Pumpkin Pork Stew with real pumpkin puree, herbs, and spices is a delicious and tender autumn dish.
This post was originally published in October 2015. I have taken and uploaded new photos while the recipe and text remain unchanged. Also, this time instead of sweet potato hash I made potato & celery root mash.
Did you know guys yesterday was National Pumpkin Day?
What are you saying? Did you know that? And didn’t tell me? Well, that was very mean of you.
Indeed, if last year I tried to follow at least some days in the food month calendars, this year I’ve been out of this game.
I’m totally okay to miss most of those holidays (some of them sound just ridiculous to me). But there’re some days I’d love to contribute to as a food blogger. National Pumpkin Day was one of them. I mean, it’s almost like to miss a Lavender Day #Ben’sNightmare.
By the way, do we have a Lavender Day? If not, should we establish it?
Perhaps, I should use this post as a reminder for some future food days I’ve got to participate.
- National Oatmeal Day, on October, 29
- National Deviled Egg Day, on November, 2
- National Chicken Day, on November, 14
- National Cookie Day, on December, 4
- National Donut Day, on November, 5
- National Ice Cream Day, on December, 13
- National Maple Syrup Day, on December, 17
Well, at least, I’ve already got the recipes and photographs for all this day. Now it’s important not to post them too early, haha.
As you see, there’s no a single lavender day. But at least I have a legal right to make (and probably eat) some donuts. That’s not going to compensate me for this lack of lavender, but anyways.
In the meanwhile, I’ve brought this Pumpkin Pork Stew to you, folks. I hope this helps to excuse me for having missed National Pumpkin Day.
I already mentioned in this Apple Sage Pork Stew that I made the pork two ways two days in a row. Don’t judge us, please. Pork cooked in a delicious pumpkin sauce with garlic, sage, smoked paprika, maple syrup, and a blend of spices is so soft and delicate. It has a subtle sweet aftertaste. I cannot say that it has a distinctive pumpkin taste so this stew won’t scare the folks who are not fond of pumpkins.
I wasn’t thinking too long what kind of the side I would make to pair with this pork because sweet potatoes and pumpkins are meant to be together! And even though both sweet potatoes and pumpkin are sweet (surprise!), there’s no reason to worry about. As I said, the flavors are balanced out with spices.
So, if you’re looking for a comfort fall meal, this Pumpkin Pork Stew, perhaps, is a great option!
What about you, folks? Do you have some food days you’re waiting for? Would you take part in a Lavender Food Day if existed?