DCW50’s Foster Meyerson decided to go bold this Fall season and Pumpkin Spice his entire life for a day!
In an attempt to get to the bottom of the Pumpkin Spice craze and push the very limits of the spice combo we dreamed up a series of recipes both bold and strangely compelling.
Special thanks to Nicklaus Leubecker for filming!
Pumpkin Spice Bread Loaf:
3 cups all-purpose flour
a generous pour of pumpkin spice
one packet instant yeast
one cup water
1-3 tsp. salt
mix and knead, rest till doubled in size, and bake at 400 for 20-30 min
Pumpkin Spice Beans on Toast:
2 eggs fried
one can of baked beans
two thick slices of Pumpkin spice bread
2 tbsp butter
Toast the bread in a pan over butter pumpkin spice and any salt and pepper you’d like to add, roast the beans in a small pot with some pumpkin spice, fry the eggs in a pan, and top with yet more pumpkin spice, then simply assemble and enjoy with a pumpkin spice latte or cold brew.
Pumpkin Spice Hummus and Crackers:
Cinnamon Pita Chips
salt and pepper (to taste)
combine seasoning and hummus, shake pumpkin spice into a bag of chips, and enjoy.
Pumpkin Spice Tuna Salad:
salt, pepper, msg, ajika, (whatever essentials you like)
combine your tuna ingredients in a bowl, toast your leftover pumpkin spice bread, mix the honey mustard, spread on the bread, and enjoy.
Pumpkin Spice Seitan:
yellow onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
A solid sprinkle of salt, pepper, msg, pumpkin spice, and optional Ajika spice
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup chickpea flour
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 and 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten
Fry the aromatics until fragrant, toss in your spices.
Dump into a food processor with the remaining ingredients save for the vital wheat gluten and blend thoroughly.
Pour into a mixing bowl and add the vital wheat gluten then mix and knead before putting into a steamer until cooked through. let sit for up to four hours for optimal texture.
Pumpkin spice shrimp:
brew your favorite herbal tea and add pumpkin spice to it, let sit until room temperature, then shell your shrimp and marinate in the tea for 20min up to 1 hour
Pumpkin Spice Fajita:
pumpkin spice seitan
pumpkin spice shrimp
Grill your fajita veggies in a cast-iron skillet then once softened add your proteins. once a large amount of moisture has been released from everybody toss it into a preheated oven set to broil to finish for 5-7 minutes.
once in the oven heat up a pan with butter and pumpkin spice and toast your tortilla in the mix. plate atop your toasted tortilla and enjoy.
Pumpkin Spice baked papaya:
slice papaya in half and remove seeds
mix pumpkin spice and brown sugar, dump in center of papaya, let melt and baste before baking at 450 for 40 minutes.
start this before your dinner as it takes the longest.