About the Dish

2 Baby Pumpkin
1 teaspoon PeachDish Salt
1 Onion
2 cloves Garlic
1 1/2 ounces Green Onion
3 ounces Carrot
2 stalk Celery
2 cups Mixed Cooked Beans
2 ounces Roasted Red Peppers
1 teaspoon Spice Blend
1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
2 ounces Sour Cream
Per Serving
Calories 460
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 910 mg
Total Carbohydrates 62 g
Dietary Fiber 19 g
Sugar 11 g
Protein 18 g
Chef Seth Freedman

Chef Seth has cooked with Oceana, March, and Tabla in NYC, and the Four Seasons and Bacchanalia at Star Provisions in Atlanta. His culinary style focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients from local, sustainable producers.

Since joining the PeachDish team in 2014 as Culinary Director, Seth Freedman has created hundreds of exciting and fun-to-make menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients from around the South. Seth worked with top chefs in New York and in Atlanta, and worked as the Program Director for a farm to school pilot program aimed at developing standards-based, hands-on garden and cooking curriculum for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Seth also spent several years working as a farmers market chef in Atlanta. During this time, he established and developed connections between the market and local schools, after-school clubs, senior living facilities, and other community organizations. At these community connection posts, he shared his culinary knowledge and expertise, giving hands on cooking instruction as he explained how farmers markets can benefit an individual's health and community. In 2016, Chef Seth was named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for his commitment to locally grown food. Seth loves cooking and teaching. This is as obvious when he reminisces on his former role at farmers markets as it is when he discusses his role at PeachDish. He believes that the objectives for both positions are not so different; both as Market Chef and as PeachDish Culinary Director, Seth helps people approach the idea of cooking for themselves, and gives them the tools to do so in a way that improves their health and supports Georgia’s local farming community. PAST WORK: Oceana, NYC, New York; March, NYC, New York; Tabla, NYC, New York; Four Seasons, Atlanta, GA; Star Provisions, Atlanta, GA; Bacchanalia, Atlanta, GA; Seeds of Nutrition, Atlanta, GA; Community Farmers Markets, East Atlanta Village, Atlanta GA.


When the weather turns cold, people reach for hearty foods and dark beers like stouts. There are a maltitude (beer joke) of stout styles, but, to let the spicy chili stand out, a dry stout is probably the best choice. Dry stouts get their dryness from malts that produce simple sugars and yeasts that completely ferment those sugars leaving a very dry finish.

Côtes du Rhône or Provence Rosé, France

I normally default right to beer for chili, but this vegetarian, three-bean chili definitely has the potential to be elevated with a nice glass of wine. My suggestions: Côtes du Rhône - a grenache-based Côtes du Rhône will be medium-bodied, have moderate alcohol, and will be a perfect fruit-forward wine partner for chili. Provence Rosé - One of the few “white” wines that I would drink with chili.


Please read entire recipe before beginning.
• Heat oven to 375° F. • Cut a very small slice off the bottom of each pumpkin so it sits upright. • From the stem end, cut a “lid” about 1/4 of the way from the top of each pumpkin. • Use a spoon to pull out the just the seeds and their coating. • Use the spoon to scrape out about 1/2 cup pumpkin flesh from the rim and inner bowl of the pumpkin; reserve. Tip: Seeds can be cleaned, dried and roasted for a tasty snack!
• Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil inside pumpkin bowl and lid. Season with a total 1/2 teaspoon PeachDish Salt. • Place on a baking sheet cut-side down. Roast in oven until flesh on lids is tender, 20-25 minutes. • Transfer lids to a plate. Roast bowls in oven until tender, 10-15 minutes.
MISE EN PLACE • Peel and dice onion. • Peel and mince garlic. • Chop green onion, keeping whites and greens separate. • Dice carrot. • Dice celery. • Dice red pepper. • Roughly chop reserved 1/2 cup pumpkin. • Rinse and drain beans.
• Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil. When oil is hot, add onion, garlic and onion whites. Cook, stirring, until onion begins to become translucent, 1-2 minutes. • Add carrots and celery. Cook, stirring, until carrot begins to become tender, 4-5 minutes.
• Stir in pumpkin, beans, red pepper, merkén seasoning (using the full amount will yield a somewhat spicy dish; use less if you prefer), nutritional yeast and 1 3/4 cups water. Increase heat to high. • When mixture simmmers, reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chili thickens, 10-15 minutes. • Taste and adjust seasoning as desired with PeachDish Salt.
• Spoon chili into roasted pumpkins. • Garnish with sour cream and onion greens. • Top with the lids, and enjoy!