This sweet dip recipe is a simple combination of two of my favourite things: pumpkin and peanut butter. You can use it in oatmeal, to spread on fruit, and to eat right off the spoon!
The Taste:
This dip reminds me of the feeling I get when I replace an old pair of jeans: it’s an upgrade. Instead of plain old peanut butter (which I love as well), the pumpkin adds more flavour and nutrition. The peanut butter taste wasn’t as prominent as regular peanut butter, but the dip took on a faintly beautiful orange colour and the sweet taste of pumpkin. The pumpkin also changed the consistency of the peanut butter to that of a thick apple sauce. It was a great change in flavour for my morning oatmeal. Not to mention, its festive! Give it a try.Recipe:  
The original recipe calls for canned pumpkin. I used:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (natural)
  • 1/2 small pumpkin (boiled in water and then put in a blender to make homemade pumpkin puree)
  • 2 Tbsps agave nectar
  • 2 Tbsps cinnamon

Its about balance . . . 
Just when we think your favourite foods can’t get any better (i.e. peanut butter), they can. Sometimes foods like pumpkin can be intimidating, so we just don’t bother trying these nutritious foods. But, by avoiding these vegetables we miss out on all of the nutrients they have to offer. I highly recommend going to the grocery store and purchasing a fruit or vegetable you have never cooked before. It will expand your taste buds and your cooking skills. Also, if you have the option of buying a food box (a box of local fruits and vegetables you receive without knowing what fruits and vegetables you are going to get) in your area, try it! Believe it or not, I can even get food boxes in Dubai!

Recipe Rating: 5/5 Kiwis