One of the main dishes at our families Thanksgiving dinner is Stuffed Pumpkin. Thanksgiving isn’t until next week, but my mouth is already watering. Every time I see the two pumpkins sitting on the shelf in the garage I start conjuring up smells and tastes and can picture the beautiful orangish-brown of the baked shell. OHHH – So good! With Slender For Life™ Seattle weight loss hypnosis and Bainbridge Island weight loss hypnosis clients as well as Skype clients around the world discover that the holidays can be filled with wonderful flavors and smells of holiday food and they can still lose weight. Now is the time to call Slender For Life™ and schedule your no charge and no obligation consultation. You can go through the holidays, enjoy special holiday food and lose weight! There are limited openings for new clients, so call now.

Stuffed Pumpkin


1 cup apricot nectar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
Stir together and set aside. Heat and pour over pumpkin and dressing when serving.


1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 onion, chopped
1 ½ cups chopped celery
2 small apples, peeled & diced
1 cup apricot nectar
1 cup cooked white beans
2 tablespoons chopped fresh
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon Italian seasonings
½ teaspoon dried sage
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 cups wild rice*

To prepare stuffing: Sauté the mushrooms, onion, celery and apple in the apricot nectar for 10 minutes. Add the beans and all of the seasonings and simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Stir in the bread cubes.

You can add other vegetables that you like in the dressing; I have put in green peppers and zucchini.

*You can substitute 2 to 3 cups whole wheat bread cubes
I also have substituted 2 cups of wild rice, and used half of the bread crumbs.


1 medium pumpkin

Cut off the top of the pumpkin and save for a cover. Clean out seeds and string portion Place bread stuffing inside, cover with top of pumpkin. Place in a large roasting pan with 1 inch of water covering the bottom of pan. Bake at 350º for 1 ½ hours or until pumpkin can be pierced with a fork.

NOTE: You may also use any of the following: Two medium acorn squash cut in half, butternut squash, cut in half, or banana or Hubbard squash.

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In our family, we have to make two pumpkins: one for the Thanksgiving dinner and a separate one for leftovers. The one that is served at dinner will be nothing more than an empty shell by the time we begin to eat.

Most Americans will gain 3 to 15 pounds between now and January 3. Is that what you want? With hypnosis for weight loss you too can enjoy special holiday foods and lose weight. Call or email today and find out how you can become Slender For Life™.

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