When I’m in the mood for a guilty pleasure but don’t want to bust my diet, one of my favorite go-to sides are fries made out of my favorite potato or squash. Opting to bake these fries rather than fry them makes them a much healthier option than the traditional fries many of us grew up loving. I try only to make these about once a week, opting for more greens as my family’s sides on a regular basis, but these give us the taste of splurging without being too unhealthy. My latest experiment with butternut squash resulted in this… ...more
This recipe transforms the basic homemade cheese sauce of a traditional macaroni and cheese with a healthy vegetarian-friendly twist: butternut squash. Where most recipes would ask that you use three to four cups cheese for the cream sauce, this recipe cuts the cheese in half and uses puréed butternut squash as a substitute. See below for how to make this revision....more
Buttternut Squash is one of my favourite vegetables. It's rich, full of flavour and can be cooked so many ways!List of Ingredients :- 1 butternut squash- 1 tbsp olive oil- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar- 1/2 tsp salt and pepper- 1 tsp rosemary...more
I wasn't planning on posting this recipe, because some things are just too good to share. But, my mom has been asking me for a couple of weeks to write it up for her so I figured I'd put it here, too.
To be fair, this is not *MY* recipe. I didn't come up with it. My boss actually introduced me to this dish a few months ago and until that time, I had never actually even HAD butternut squash....more
I last posted about the Spinach and Brown Rice Casserole at the dinner party and promised the other recipes. In addition to the casserole, we put together a Butternut Squash Polenta bake and I loved the colors in this dish. The squash, polenta and basil combined to make a very aesthetically pleasing addition to the table....more
Lindsey from Cafe Johnsonia is trying to work out a compromise with her husband on the question of whether or not to eat meat, but she reports that this lovely meatless soup with kale, butternut squash, and barley was one that pleased both of them. All three of the main ingredients in the soup are also high on my personal list of food faves, so I think this sounds like a great soup to recommend this week for Meatless Monday!
Now that I really know what a cesarean recovery is all about, I'm happy that I experimented with ths recipe beforehand AND stashed a good amount in the freezer for a rainy (or lazy) day!Yesterday's lunch was a free-for-all...leftover zucchini and saffron pasta for my husband, pre-made minestrone for my son (he'll be having this soup for dinner) and a hefty portion of this soup for me! It's just what the doctor ordered...hearty, sweet, and oh-so comforting!...more