winter squash hummus dip on a rosemary raisin nut cracker

Herby Winter Squash Hummus [recipe]

New Year’s Eve parties are absolutely littered with unhealthy foods. Maybe everyone is looking for that final hurrah before coming face to face with their diet resolutions?  But we have found a secret: eating healthy, local food doesn’t mean eating foods that taste bland.    Continue reading “Herby Winter Squash Hummus 

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healthy winter squash lasagna recipe

Low-Fat, High Vitamin Winter Squash Lasagna [recipe]

Just when you think you’ve had enough squash, there’s a lovely delicious lasagna recipe you just have to try. And after we tried it out, we’re adding it to short list of ideas for our 2016 Christmas dinner.  Squash replacing turkey!   Continue reading “Low-Fat, High Vitamin Winter Squash Lasagna 

Winter Squash Tacos [recipe]

We make rice and beans and tacos all the time.  We have even changed the way we make them to incorporate the seasons.  So in the height of summer, our tacos are all dressed up with tomato salsa, colorful peppers, fresh garlic, lots of greens from the garden, and cilantro piled high!  This Autumn we figured we would just keep experimenting with our tacos to keep them in season too.  We have had great success with black bean and sweet potato with onions and other root vegetables.  This week the abundance of squash let me try tacos with squash too! Continue reading “Winter Squash Tacos 

Winter Squash Long Grain Risotto [recipe]

Risotto has always been a favorite of mine but it always seems daunting, maybe I need the right rice, don’t I need cream? And white wine? I don’t have time to make this, do I?  But this time I didn’t get hung up on arborio rice and found a way to make do with what I had in the cupboard!

Squash Buttermilk Pancakes [recipe]

We have a weekly pancake ritual on sunday mornings.  One of us melts the butter and starts brewing coffee and then one of us will start the pancake steps.  Weigh and measure all the ingredients, while the other parent entertains the kiddos with walking the dog or letting the chickens out.  The pancake maker will weigh out all the dry ingredients and sometimes a little 3-year-old will come help measure (read: take the leveled measuring spoon from my hand and dump it and tap it on the side and into the bowl of flour) and then we mix it all together!  

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Roasted Winter Squash Soup [recipe]

After roasting and pureeing the Blue Hubbard Squash we have plenty to make a winter soup that we love and keep on the meal planning rotation all winter long.  This is my double batch recipe for a big crowd or for making once and freezing for lunches and dinners when we’re short on time or don’t want to cook.  This simple recipe honors the flavor of whatever squash you choose and is so yummy after a long day outside shoveling snow or as a side dish to a larger meal.  Continue reading “Roasted Winter Squash Soup