Rich, creamy pumpkin risotto is gluten-free and vegan. I spiced it up with warm Indian spices and smoked sea salt. This is an easy, unusual side to bring or serve on Thanksgiving.
The jujube fruit is an Asian fruit with a short growing season that just showed up in my CSA basket from Garden of Eden Organics. It bears no resemblance in taste or appearance to the American candy, but it makes a nice addition to rice pudding.