All the Pumpkin Things

Well, it’s fall. Officially.

Here on the West Coast, the first official day of fall was gorgeous; warm and sunny. I went to the beach and there were people swimming in the ocean. Those people are much braver than I am.

Today, however, it’s a different story. It’s as if fall suddenly got the memo, and overnight, it’s cooler and raining.

I’m grateful for the rain because it’ll help with the fires, but I’m also worried.

Part of what has maintained my sanity over these last few months of the pandemic has been getting out for a daily walk. It’s been helping a lot with my mental health, and now that the rain is here, I fear it’s going to be too easy to slip back into old ways of huddling on the couch under a blanket for days on end.

a stack of three pumpkin spiced donuts on a plate

You know what else has been helpful to my mental health? The kitchen. Cooking and baking are therapeutic.

To celebrate fall and the arrival of decorative gourd season, I’m recycling an oldie but a goodie today.

I love this recipe. It’s all things good in one delicious package. You just need a donut pan to make them, but why wouldn’t you want to own a donut pan?? Because then you can make donuts whenever you want!

Here’s a few of my current favourite pumpkin baking recipes. I’ll be making Curried Coconut Vegetable Soup pretty soon for sure.

Okay, but the donuts! Let’s get to them!

Click here for the recipe for Pumpkin Spiced Donuts (they’re vegan, too!)

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