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Pumpkin Recipe

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Pumpkin / Squash / Sweet Potato Recipe

This recipe is great for a couple of different things. It is fast, simple, and delicious. I, like my grandmother, do not tend to measure anything. I go by taste and sight.

The benefits: Pumpkin is good for the lung and phlegm. Ginger is very warming, aids in digestion, and great for when you are sick. Cinnamon is very warming, calms the mind, and is great for when you are getting sick (chills etc). Black pepper is also very warming.


  • Cold pressed olive oil
  • Ginger powder
  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea Salt


Cut up your pumpkin / squash / sweet potato. Make sure the pieces are cut as evenly as possible.

In a bowl or ziplock bag add in all of your ingredients. Use enough olive oil to coat all of the pumpkin pieces. Shake/stir until it is well mixed. Occasionally I let it sit for a couple of minutes so all of the ingredients blend together.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a pan lined with aluminum foil (for easy clean up) space out your pumpkin chunks. It is ok if they are touching; you just do not want them to be piled high.

Cook until you can stick a fork through it.

About the author

Teri Calandra

Teri Calandra Dipl.Acu, MSTOM, L.Ac., LMT, RMT

Teri began her studies in energy medicine as part of her own personal development journey, and continues to to learn and integrate that knowledge into her practice. Teri is the founding practitioner of Calandra Center for Health & Wellness in Schaumburg, Illinois. She is licensed by the State of Illinois in acupuncture (L.Ac.), and board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

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