Winter Squash

Butternut Squash Bacon Soup

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Recipes, Soups, Vegetables, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Butternut Squash Bacon Soup

1 large butternut squash, peeled and cut into large chunks 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks 1 – 2 TBSPS coconut oil, melted 1/2 pounds (give or take) raw bacon, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 small apple, chopped 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup whole milk 1 tsp pure salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg Preheat oven to 350. Add the coconut oil to your roasting pan and set it in the oven for a few minutes while it’s heating up (to melt the oil). Add the squash and carrots to the roasting pan and toss to coat with oil. Return to oven and roast uncovered for 35 minutes (or...

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African Groudnut Stew

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries, Winter Squash | 0 comments

African Groudnut Stew

TO DIE FOR………..(but not an everyday dish!) 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into large florets (3 cups) 4 TBSP coconut oil, divided pure salt 1 onion, diced (1 cup) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 TBSP minced peeled ginger 1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes 1 medium turnip, peeled & cut into large chunks (1 cup) 2 medium carrots, peeled & cut on the diagonal (1 cup) 1 celery stalk, cut on the diagonal into 2 inch pieces 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes 2 TBSP tamari/soy sauce 2 cups water 1 small sweet potato, peeled & cut into large chunks (1 & 1/2 cups) 1 lb butternut...

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Acorn Squash w/ Wild Rice Stuffing

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Entrees, Grains (non breakfast), Recipes, Rice, Stuffed Vegetables, Vegetables, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Acorn Squash w/ Wild Rice Stuffing

3 medium acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 2 to 3 TBSP melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1/2 medium onion, diced 2 medium garlic cloves (or shallots), finely chopped 4 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 TBSP minced fresh thyme leaves (or use 1 tsp dried dried) 2 cups cooked wild rice 2/3 cup pecans, toasted* and chopped (optional) 1/4 cup dried cranberries, (optional) 1 tsp pure salt freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 350. Place squash cut side down, in a baking pan filled with 1/4 inch hot water. Bake 30 mins. Meanwhile, place 1 tablespoon of the melted butter (or...

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Recipes, Soups, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

1 TBSP butter or coconut oil 2 onions, chopped 2 large carrots, peeled & chopped 2 medium potatoes, peeled & cut into approx 1 inch cubes 1 cup dry sherry 8 cups veggie broth 6 cups cubed butternut squash (3 pounds) 1 cinnamon stick 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg salt & pepper to taste chopped pistachios (optional) In an 8 quart soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots & potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned, 10 – 15 mins. (Add 1 – 2 TBSP water if needed to prevent scorching). Add sherry &...

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Tempeh & Veggie Stew

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Recipes, Root Vegetables, Stews, Chilis, Curries, Tempeh, Tempeh, Tofu, Seitan, Vegetables, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Tempeh & Veggie Stew

4 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 4 (3 to 4 inch) strips kombu seaweed, broken into 1 inch pieces 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 TBSP peeled, minced fresh ginger 2 sprigs fresh rosemary or sage 2 (8 oz) packages soy tempeh, cut into 1-inch squares 4 TBSP tamari/soy sauce 1 TBSP pure maple syrup (or 6 drops of liquid stevia) 1 large onion, cut into 1/2 inch think slices 1 & 1/2 pounds winter squash, seeded & cut into 2-inch chunks 1 large or 2 medium parsnips, peeled & cut into 1/2 inch thick slices 2 large carrots, peeled & cut into 1/2 inch thick slices pure salt 2 tsps...

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Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Stuffed Vegetables, Vegetables, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

2 acorn squash, halved & seeded 3 cups peeled, cubed apples (about 3 apples) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 2 TBSP natural sugar 2 TBSP raisins 2 TBSP butter, coconut oil or ghee, melted 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 350. Place squash cut side down, in a baking pan filled 1/4 inch high with hot water. Bake 30 mins. While squash is baking, in a large bowl, toss together all other ingredients. Remove pan from oven & discard the water. Place squash cut side up & fill each half with apple mixture. Bake 30 mins...

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Spicy Sauteed Spaghetti Squash

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Recipes, Vegetables, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Spicy Sauteed Spaghetti Squash

Version 1 1 medium spaghetti squash 3 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste) pure salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Liberally prick the spaghetti squash with a fork to prevent it from bursting when baking. Place the whole squash on a baking sheet & bake for about 1 hour or until the squash is tender when pierced with a knife. Cool for 10 – 15 mins. Halve the squash lengthwise & discard the seeds. Use a fork to extract the stringy flesh & place in a bowl (drag the fork from one end of the squash to the other until...

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Roasted Winter Squash w/ Curry Butter & Apple Cider

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Recipes, Vegetables, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Roasted Winter Squash w/ Curry Butter & Apple Cider

3 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 2 TBSP brown sugar (or 12 drops liquid stevia) 1 TBSP curry powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 lbs winter squash, peeled if necessary, seeded, & cut into 2-inch chunks 1 cup apple cider Preheat oven to 450. Melt butter in an ovenproof casserole large enough to hold the squash in a single layer. Add the sugar, curry powder & salt, and stir until combined. Add the squash & toss to coat. Gradually pour the cider down the side of the pan without pouring it directly over the squash. Increase the heat & bring to a boil. Transfer the casserole to the oven...

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Winter Vegetable Pate

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Condiments, etc..., Dips, Recipes, Spreads, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Winter Vegetable Pate

water 1 medium onion, diced 1 sweet potato, peeled & cut into 1-inch cubes (anywhere from 1.5 to 2 cups) 1 heaping cup of butternut squash cut into 1 inch cubes 2 TBSP soy sauce, divided 2 heaping TBSPs sesame tahini butter, coconut oil, or olive oil, drizzled over the top to taste Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add about 1 TBSP water & water-saute the onion until translucent, about 5 mins (add a little extra water if you need to). Add sweet potato, squash, 1 TBSP soy sauce & about 1/2 cup water & bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, & simmer over low heat...

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