Normally I would have tried to publish the Samhain recipes before Samhain, but with my mother in the hospital, I am just glad that we got to cook for Samhain at all. So today I will share a recipe and another one next week :) The recipe for this mashpot that uses pumpkin as it's base instead of potatoes, I found on Voedzaam & Snel. I adapted it to a vegetarian version.
Pumpkin and Kale Mashpot (serves 2)
- 400 gr kale
- 1 kg Pumpkin
- 125 gr vegetarian / vegan bacon or ham bits
- 2 tbsp whipped cream or soy cream
- 1 tsp pepper
- pinch of nutmeg and salt
Wash, peel and cut the pumpkin into chunks. Add to a large pan and fill with water until just under. Add a pinch of salt. Place the kale on top. Bring to a boil with the lid already on. Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile bake the bacon or ham bits until crispy. Drain the pumpkin and kale. Add the cream, pepper and nutmeg. Mash everything until you get the consistency you see on the picture. Stir in the bacon or ham bits. Would also work with feta instead.