pretzels.

Happy Easter! He has Risen! (He has risen indeed.)


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