Happy Thanksgiving dear spoonies! I couldn’t let this day of friends and feasting pass by without wishing you a very happy one!
I’ve been nose to nose with some challenges this fall, and I say the following to myself as much as to you. Let’s start this holiday season by being as nice to ourselves as we would a good friend, or a cute kid in the grocery store. Let’s smile at ourselves. Laugh! Treat ourselves!
And speaking of, treats, here’s how I kicked off this morning of Thanksgiving cooking—with a tasty pumpkin spice steamer. I don’t regret to inform you that these steamers are light years away from those syrup-y $5 drinks from that one place we all love to go to. They’re rich, lightly sweetened, and scented with spices and pumpkin. Think a lighter, less sweet version of pumpkin pie. Something to sip on during all the cozy days of cooking to come.
I hope that you have an increasing amount of things to be grateful for this year! Happy Thanksgiving!
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup canned light coconut milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, maple syrup, stevia, or other sweetener to taste*
- Combine all ingredients in a blender, and mix until well combined and frothy. Transfer to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until hot. Serve immediately, garnished with a dusting of cinnamon.
- *I used about 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Jayme Marie Henderson says
Happy Thanksgiving!! Such good advice to be kind to ourselves and others – as well as smiling more, laughing more, and treating ourselves more. I am taking that to heart. And this recipe sounds perfect. You’d be very proud of me for incorporating more vegan options into my diet! 🙂 I am contemplating going completely vegan for at least a month, starting in January. I’ll definitely reference some of your posts. I hope you had a wonderful celebration! Cheers to family, friends, and the time we have to share with them! I am down in Florida right now, soaking up some much needed sunshine and family time. …It’s difficult to want to go back home to Denver!
Hi Jayme! Sounds like you had a great time in Florida! I’m jealous of the sunshine, although it ‘s been sunny in Denver the past few days (before more snow!). An admirable goal to vegan for a month, if your body is telling you it needs it:). Luckily, vegan food doesn’t equal boring rabbit food anymore! I’m flattered that you would think of my blog for ideas:). Have a great trip home!
Jayme Marie Henderson says
My body is screaming for it, actually! It is great that we have resources so close at hand, so changes can be made more easily. And the time spent with my mom here is immeasureable in its worth.