Blurgh… It’s freaking cold outside! We even had snow today!!! Autumn has really started now, time for warm and comfy foods!! I started autumn with my Pear and chai oatmeal and I’m gonna continue with this recipe. I mean, what screams autumn more the pumpkin? I found this recipe on one of those websites that offer meal boxes. Now I’m not a big fan of those boxes (because they are quite expensive) but sometimes I really like the recipes they offer.

Of course, I’m lazy and I’m not gonna cut a pumpkin myself. I just got a box of frozen pumpkin, I feel it works just as well. Although cinnamon didn’t feel right at first it did add a lot of flavour to this meal.

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  • 1 packet of pumpkin (450 gr.)
  • red onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • lentils (I used canned ones)
  • can of tomatoes
  • parmesan (I used a vegan kind)
  • pasta
  • pepper/salt/cinnamon

Start by cutting the onions and garlic. Heat some oil in a deep pan and start frying the onion and garlic until glazed. Add the pumpkin (mine was still a bit frozen) until the pumpkin starts to get a little soft. Add the pepper, salt and cinnamon and the can of tomatoes. Turn down the heat and let it simmer.

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Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. While the sauce and pasta are cooking drain the can of lentils. Add the lentils to the pasta sauce when the pumpkin is nearly done.

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Mix pasta and sauce together and serve with some parmesan and some fresh basil. It tasted really good, I almost look forward to rainy and cold days (almost….)

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