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Cranberry pumpkin chestnut pudding:
3 ounces canned pumpkin puree
  or 3 ounces raw pumpkin,
  or 3 ounces raw acorn squash
  or 3 ounces raw butternut squash
1/8 cup (.5 ounce) cranberries
1 tablespoon (.8 ounce) whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons (1 ounce) unroasted chestnut flour
  or 1/8 cup roasted sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup (1.3 ounces) non roasted peanuts with skins
  or 1 quarter cup blanched skinless peanuts
  or 1/8 cup peanut butter from blanched skinless peanuts
2 teaspoons (.15 ounce) olive or canola oil 
1 tablespoon (.5 ounce) sugar, if needed add, 1 teaspoon more 
  at a time until sweet enough
Makes a light meal.

If the peanuts have skins, leach away the bitterness of the skins using the next 3 steps:
Put 1/4 cup raw peanuts into a mug with 1/4 cup water.

Heat until boiling, about 1 minute 15 seconds, then heat 2 more minutes on low..

Dump the peanuts and water into a strainer to get rid of the water.

Into a 2 cup processor put:
1/8 cup cranberries, 3 ounces pumpkin, the boiled peanuts, 2 teaspoons oil, and 1 tablespoon sugar.

Run the processor until smooth, perhaps 4 to 6 minutes. If mixture will not flow, warm the mixture, processor bowl and all, in a microwave oven for 20 seconds.

In a microwaveable bowl, mix 3 tablespoons chestnut flour and 1/4 cup water.

Heat uncovered until thickened, 2 minutes 40 seconds in a 1000 watt microwave oven.

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Math:
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Add 10 seconds to heat bowl.
To heat to boiling 3 ounces times 20 seconds per ounce = 60 seconds.
To remove excess water: 46 seconds per ounce X 1.5 ounces = 69 seconds.
To replace heat lost to air: 69/60 minutes X 10 seconds per minute = 12 seconds plus 12/60 X 10 = 2 seconds for a total of 14 seconds.
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Set the hot container in cold water to cool for a couple of minutes.

Add the chestnut curd to the processor with the cranberry/pumpkin/peanut mixture and run until as smooth as desired.
Put the mixture into a portion and/or mixing bowl.

Add 1 tablespoon wheat flour and 1 teaspoon carrot powder and mix until uniform.

Makes 3/4 of a large meal

Tangy from the cranberry, definite chestnut flavor, smooth, pudding consistency.
 


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