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Raw Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Pumpkins are huge.  Big cheap food.  Loaded with good stuff.

Beta carotenes, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, folic acid.  All that blood building, cancer fighting goodness.

I bought a ginormous pumpkin to play with for $5.  Raw pumpkin pie, pumpkin smoothie, and this amazing pumpkin chili.  I had no idea that you could make chili with pumpkin.  But it’s 40 degrees outside today and this pumpkin chili is warming me up from the inside.

5 cups pumpkin

2tsp cumin

1 tsp oregano

2 Tbl Chili Powder

1 tsp onion powder

2 cloves garlic

1/2 onion

1 thai chili

1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes

2 stalks celery

Blend it in the blender till it’s nice and warm, adding water as necessary to get the right consistency.  When it’s smooth and warm, add fresh corn for texture and cooling effect.  It’s pretty spicy!