Last year I deemed October the month of Pumpkin All the Things! I made a bunch of different recipes, sweet and savory, and indulged in all the pumpkin goodness all month long. It was glorious! The problem was, I think I wore myself out on pumpkin. It’s now the end of October, and beyond adding a little pumpkin pie spice to a few protein shakes I have had zero pumpkiny foods this fall. Seriously, none! It’s not that a little pumpkin bread or a pumpkin spice latte doesn’t sound appetizing. It’s just that it doesn’t appeal to me enough to go through the effort of making it. Which, let’s be honest, is probably a good thing.
I’m not counting on that lasting too long though. I’m sure I’ll be craving all things pumpkin here sooner or later. And you can bet your ass I’ll be making my favorite paleo and AIP friendly pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! It’s suuuuuper good. Dang, now I want pumpkin pie. Maybe I’ll have to go make one of these pumpkin recipes after all to tide me over. It is Halloween after all.
So in honor of Halloween (and the fact that it’s finally cooling off here in Central Texas), here is a pumpkin recipe roundup with all my favorite real food (gluten free, grain free, dairy free) pumpkin recipes….
So I’m sitting around the house last Sunday, watching movies and having a little pity party because my husband left that morning for a training exercise, and I wanted nothing more than to eat my feelings in the form of chocolate chip cookies. Hey, I may eat healthy food, but that doesn’t mean I always have the healthiest mind set around food… I’m working on that part 😉
Seriously guys, this pie crust is pretty great. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but it’s the real freaking deal. Except that it’s not. Because it has no gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, nuts, or weird gums or additives. I’ve made this countless times now (more than I’d care to admit) in order to get the recipe just right and it has never failed me. And that would be saying a lot for a regular ol’ wheat filled pie crust. But this one is Autoimmune Protocol friendly!