Winner of BSI Pumpkin! And my BSI Entry – 1 pt. Pumpkin Ravioli

So happy that BSI is back!  I think it just makes you more creative in the kitchen when you have to build a recipe around a particular ingredient.

I am happy that pumpkin is approved on the Paleo diet too – I plan on using almond flour to make some pumpkin pancakes – they come together great in my head, so we’ll see later in the week how they turn out. 😀

In no particular order:

Veronica made Eggnog Pumpkin Bread – yum!

Not only is she a great baker, but she had the best idea for a Paleo meal for me this week – banana pepper roast – simply cook a beef roast with a jar (brine and all) of banana peppers and cook in a crock pot all day.  Can’t wait to try this!

Next up is Renee – she made Pumpkin Yeast Bread.  Love that if you slice this in 12 slices, its only 4 points a slice! 😀

Next up is Debbi with Pumpkin Pasta with Bacon.  Um, pretty sure everything is better with Bacon!

Next up is Elizabete – her first time entering!  She made her own version of Pumpkin Pie.

Next up is Sara – she made Pumpkin Walnut Muffins.  I love walnuts – next to cashews I think that’s my next favorite nut.

Next up is Autumn who made Pumpkin Bars ala Paula Dean.  Gotta love a Paul Dean recipe that has both 1 cup of oil and 1/2 a cup of butter! 😀

Next up is Spicebites – she came up with a super easy pumpkin chocolate chip cookie.  Love the chocolate and pumpkin combo!

And my sister made pumpkin banana bread – if she would have had chocoloate chips, those would have been included too!

And Mara made Hazelnut Pumpkin Brittle – wow!

And now for my entry!  I’ve been working on a pumpkin ravioli recipe, but couldn’t seem to get my ravioli dough thin enough.  Duh!  Wonton Wrappers to the rescue!

Biz’s Pumpkin Ravioli (each ravioli: 43 calories, 1.2 fat, 6 carbs, .5 fiber and 1.8 protein – or 1 PointPlus each – or a serving of 5 ravioli: 218 calories, 6.5 fat, 30 carbs, 2.6 fiber and 9.1 protein or 6 PointsPlus).

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Mix everything together but the wontons and butter.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes.  Lay your wonton wrapper on your cutting board – I used my melon baller and got 20 ravioli.

The filling is almost souffle like – so airy.  I boiled a pot of salted water and in batches of 4, cooked the ravioli for 2 minutes.  Be careful not to let your ravioli touch after coming out of the water – a couple of mine stuck together like glue.  Once they were all boiled.

In a large non-stick pan, melt butter.  Pan fry the ravioli for about 2 minutes a side – I love the texture of these and the tablespoon of butter was plenty.

And then I made a soup with 1.5 cups of chicken broth, sliced lemon grass and basil – so simple and delicious!

Since wontons are obviously not Paleo – my Mom is getting the rest of the pumpkin ravioli.  I am meeting her today for lunch and going to Whole Foods for almond flour, coconut milk and coconut water. 😀

I did get some exercise in yesterday!  It’s been over a year since I went to the trails near my house – literally a 2 minute drive from my house – its absolutely beautiful.

I walked for 30 minutes before going to the grocery store – wish I would have had more time!

And the winner of this weeks BSI  . . . DEBBI with her pumpkin bacon pasta – I will definitely give this one a try when I finish my Paleo diet. 😀  Debbi – email me your address at and I’ll get your $10 Starbucks card to you.

While Mara agreed to host this week, since she’s at the Foodbuzz festival this weekend, I am having my sister host this week and Mara can have the week after.

So Jennifer will post the new BSI ingredient by tomorrow – thanks to everyone who participated this week!

Enjoy your Sunday!

And you have until tomorrow morning to enter my food scale giveaway! :d


18 thoughts on “Winner of BSI Pumpkin! And my BSI Entry – 1 pt. Pumpkin Ravioli

  1. Love the ideas here! The brittle looks amazing! Your pumpkin ravioli I could eat a ton of. I’ve always wanted to do that but never have. We gotta get your sister some chocolate chips! And the pumpkin pancakes sound interesting, I just bought almond flour as I’m trying to go gluten free and pancakes sure sound good! I made gluten free bread this weekend and pumpkin butter that was AMAZING. The bread, just okay but the pumpkin butter rocked. Thanks for the win!

  2. Oooh, BSI is always such a hard thing to judge because everything looks so AMAZING! Lots of creative peeps in the kitchen!
    Beautiful walk, Biz! Looking forward to following your Paleo adventure the next 2 weeks. You know how I love food experiments! 🙂

  3. Wow the recipes look delicious! First on my list to bake is the Eggnog Pumpkin Bread. They all look great.

    What a gorgeous trail! I love finding new scenic places to run.

    Best of luck as you begin Paleo this week. I’m so interested to hear how it goes.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  4. I see some new recipes in my immediate future!

  5. Great! I would love to host next week – I’ll get my thinking cap on to think of a great ingredient.

    Great recipes everyone!

  6. YUM – all of the recipes look wonderful – i’ve never cooked with pumpkin but have to say that the pasta with bacon sounds AMAZING!

  7. PUMPKIN AND BACON PASTA?!?!?!?! That sounds absolutely amazing! I may have to put that in our menu asap!

  8. So fun! Clearly I did not get my recipe together in time 😦 That yeast bread and your raviolis look awesome!!!!

  9. Yum! The food looks amazing!

  10. Oh wow, so much delicious pumpkin goodies!
    And those pumpkin raviolis look to die for, Biz!!

  11. OOOH I am SO excited! I will keep my eyes open for it! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  12. Yum Yum! These look amazing and congrats to the winner!

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  13. Hi Biz,
    Just wanted to let you know that I made these pumpkin raviolis for dinner tonight – they were super delicious! I loved a pumpkin ravioli that wasn’t overly sweet. Thanks for the great recipe! 🙂

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