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1) BBQ Pumpkin Sandwich

2) Mediterranean Tostada

3) Vegan Pumpkin Pie

4) Beet Cakes

5) Spinach Pasta Salad

6) Tomato Brazil Nut Soup

7) Olive Oil Pie Crust

8) Avo Maggie

9) Yam Coconut Curry Soup

10) Hummus with Lemon

11) Garlic Mushrooms

12) Steamed Artichokes

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Barbecue Pumpkin Sandwich (warm sandwich)

Vegetarians don't have to give up their barbecue sauce! You'll buy another bottle after you replace rib sandwiches with this one.

Food you'll need
2 onion slices (red/purple onion gives the best color)
4 - 5 thinly sliced (1/4" - 1/2") pumpkin pieces, peeled
2 - 4 roasted chestnuts, when in season, optional
Cooking oil, extra virgin olive oil preferred
Barbecue sauce, your favorite brand (see Chapter 9 for homemade)
1 leaf of lettuce, optional
Wheat or rye bread

Preparation (15-20 minutes)
Pour 1/8" cooking oil into small frying pan; sauté onion and pumpkin on medium low heat until tender. Cool and drain excess oil.

Return pumpkin and onion to frying pan. Turn heat to low; add just enough barbecue sauce to coat pumpkin and onion. When all ingredients are hot, stuff into roll or bread, adding more barbecue sauce to taste. Cover with roasted chestnuts, if desired, broken into 4 pieces each. Top with lettuce and serve immediately.

from Chapter 3: Sandwiches

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