You read that correctly furiends. SHAREABLE grain free vegan no bake pumpkin pie *does happy dance in a pile of red and orange leaves* but before I give you the recipe, I want to discuss the shareable part a bit.
For a long time we were told many things about our relationship with dogs including, (but not limited to), not to feed "people food" and that sharing prompts begging and enforces poor behaviour. And although I agree that begging is a bad habit, it definitely doesn't have to be synonymous with sharing "people food".
First of all, let's get something straight- WTF is people food? WELL I checked into it and it turns out that in that scenario, "people food" mostly refers to things like Kraft Dinner, donuts and ranch dressing. Basically, food (if you can call those things food) we probably shouldn't be eating, as humans, anyway. Of course, dogs can't have certain whole foods like grapes (raisins), onions, macadamia nuts and cocoa/cacao (chocolate), but for the most part, if you're eating organic, unprocessed foods, your dog most likely can have in on it (and benefit from it too!).
In my personal opinion, there's no better feeling than enjoying something colourful and nourishing with someone or somewoof you love (especially if you've made the dish from scratch, grew the produce yourself or selected it carefully!). And you can choose to share this food with your pup with boundaries. So, don't be discouraged- go ahead and throw some chia seed pudding into their bowl, teach them a new trick with pieces of hard boiled pasture raised egg, or try out a new nutrient dense recipe just because it's fun!
And with that I give to you, the splendid magic that is the autumnal grain free vegan no bake shareable pumpkin pie.
*This dish is delicious, easy to make and filled with whole foods, but it does have a fair bit of fat from the nuts and natural sugar from the dates so share mindfully (especially if your pup is prone to yeast, overweight or suffers from pancreatitis).
- 1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted
- 2 cup raw almonds & cashews mixed (could do walnuts instead)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 2 cans organic pumpkin puree (15-ounce cans)
- 1 cup organic Medjool dates (pitted)
- 1/2 cup organic refined coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon organic powdered ginger
- 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons organic alcohol-free vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Throw all ingredients for the pie crust into a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Press mixture into a 8x8 baking tray (or pie dish) until its firm and flat. *Don't use the photo for reference if using a pie dish, the crust will only be for the base or a small amount up the side.
Rinse food processor and throw in filling ingredients. Blend until smooth. Pour filling onto the pie crust evenly and place in the fridge to set for 1 hour.
Cut into pieces and enjoy!