With the amount of baking, smoothie bowl and dessert recipes that happen around here, you’d swear I never made anything savoury, or ever had dinner. You probably assume our house is filled with baked goods, heaps of raw treats and superfood ingredients for smoothies.
While the latter is definitely true, the former comes and goes. Because as much as I love smoothie bowls, baking treats and experimenting with new flours and raw ingredients, dinner is probably my favourite meal of the day. And at this time of year, pumpkin and squash are my favourite dinner ingredients. And lately, I’ve been coating huge chunks of pumpkin in all sorts of different spices and trying out lots of fun flavours.
That’s because I’ve been celebrating the best of fall with Simply Organic spices and savouring all the best moments with their lovely ingredients. And more than that. I’ve paired with Go Dairy Free to launch a recipe contest and help you get your own Simply Organic spice set so you can celebrate fall and make the most of all the pumpkin and squash!
Because there’s something about playing around with different spices and savoury flavours, discovering and trying new ingredients, and experimenting with different cooking methods that just gets me so excited every single day! Other than our few favourite dinners (like loaded sweet potato fries and roast veg with vegan cheese sauce), I rarely make the same dinner twice. There’s too much exploring and imagining and creating to happen!
Having the Simply Organic Spice range to play with over these last few weeks has been like sending a child into the toy store and letting them look at the Lego section. It’s filled with so many possibilities, and to be honest, it’s almost harder to create a recipe when I have this much choice than when I am limited and just handed one or two ingredients to work with.
But with pumpkin in hand, I narrowed it down to my favourite Simply Organic spice selections and made pumpkin two ways, creating two delicious condiments to accompany it. It’s something you could eat as a meal, if you really love pumpkin and just want to eat the whole thing (like me!); something you could serve as a side, or something that would make a fun appetizer or hors d’oeuvres to share with friends at your next gathering or fall celebration.
And if you want to be able to make this dish yourself or just so you can eat all the pumpkin and squash and celebrate fall, Simply Organic and Go Dairy Free have teamed up with 10 talented food bloggers and authors for a Bake-off! The bloggers have created sweet and savory recipes that are filled with flavor, but fit for dairy-free and other special diet needs, and now we need you to help choose your favourite recipe for the Reader’s Choice award!
To view the recipes and choose your favourite, visit the Simply Organic Bake Off, and vote for whichever one you like best. By voting, you’ll also be entered to win a large holiday spice gift set from Simply Organic (over $160 value)! On November 2, Go Dairy Free will choose two Voter Giveaway winners, as well as announcing the contest Grand Prize winner, Runner Up and your Reader’s Choice. I also have a quick round-up of the recipe entries for you to view here:
- Mini Rosemary Socca Rounds (Tasting Page)
- Savory Bird Seed Snack Bars (Flo and Grace)
- Gluten Free Cinnamon Coffee Cake (What the Fork Food Blog)
- Gluten Free Vegan Chai Spiced Pear Crisp (Sarah Bakes Gluten Free
- Chai Spice Zucchini Bread (Making it Milk Free)
- Where There’s Smoke (Bittersweet Blog)
- Plot Twist (Bittersweet Blog)
- Hasselback Baked Apples (Wicked Spatula)
- Paleo Pot Pie (Wicked Spatula)
- Vegan Pumpkin Scones (Fit Mitten Kitchen)
- Paleo Almond Spiced Butter Cookies (Fit Mitten Kitchen)
- Chai Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake (Veggie Inspired Journey)
- Dairy Free Gluten Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Donuts (Flippin Delicious)
And now, to kick off the voting, and to celebrate fall the very best way, let’s have some pumpkin!
This post is sponsored by Go Dairy Free as part of the Simply Organic #OrganicMoments campaign. The recipe and photography are my own, except where noted. Thank you so much for your support!