ROASTED ACORN SQUASH, SWEET POTATO & KALE SOUP (VEGAN OPTIONAL)

It is a perfect winter soup with rich textures, warmth of indian spice and all the goodness that kale has got to offer....more

Spiced Couscous with Acorn Squash and Kale from Vintage Mixer

Winter squash is one of my very favorite comfort foods for fall, and I'm always looking for new ways to use it when it starts showing up in abundance in the market. This dish of Spiced Couscous with Acorn Squash and Kale from Vintage Mixer also has kale, another favorite of mine. This recipe sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday meal, and for people who love squash and kale like I do, I'd love this as a new Thanksgiving side dish. Becky is using chicken stock, but if you subbed that for vegetable stock, this dish could also be vegan. ...more
@Kalyn Denny Ooh -- that's a great idea, Kalyn! It would be great with Israeli couscous, too, or ...more

A Gobble Gobble Alternative

I don't know who ever saw the potential of acorn squash, or butternut squash for that matter, as a good thing to eat.  I mean, it has this really, really, REALLY hard skin and you need a really, really, REALLY big and sharp knife to get through it!  I suppose the early farmers had their machetes or something equivalent and just slashed right through the "shell", and they were rewarded with......more
That looks really good!more

Stuffed Acorn Squash

In honor of Vegan MoFo, the Vegan Month of Food, I resurrect ….. ….JL’s Stuffed Acorn Squash Serves 2...more

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Why I Blog + Millet Stuffed Acorn Squash

First things, first.  Happy Anniversary, Dave!  It’s been a spectacular 12 years! xo Why I Blog [Source] Thursday morning I fired up my laptop, grabbed a hot cup of coffee and checked email. This was in my inbox: Hi JL...more

My Day: Lunch at Pure Food and Wine and a Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe

A day in the (vegan) life…. Good morning! Green Smoothie 1 cup of rice milk2 handfuls of spinach1 scoop vanilla protein powder2 T brown flax seed5 pecanshalf a frozen banana1/2 cup of coconut water...more

Try something new: Acorn squash

My husband went grocery shopping and came back home with this weird looking squash. I was amazed and surprised, I must admit, about this initiative. I still remember the days when he refused to eat vegetables, and until this day I still have to shove fruits down his throat. Like a little baby, he won’t eat fruit unless I peel, cut, and take any seeds out for him. Isn’t life hard? Anyway, this squash didn’t look very promising to me. I was so wrong. It tasted amazing! ...more

Mise en Place (Mid-Eastern Lamb and Acorn Squash)

Just posted my first mise en place photo and a really good Mid-Eastern flavored lamb and acorn squash. Any critique on the mise en place welcome...and I suggest you try the dish. It's really good. And if you're one of those who turn their nose down at lamb, I'm sure pork works equally well. ...more