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Halloween Goul-aaaawwwsh

I never cared for Halloween until I became a mom. When I was in kindergarten, my mom wasn’t familiar with the tradition of Halloween, and I showed up at school with no costume. After that, every October 31st, I pretended to be sick so I wouldn’t have to go to school. At night, instead of trick or treating with the other kids, I would choose to stay home and hand out candy.


As a mom, things changed. I adore watching kids delight in dressing up and adults act like kids. I put together this Halloween stew as a fun way to incorporate pumpkin and some muun chi kvass and CoCoFir. I’ll have it sitting on the stove when the little goblins come to visit.


  • 2 T avocado oil warm


Add

  • 1 chopped small red onion

  • 1 large red bell pepper, nicely diced

  • 2 medium carrots - I like them chopped in slices

  • 2 ribs of celery diced

  • ½ teaspoon salt


Simmer the above for about 7-8 minutes til fragrant

Add


  • 5 cloves garlic minced fine

  • 2 tablespoons chili or 2 fresh chili peppers chopped fine

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika*

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


Bring to a simmer for about 3 minutes. Add the following and simmer for 30 min.


  • 1 large can (28 ounces) of chopped tomatoes with their juice

  • 30 oz of cooked black beans (I like to buy raw and pressure cook them to break down the lectins)

  • 1 1/2 c chopped roasted pumpkin

  • 2 cups veggie broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnishing

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons classical kvass


Remove the bay leaf, serve warm garnished with chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, chopped onions, or pumpkin seeds. This year I served it with some gluten free orzo. Feel free to use rice or zoodles too and don’t forget that dollop of muun chi CoCoFir!!!!


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