The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is orange and green. With all the pumpkin and fall leaf shots I took this fall, I had a few photos that fit the theme.
The thought of pumpkins just isn’t making me as happy as it did before I found out I was allergic to eggs and cane sugar. Have you ever tried making gluten-free, vegan pumpkin bread? I’ve tried three times in the past three weeks. I forgot to add the pumpkin the first time so that loaf didn’t turn out well, although looking back it was probably the best textured and flavored bread of the bunch! The second time I used the same recipe and remembered to add the pumpkin. It had no flavor and was heavy and mushy. For the last attempt, I used a recipe from a trusted author and recipe developer. That loaf turned out so heavy that I considered putting it on the garbage can lid to hold it down during Tuesday’s windstorm. Seriously. Pumpkin + vegan + gluten-free = at least two pounds of yuck.
I’m going to attempt a vegan pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving but my expectations are pretty low. This may be my first pumpkin-less Thanksgiving.
I think I’m ready to move onto cranberry-orange anyway.