If you were ever categorized as “basic” by the Internet, perhaps you are lamenting the loss of pumpkin in your diet this fall as you construct a less PSL-dependent existence. Whatever, HATERS GONNA HATE. The lack-o’-jack-o’-lantern food is a shame given the pulpy nutrients inside: one cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin has 245% of your daily vitamin A and 16% of your daily potassium (not that you were getting that in your latte).

Don’t give up on that pumpkin. Here is a hypothetical menu to eat pumpkin all day in the most un-basic way (except for dessert, because pumpkin was made for pie).


Breakfast: Pumpkin and Feta Muffins from 101 Cookbooks


Lunch: Chili Pumpkin Cranberry Risotto from Post Punk Kitchen


Cocktail Hour: Sparkling Pumpkin Cider Beertail from Brit+Co



Dinner/First Course: Black Bean Pumpkin Soup from Smitten Kitchen 


Dinner/Second Course: Pumpkin Kibbeh from One Arab Vegan


Dessert: Ginger Pumpkin Pie from the kitchn

Happy pumpkin picking! 


Images from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, 101 Cookbooks, Post Punk Kitchen, Brit+Co, Smitten Kitchen, One Arab Vegan, the kitchn

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