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The Snack Report: Simply Nature Pumpkin Seed Tortilla Chips

We’re in the heart of fall, which means everything we review must be pumpkin. I kid, of course. Not everything has to be pumpkin. It just so happens that a lot of the stuff we’ve been reviewing lately is pumpkin. But that’s because most of the limited edition snacks and beverages out now are pumpkin or pumpkin spice flavored. Today’s pumpkin offering is, I think anyway, one of the more unique pumpkin items available this year: pumpkin seed tortilla chips. We found them when we were wandering around Aldi looking for appropriate snacks for our fall party. Unfortunately Simply Nature is an Aldi exclusive brand, so if there isn’t an Aldi store near you you’re going to have to sit this one out. Or have a friend or family member who does have a local Aldi go and buy it for you. Without giving away too much of the review before the “read more” cut, I will say that they’re worth the effort.

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The Snack Report: 1911 Pumpkin Hard Cider

Another week in October goes by, and so the world grows more and more orange. That’s cool though, save for a few idiotically cold days last weekend, it’s been a really awesome Fall so far. Continuing from last week’s snack report which covered Woodchuck’s Private Reserve, this week we take a look at a lesser-known brand, 1911 Hard Cider.

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The Snack Report: Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin Cider

So we’ve found ourselves knee-deep in Fall once again, and with the coming of orange leaves comes pumpkin variations of every edible item on planet Earth. I kid, but don’t get me wrong, I love Fall, I love pumpkin, and I enjoy seeing the pumpkin variations of different foods and drinks.

If you remember last year, PCFG took to reviewing three autumnal editions of hard ciders in October. This year, we’ll be doing the same, simply because ’tis the season. Today we take a look at an offering from Woodchuck, a personal favorite of mine.

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Spices 101: What is curry powder? Garam masala? Curry leaf?

Over the past couple of years I’ve really become a hardcore fan of curries. The flavors that come out from combining the amazing blends of spices they employ are out of this world. Best of all, they’re easy. Throw a bunch of shit into a pan and 40 minutes later, there’s a complete meal which smells like upper class India. Unfortunately there’s this odd misconception people seem to have about curry in general. For most of my adult life, my mother has expressed her distaste of Indian food because she “can’t stand all the curry they use in their food!” She’s somewhat come around from that perspective from eating my cooking, but alas there are still a lot of people out there who believe ‘curry’ is some sort of single mystical spice from a far-off land. If you’re not aware, curry seasonings actually encompass a great deal of different spices such as cumin, chili powder, turmeric, etc… But there isn’t actually one single spice called “curry”.

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Son of a bitch!

 

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Pizza Lab #24: Pumpkin Pulled Chicken Pizza

Hot on the heals of like eight billion pumpkin posts, we here at Poor Couple’s Food Guide are pleased to present to you… another freakin’ pumpkin post! Yeahhh!

I joke though, we actually love pumpkins. As Meg mentioned in Food 101: Roasting Pumpkins, they’re really awesome because they’re a festive Halloween/Fall decoration, but can also be used as food as the season starts winding down to a close. We’ve made pumpkin pizza before, though that one was a dessert. This year we instead wanted to try and harness the savory possibilities that pumpkin possesses. That’s what led to Pizza Lab #24, Pumpkin Pulled Chicken.

 

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