Welcome to the first part of a two part series on Pumpkin. Russ and Helana are both nuts about pumpkin. After you hear the recipes in today’s episode, we think you will be also. But before we get to the meat of the show, Helana says her mea culpa for possibly harming those with delicate ears. If you haven’t heard the Strawberry episode yet then you missed it. Needless to say, drunken sailors have nothing on Helana. (And Russ forgot to cut it out also.)
Anyway, on to What’s Helana Excited About? This week it’s all pumpkin all the time. The first thing is a book called Pumpkin, a Super Food for All 12 Months of the Year. Be sure to check out the preview at the link to preview the book. The second item is also a book on pumpkin. It’s Harvest of Pumpkins and Squash. They’re both excellent books if you want to get into pumpkin for the fall.
Now, what you’ve been waiting for, the recipes.
- Pumpkin-Peanut Curry Noodles with Five-Spice Seared Scallops and Shrimp from Rachael Ray – Her first appearance here on the show, I believe. Can you make this one in 30 minutes?
- Rosemary’s Rosemary Pumpkin Soup – This is the recipe that both Russ and Helana made. You can see the results over at the Facebook page.
- Mesa Grill’s Pumpkin Soup from Bobby Flay – This looks like a killer recipe for pumpkin soup and of course it has a bit of spice. Also be sure to check out the video of Bobby Flay explaining how he makes this soup.