In honor of Monday's Fall Equinox, also known as Mabon, I ate a crap load of pumpkin. I began the day with this yummy Pumpkin Sausage from Have Cake, Will Travel:
I first saw the sausage on Celine's blog a few weeks ago and made a mental note that I MUST try it soon. All I can say, is, um, WOW! I hear it's a little like the famous Seitan O' Greatness recipe that floating around the vegan blogsphere. But I've never made that, so I don't know. To me, it tasted (and felt like) a cross between Julie Hasson's sausages and a Tofurkey. In fact, I may even make this in place a Tofurkey this year for Thanksgiving ... maybe.
For breakfast, I sliced the sausage log, pan-fried it, and served it with doused in maple syrup alongside some of my Cinnamon Pecan Waffles (the recipe is going in my cookbook):
For dinner last night, I chopped up some more sausage to make the Punk-Kin Pasta from La Dolce Vegan:
This is definitely my very favorite recipe from Sarah Kramer's third book. I only allow myself to make it in the fall and winter though ... pumpkin season and never a day earlier. Basically, it's canned pumpkin, pumpkin sausage (but you can use Gimme Lean or even veggie burger), whole wheat rotini, garlic (which I used in place of onions because I was out of onions), veggie broth, salt, and pepper. Super simple, super tasty. Oh, and I topped it with shredded Teese before eating it.
Now if only I could get as excited about packing as I am about pumpkin...