Video: Quick and Easy Pumpkin Puree

by Sarah Holiday Cooking Tips (aired on NBC), Side Dishes, Snacks and Sweets, VideosComments: 13

Very exciting news!

Yesterday, the News Channel 8 Today Show with anchor Gayle Guyardo, an NBC affiliate station in Tampa, Florida, aired my very first cooking clip.

The 5 clips I filmed for the show are airing each weekday – one each day – through Thanksgiving.

This “Turkey Tips” series shows simple things you can do while preparing your Thanksgiving meal to make it more enjoyable, tasty, and – of course – nutritious!

The very first Turkey Tip clip is below.  Please be sure to click over to Gayle Guyardo’s Facebook page and like her fan page as a thank you for taking the initiative to get some very basic Traditional Cooking methods on TV.

Gayle’s passion is empowering Mothers and what better way to empower them than by showing them how to be as healthy and vital as they can be by taking back their kitchens from an overwhelming dependence and domination by Big Food who care only for the bottom line and not one whit about their health or that of their children?

I am very hopeful that many folks seeing these very short clips will be intrigued by the concept of Traditional Diet and will be motivated to learn more!

To view all the Holiday Turkey Tips I filmed for the NBC News Channel 8 Today show, click here.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

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Comments (13)

  • Lori Schuetz via Facebook

    I bet you could do this with squash too! Ty!

    December 24th, 2013 12:36 pm Reply
  • Joy

    I can make this even easier. Wash the pumpkin – do not cut. Put it in a pan in the oven and bake until soft. Let cool. Half the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and puree the flesh in a blender. No water this way, and everything is intact, it is easier to cut and remove the seeds. Make a pie using either buttermilk or kefir made with raw whole milk. The remaining puree can be frozen in 1 pie portions to use for pies throughout the year.

    November 24th, 2012 8:59 pm Reply
  • Carmen

    very cool! Congratulations!

    November 16th, 2012 11:28 pm Reply
  • Rachael

    Good idea, ease the SAD folks in gently with a simple pumpkin puree… next, BUTTER!

    November 16th, 2012 4:09 pm Reply
  • Cynthia

    OMG, Sarah! You are on the road to the Food Network or the Cooking Channel and teach those viewers what real food is all about. Congrats on breaking in! I am SO proud!

    November 16th, 2012 3:04 pm Reply
  • Pamela Duff

    You go Sarah! Looking (and being) so professional! Hmmm, it’s making me think about setting my sights higher! [Any tips on producing a high quality home video that you are willing to share?]

    November 16th, 2012 12:26 pm Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Get good lighting. That is the most important thing!

      November 16th, 2012 12:52 pm Reply
    • Darren Copple

      1) Steady surface to put the camera on. Table top or tripod.

      2) Good lighting as Sarah says is key. Too bright and there are shadows demons couldnt crawl out of. Not enough and peoples faces look gaunt and shallow.

      3) A lapel mic. The lapel mic plugs right into the camera. You can get a decent one for under $40. Or can go wireless and those have all kind of price range. As long as you’re not spiking the audio during the shoot it can be tweeked in the edit sfw.

      If you are going to do a static 1 shot (one camera) try to keep it under 40 or so seconds. Peoples eyes tend to wander a bit after that. Sarah’s piece was 46 seconds long so that was right on the cusp of needing a 2nd angle.

      November 16th, 2012 7:26 pm Reply
  • RosalindaL

    Congratulations! This is wonderful news.

    November 16th, 2012 12:24 pm Reply
  • Sarah Kurtz

    Sarah, is it all the same if you put it in a pot with a little bit of water on the stove?

    November 16th, 2012 11:49 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      I’ve tried the stovetop method and the pumpkin gets a little too mushy this way for my taste. The baked approach gives the best results I think.

      November 16th, 2012 12:52 pm Reply
  • Nicole, The Non-Toxic Nurse

    Way to go, Sarah! Keep up the good work in getting the real food message out there!

    November 16th, 2012 11:33 am Reply
    • Joe

      Nicole, Thank you very much for the ewg link.

      November 16th, 2012 12:27 pm Reply

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