Pumpkin with Black Olives

I’m home in bed!

Last Sunday night while I was crossing the street heading back home a motorcycle run me over dragging me on the ground. I hit my knee very bad and now it is all swollen and painful. I can’t really move it or walk. Doctor said to stay home, rest, don’t move and keep applying ice every hour and a half then on Friday morning I’ll do an MRI to make sure my menisci and ligaments are fine.

I really hope they do…I cannot even imagine spending my life without being able to work out and dance…I mean…I need to burn all the calories I eat everyday…

When the accident happened both my roommates came to help me and took me to the hospital, then back home my friend chef Mike rushed to bring me ice and yesterday night he came over again to make me soup and bring me movies. The entire day I had friends coming over to see me or calling to make sure I was ok. I felt soooooo loved!

Thank you guys! I love you!!!

So today because I feel so taken care of, I’m going to share with you this easy pumkin recipe. My mom used to make it for me and my sis during winter and I thought it might be a good idea for a side dish to offer at your Thanksgiving dinner!

Easy, tasty, comfy food! Love it!


  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped black olives

Grad and wash the pumpkin

then remove the skin and cut it into cubes

Grab 1/4 of a red onion

and chop it up

In a skillet heat up about 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

saute’ the onion until soft

then pour in the pumpkin

Adjust with salt


and ground black pepper

then cover with a lid and let cook on low for about 20-30 min or until pumpkin is soft.

When the pumpkin is almost ready, pour in the white vinegar

and add the chopped black olives

Stir around, cook on medium for a few minutes then turn off the heat and serve!

You can also use it to dress some pasta or eat it just as is as a side dish.




About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.