When it comes to Cancer Proofing your diet, sometimes we forget that we already have what we need in our cupboards. Diets for cancer can be confusing and complicated. But you know me, I love keeping things simple! So, why not go grocery shopping in your own cupboards?

Stephanie (our in house Cancer Proof Nutritionist) challenged me with Canned Pumpkin for this Cancer Proof Kitchen Cook Off. I made Pumpkin Ice Cream (dairy free, vegan). Stephanie made Pumpkin Hummus. Here are the recipes…

Pumpkin Nice Cream

1 can Pumpkin

1 can Coconut Milk (full fat)

⅓ cup Maple Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla

Blend together in a blender. Place in a freezer friendly container. Place in the freezer and chill for 4 – 6 hours.

Pumpkin Hummus

2 cups chickpeas

1 cup pumpkin

1 clove garlic

1 tsp Italian Seasoning

1 tsp Tahini

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. You can top with Rosemary, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, or olive oil.

Some other Ways to Use Pumpkin:

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Smoothie

Chickpea Pumpkin Coconut Curry

Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers

Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie


Video Transcription

Dr. Heather Paulson  0:03 
Hey guys, Dr. Heather Paulson here and today is the quarantine kitchen challenge. I wish I had like some special song for that. But anyways, welcome to the cancer proof kitchen challenge. Stay at home quarantine edition. I am joined here by Stephanie want to say hi, Stephanie. Hi. And we are challenging each other to stick with the cancer proof diet here while also using what’s in our cupboard. So Stephanie I were chatting and we thought, you know, what does everybody probably have leftover in their cupboards right now that they need to use up. Right? And so Stephanie challenged me

This Cook Off with pumpkin

Canned pumpkin. Yes, this is legitimately canned pumpkin leftover from Thanksgiving. How about you Stephanie is yours newly bought or leftover from Thanksgiving?

Stephanie Olschner  1:10 
Leftover from Thanksgiving still.

Dr. Heather Paulson  1:13 
Yeah. So we are going to create two recipes and we want to hear from you guys we want you to vote on which recipe you think you’re going to try or which recipe you did try and you think tastes awesome. So I am going to start I’m going to make pumpkin ice cream.

It’s heating up here in Arizona It’s already 80 degrees here. I know it’