This all started a few days ago. We had a pumpkin at home and by accident I found an interesting recipe by Deliciously Ella. Carrot, Lentil & Raisin salad but one of the main ingredients was a pumpkin. Long story short but I decided to use a part of the original recipe to adapt it the way I thought would be delicious. When I tasted the pumkin while cooking for the original recipe I instantly fell in love with it. Amazing texture and not the booring taste of the pumpkin at all.
I assume that you have an idea that I am trying to get more healthy which means changing a part of my diet for 100% so this was my first attempt to introduce you with my great cooking skills.
You will need:
- a half of a big pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of pepper
- 1 tablesppon of rosemary
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
And this is how the magic happens
- Preheat the oven to 190C
- Peel and cut the pumpkin, take out the seeds
- Drizzle with some olive oil, salt and pepper
- Cook for 15 minutes, stir and cook for 15 more minutes
- Take out of the oven, add pumkin seeds
An easy recipe and will be great for all the pumpkin lovers but here come the interesting part…
I am far away from Jamie Oliver, even our local chef in the cafe next to my home where I have never been won’t want to have me in his kitchen, never!! But this time there was not even a tiny bit of the amazing texture or taste of the pumpkin. I don’t have even an idea where have I went wrong in this easy recipe but actually… oooooh, right, I was the person my next door chef won’t like to have in his kitchen.
This was a completely fail, F-A-I-L but you know? This made me even more motivated to cook something healthy, just cook more in general (even if my kitchen is happier to see me going than comming). One day I want to be able to go to the kitchen and come outside of it with a big plate of healthy and delicious meal for everyone and no matter how many fails I’ll have to deal with in the future in that one day queen Deliciously Ella won’t run away as fast as she could but just look at the meal, politely say “thank you” and slowly walk away, if you know what I mean…
Original recipe by amazing Deliciously Ella!
I have just recently found her recipes but they really are AMAZING!