Third Annual Pumpkin Week in Spring Day Three: Pumpkin balls

22 May


I must interrupt this regularly scheduled pumpkin post to pimp my acting. I had the joy of acting in this lil’ ditty:

Beware the Gluten Monster!

Now onto this recipe. Which is NOT free of The Dreaded Gluten.

Pumpkin balls?
Hell to the friggin’ yes.
This is Thanksgiving in a ball.

Pumpkin Balls adapted from the allrecipes app
Olive oil spray
1/4 c. Onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. dried sage
1 1/2 pieces wheat bread, toasted and crumbled
6 Tbsp. pumpkin purée
2 Tbsp. beaten egg
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oven to 375 F. Spray a pot with olive oil and sauté the onion until soft and clear, then add garlic and sage and sauté a bit longer. Transfer to a bowl and stir in everything else. Shape into balls. Put them on a greased or Pam-ed baking sheet and bake until firm, around 15 minutes.

5 Responses to “Third Annual Pumpkin Week in Spring Day Three: Pumpkin balls”

  1. Nadiya @ Milk and Honey on the Run May 22, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    “Gluten is such an Asshole!” – Haha!

    It’s funny because I’ve been asked “what diet am I on or like what do I eat” sometimes. I just stare at those people until they back off… Kind of annoying that people are labelled by what they eat.

    I think the whole gluten thing is blown way out of proportion. Sure, there’re some people that are allergic to it but there’re people allergic to nuts yet they’re still considered a health food!

    Lol! More people should see your video 😛

    • Ellen May 22, 2013 at 11:16 am #

      Yeah, they should! Thank you so much for watching it-feel free to put it on your blog if you think it is relevant. My super-talented friend Iselle (the one character who just “eats sensibly”)wrote and directed it and we are trying to get some attention for it, and for her work… I like your tactic if just staring off people who want to judge your eating style, haha. I think maybe I will try it! Sent from my iPhone

      • Nadiya @ Milk and Honey on the Run May 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

        I will definitely share your video on my blog 😉

        I’ve thought of another tactic 😛 If someone asks me what I eat I’ll start talking about what I feed my lab bacteria.

        Yes… I like some LB media. Hmmm yeast extract, peptone, salt and a nice side of antibiotics. Yum!

      • Ellen May 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

        Ooooh, yeah! Nothing like a good peptone;)

        Sent from my iPhone


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