Pumpkin - The Ultimate Oven-Cooked Autumn Madness

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Do you like pumpkin? If not, then you definitely never tried some exquisite speciality with pumpkin, which could change the mind of even the most prejudiced person and find its place in their kitchen.

The pumpkin can not only be consumed oven baked or boiled. You can cook it into incredible kinds of pie, cream, cake, pudding, soups and whatever comes to your mind. Americans have long appreciated the pumpkin's taste and healthy qualities, as it even became a part of their traditions.

Apart from its amazing taste, the pumpkin has a number of beneficial properties, which we'd better know.

This orange vegetable contains rich amounts of the vitamins C, B, A, D, E and even vitamin T, that helps for losing weight. Thanks to the rich vitamin cocktail, the pumpkin is a good preventive measure during the winter months, improves the skin and hair condition, soothes the nerve system and normalises the sleep. The pumpkin also contains potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron.

What's really great about pumpkin is that it is beneficial towards the cardiovascular system. It helps you if your organism withholds water, or you swell. It acts auspiciously on overweight people and those suffering from diabetes. It is a recommended part of the diet of people who suffer from gastric ulcer. The regular pumpkin consumption during the winter season promotes the immune system?

How To Oven Cook Pumpkin?

There are different ways you can prepare the vegetable. Whichever you choose, you will for sure take in the medicinal properties. When you cook it as a meal, prefer the stewed or the oven-baked options before the boiled ones, because when boiling, a part of the nutrients remain in the water.

You can drink pumpkin juice when having troubles sleeping. If you add squeezed lemon, honey and hot water, you got yourself a remedy for stress. The pumpkin juice helps when having trouble with the vision.

A great way to preserve the nutrients when boiling is to make a delicious soup on top of a clean oven burner. With many festive variations, especially popular in the United States, a pumpkin soup is buffed with vitamins and minerals in every form.

The water from the boiled pumpkin can also soothe the nerve system and help for a good sleep.

Which kinds of pumpkin we should choose?

There are several kinds of pumpkin on the market and all of them can taste absolutely delicious, if cooked right. When you choose a pumpkin, always make sure it is well-ripe, but not too old. The most pleasant sort to consume and cook is the white pumpkin with a thin pulpy crust.

Both the white one and the elongated kind of pumpkin can be stored for a few months in a cold and dark space, so that you will have them for longer over time.

Don't underestimate this unique natural blessing and take a maximum advantage of its taste and health qualities. Find your favourite pumpkin recipe, store it in your kitchen book and cook it as often as you can.

Oven-Baked Pumpkin With Honey, Cinnamon and Walnuts

Ingredients for 4 portions:

  • 800 gr ripe pumpkin
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 50 gr crushed walnuts
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven at 220 C. Clean the pumpkin from the seeds and the crust. You can store the seeds for later, and oven-roast them too – they are quite delicious and as healthy as the rest of the vegetable. Dice largely the "pumpkin meat".
  2. Make sure you use clean kitchen appliances, free from any food deposits and burnt-on leftovers. These can seriously affect the work efficiency of your cooker and ultimately burn off the vegetable. You need to impress the people you cook for, make them choke. As Bromley expert cleaning technicians advice, the whole scrubbing procedure should happen at least twice during the year.
  3. Place all of it in a baking dish and pour with water so that the liquid covers 1 cm from the bottom.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and the walnuts. Add the honey, too.
  5. Bake until the pumpkin is completely soft. Serve immediately.

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