Monday, September 21, 2015

Pumpkin Spice My Life



Not since I changed her diet, thank you very much.



Boyfriend gardens. He's very impressive.



Those gross candy pumpkins are the most delicious and disgusting things on earth. 



Yep, I was obsessed with pumpkin all weekend.


I did, and it's freaking delicious.

But then I crossed a line.  I made a stir fry of eggplant, broccoli, soy black beans, and tempeh for my work lunch. 


So, I dumped more pumpkin sauce on it. And it then looked incredibly unappetizing. 


Sigh. I took it too far, you guys. Too far. 

Is there a food/flavor you pushed too hard? 

8 comments:

  1. If pumpkin spiced things were that good, they'd be offered year-round. This seasonal nonsense is a marketing ploy to push overpowering flavor on a society whose palate already lacks appreciation for subtlety. It's the McRib of spices.
    That's right! Shots fired, Pumpkin Spice!

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  2. There's nothing wrong with making something that turns out unappetizing.

    I mean, it could have turned out to be fantastic.

    I spit an awful lot of things into the garbage while thinking, "Well, that one could have gone either way."

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  3. Most of the time "pumpkin spice" flavored foods and drinks don't have a single shred of pumpkin. It's just cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. No pumpkin at all. The whole thing is a lie. You're welcome.

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  4. Haha! I know how you feel. Pumpkins in Greece are so underappreciated, i do not know why...I make a lot of things with pumpkins and gourds these days and when i tell in advance the ingredients people are like"meh, no thank you". But when i don't they end up liking my weird concoctions. But, one has to restrain oneself. It can be too much pumpkin!

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  5. Ever eat the flesh of a pumpkin straight from the source?? Tastes nothing like a pumpkin spice latte. I'm gonna go ahead and call bullshit on most pumpkin flavors. But I might be pmsing too. So there's that.

    Hugs!

    Valerie
    http://www.flyingplatypi.com

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  6. I never push anything too far, but sometimes Willy Dunne Wooters does. tee hee

    I freaking LOVE those candy pumpkins. That's why I haven't purchased any since 2011.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. Nah, I'm in the less-is-more school. However I've known many more-is-more cooks. Like my friend whose herb omelette was literally, entirely GREEN. Like, Green Eggs and Ham green. I'd rather have some pumpkin pie.

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  8. Love pumpkin season! I admit it's gotten a little out of hand, as much as I love pumpkin, but I'm not gonna complain, because I don't want my pumpkin eating options limited.

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