Pumpkin Spice Crepes
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Pumpkin spice, which is a flavoring that usually includes cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves has been associated with many drinks and sweets from lattes to cupcakes. However, when I think fall pumpkin, I think savory stews, pasta, soups, or curries. A roasted pumpkin sprinkled with spices, finished with herbs and a twist of lime can be quite divine. Pumpkin already has natural sugars and if you temper it with warm spices and a little bit of heat with either red chile powder or serrano pepper, it offsets and enhances the sweetness.
Here is a crepe made with buckwheat flour and filled with a savory pumpkin masala. Add greens, cheese, or a fried egg on top and enjoy it for breakfast. Good canned unsweetened pumpkin works fine for this recipe as does fresh pumpkin that has been roasted and mashed.