So... I'm kind of obsessed with all things pumpkin. And paleo (like you couldn't tell, right?). But pumpkin is pretty amazing after all! So confession time: the first time I had pumpkin pie or pumpkin anything was in the Netherlands. And it was homemade.
Let's just take a minute to process that while checking out some pumpkin pudding:
Well, here's the thing. I was born in Russia, but even after my family moved to the US, the one area where I can wholeheartedly admit that assimilation was completely lost on us was in the kitchen.
Even though we even started celebrating Thanksgiving (like com'on family + fooooood makes it a pretty great holiday), the meals we ate were Russian. Swap pumpkin pie for Napoleon [cake], plus a million Russian sides and a ridiculously large turkey, and that was Thanksgiving. I loved it! But pumpkin pie was no where to be seen.
Once moving to the Netherlands, I discovered some sort of nostalgia for all of the countries I had lived in. After getting more comfortable in the kitchen, that nostalgia manifested in my cooking, and I finally decided: I'm going to try pumpkin.
Whoa! A-maaazing! Seriously, I no longer think that that 'American' obsession with all things pumpkin is a little quirky. Folks. I totally get it.
This year, I have been recreating pumpkin anything and everything. However, as you may have gathered from my recipes, I'm really of into healthy eating.
So while trying to recreate those delicious flavours in pumpkin pie, I came up with an absolutely easy and delicious pumpkin chia seed pudding. It's not only full of those amazing pumpkin flavours, but it's healthy and ridiculously easy:
Healthy Dessert Recipes:
Pumpkin chia seed pudding