It's very overwhelming when you move from a place where you are born, raised and have a big family to a place where you know no one. The rules, the grocery store, the weather, food and getting adjusted to a different way of living poses a challenge. It can can get very lonely if you don't have anyone to talk to, spend some time on the weekends.
When I moved here, I was blessed with a great set of my hubby's friends. They knew each other from early college days. Eventually, everyone got married in the group. Had kids almost at the same time. Growing up together and to see kids get along well, sure is nice thing. I don't feel so lost anymore after a fun 17 years here.
Did I ever mention how much I am in love with SAN FRANCISCO and the people here? This place makes me happy.
During our last meet with the group, a friend of ours got a HUGE home grown Pumpkin. I am always amazed at homegrown vegetables and so glad they got to share it with us. The kids got super excited to cut it up and the adults were eager to get our share. We had to use it soon, so many recipes flying out in the air.
I made the base with some high fiber flour, with cooked lentil couscous and topped with roasted pumpkin. Can't forget the crunch from some toasted almonds.