Spiced Pumpkin Latte
I love a good spiced pumpkin latte or any latte that isn’t strong on the coffee front. I don’t like bitter coffee, that’s for sure. I feel like my teeth are going to drop out and go off for a walk when I accidentally take a sip of a black coffee.
Blogging can be a very lonely place. It is literally you and a laptop. Sometimes though, a beautiful soul will pop into the inbox and say hello. It is much needed contact for real. As I say, you really don’t think people are reading your stuff and then when they tell you, you feel a mixture of things. Nerves being one. My friend recently discovered the website. To be honest until the point when she messaged me, I just assumed she knew about the blog. She was very supportive, bless her.
However I am always aware that one persons delicious, is another persons blasé. Food is a very subjective topic and most people think they cook really well and they do but when you put yourself out there, people think that you think you are better then everyone else.. Nah mate, I just love cooking.
I find that in some circles, the unhealthy and very creamy, very cheesy and very layered foods are more popular then things that are a little bit different. I think i do both types of recipes. One of the critics on Masterchef always moans about that kind of layered, creamy food that is very basic but very popular. It reminds me of dessert parlours that are literally just layering things on top of each other..you know what I mean..brownies, cookies, ice creams, creams, sorbets etc all just piled on top of each other. It tastes fine but you know a kid could make it right? Then it costs like ten quid. That isn’t me being a food snob. I am just saying that it is a reality. I don’t like dessert parlours for that very reason. Gosh reading that back, it sounds so much worse then I mean it. What I mean is that it would be very easy for me to create a blog with JUST the layered, greasy and creamy foods and I know it would work but I want to help people and that means currently I am doing a bit of both. Healthy and cheat day recipes. As confusing as that is, for now it is also realistic. We do still have cheat days and I want the blog to reflect that but I think we will be phasing them out altogether soon. I want to help people because I needed help myself. I want to aid people in their goals and show people that it can be done.. even if it takes a long time. My dream is to help millions (Yes millions) of people heal.
P.s. I am not saying that a pumpkin latte is the height of sophistication. Quite the opposite. I want you to know just how easy it is to recreate at home. With a good coffee machine, it tastes exactly the same as the coffee shop varieties. I really want a coffee machine!
- 240ml milk of your choice
- 2.5 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp sugar/honey or agave
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup brewed coffee
- In a medium/large pan combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Heat over a high heat until the milk becomes foamy/bubbly. About 5 minutes.
- Pour the coffee into a large mug and add the foamed milk.