Baked Pumpkin Fusilli


If you haven’t noticed, Halloween is my favorite. I had to get one pumpkin recipe in for VeganMoFo, but of course, I waited for the last minute and didn’t have any ideas that wouldn’t take all day. I turned to my trusted cookbook collection and found the Baked Pumpkin Ziti recipe in Veganomicon. Of course I didn’t actually follow the recipe, but it’s nearly the same. It was a hearty dish for lunch on Halloween, with a bit of spiciness. I didn’t have a chance to make the seasoned breadcrumbs for the top, and instead substituted some seasoned flax meal. This is perhaps where my version was seriously lacking. I enjoyed the dish but it wasn’t terribly exciting. I find that often pumpkin can turn a generally tasty meal into something rather bland. Next time maybe I’ll add in some tomato or just more spices.

And that brings us to the end of VeganMoFo 2009. It’s been a blast and I’m a bit sad it’s going to be over. I’m also a little relieved. This month has definitely been a strain on my psyche, trying to blog every day while  filling every other free moment with projects and fun to celebrate fall and Halloween. I loved it, but I won’t pretend there weren’t times when the lack of sleep really did get to me. I’m so glad I found so many other really amazing blogs out there to read though and some great inspiration.

death by guillotine and the elephant man

Now I’m off to prepare for more Halloween festivities. I still haven’t finished my costume. And I’m already running late! Yikes. Hope everyone has a frightful and delicious holiday!

7 Responses to “Baked Pumpkin Fusilli”
  1. canadienne says:

    You guys look SO AWESOME!!! And the pumpkin fusilli look delicious… mmm… too bad Tyler isn’t a big pumpkin eating fan, otherwise I’d be all over that.

  2. Foodeater says:

    Off with your head!

  3. Nora says:

    i wouldn’t give up on the pumpkin baked ziti till you try it as written! i’ve just heard SO much praise of it, i feel like it must be worth it!

    • miss alix says:

      i’m definitely going to give it another go around and actually follow all the instructions. it was still good though.

  4. Vegyogini says:

    I hope your had the best Halloween ever last night! Your costumes look amazing (as usual). 🙂

    I haven’t made the Pumpkin Baked Ziti yet, but it’s been on my list of Veganomicon recipes to try since I got the book.

  5. Oooh wow, that baked pumpkin fusilli looks delicious! I just made a baked pumpkin ziti, it was my first time cooking something like that and I loved it. Pumpkin is amazing, isn’t it? It is beautiful paired with sweet AND savory.

  6. Sunny says:

    I love all of your Halloween photos! 😀

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