• Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!

    Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!

    Serves 2

    Did you know that a fully ripened snake gourd vegetable transforms into a wonderful tomato replacement? The pulp surrounding the seeds are a bright red color and have a sweet flavor. The orange creamy pulp that is on the skin has a very nice mild pumpkin flavor and has the texture of very creamy mashed potatoes. These two pulps blended together create a smooth sauce and when adding yogurt whey (the sour flavor) it creates a perfect tomato sauce! So delicious!

    Here is the wonderful dish I put together together today. Mostly all ingredients came from the garden!

  • Fried Taro Root Chips

    Fried Taro Root Chips

    Serves 3

    If you live in the tropics, taro root is a great vegetable to grow on a self sufficient farm. It gives a lot of food and there are so many different ways of preparing dishes with it. Try these fried taro chips. They're crunchy and delicious!

  • Magical Pink Tulsi Infused Lemonade

    Magical Pink Tulsi Infused Lemonade

    Serves 4

    It is spring time and the Tulasi Manjaris are blooming by the hundreds. We have lots of her to offer to Kṛṣṇa. What to do with all the mahaprasad manjaris after offering them to Kṛṣṇa? Here is a lovely and magical drink that is sure to increase your devotion for Tulasi! Tulasi Maharani ki jaya!

    "Lord Hari has personally declared that even after committing thousands of sinful activities in the early part of his life, if one eats tulasi leaves, he will be freed from the reactions to all his sins."

    Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa 9.218

Sweet Spice Pumpkin Bites

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  • Serves: 4
  • Author: Bhaktin Christina
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Sweet Spice Pumpkin Bites


This delicious sweet makes a wonderful dessert or side dish! It’s like fresh pumpkin pie, in bite size!


    •    1 medium pumpkin (any pumpkin of your choice)
    •    2 cups jaggery or brown sugar
    •    1 medium orange or tangerine
    •    2-3 cinnamon sticks
    •    4 cups water
    •    1 tbsp ghee


  1. First begin by slicing the orange or tangerine into thin half moon shapes. Then place the sliced oranges, jaggery, cinnamon sticks and water into a large heavy bottomed pot. Begin cooking on medium high heat.

  2. While the jaggery is melting in the pot, begin seeding the pumpkin and then chopping into bite sized pieces. Make sure to keep the hard skin on the pumpkin pieces. The hard skin prevents the pumpkin from turning into pumpkin mash after cooking.

  3. When the jaggery is fully melted and the sugar water has come to a boil, it is time to add the pumpkin pieces into the pot. Place each piece if pumpkin into the pot face down. It is alright if in the end there are pumpkin pieces that are not fully submerged in the sugar water.

  4. Bring the sugar water back to a boil.

  5. When it begins to boil reduce the heat to low and place a lid on the pot. Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  6. Make sure to check and stir the pumpkin every 20 minutes or so.

  7. You will know when the pumpkin is done by using the knife test. If the knife goes through the pumpkin very easily it is done.

  8. Now we are going to thicken the spiced sugar water and make a syrup. Using a slotted spoon, take all the pumpkin chunks out of the pot into a separate bowl. Bring the heat to medium high and add the tablespoon of ghee and begin cooking the spiced sugar water until it reduces to half.

  9. When the syrup has reduced to half, turn the heat off and add all the cooked pumpkin pieces back into the pot. Let sit for an hour to soak up more of the sweet juices.

  10. Now you are ready to offer to Kṛṣṇa with love and devotion!

  • Snake Gourd Pasta Sauce - Tomato free!
  • Curds and Whey Soup with Pumpkin and Drumstick leaves
  • Fried Taro Root Chips
  • Easy Homemade Whey Powder
  • Magical Pink Tulsi Infused Lemonade
  • Easy Banana Bread Cupcakes
  • Prabhupada's Prasadam Cookies
  • Steamed Vegetables in a Coconut milk and Chickpea broth
  •  Buttery Lemon Spaghetti with Chickpeas
  • Moist Oatmeal Breakfast Cake served with Homemade Roselle (Jamaica) Jam
  • Orange Sweet Cinnamon Rolls
  • Green Bean and Paneer Stir-fry with a Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Fluffy Baked Powdered Sugar Donuts
  • Gourmet Pizza with a Creamed Sweet Potato and Carrot Sauce
  • Sweet Spice Pumpkin Bites

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