To say I like squash would be an understatement. I love it and cook it any chance I get. Butternut, acorn, kuri, I love them all. There are so many ways to enjoy squash and this post will tempt you to try it stuffed, roasted in wedges, in stews, in pasta, in couscous, in cake, in a quiche, in a fall panzanella salad and even as a mini tureen for soup! The first recipe is new and inspired by Julie at Hostess at Heart. It is a maple-bacon stuffed acorn squash, oven roasted to golden perfection. The maple syrup glazing on the cut surface transforms into a wonderful caramelized texture. The salty-sweet combination is a winner. Totally simple but irresistible as a main or as a side dish. The rest of the recipes are from the archives. Just click on the highlighted titles to be taken to the recipes.
January is National Soup Month and this fragrant vegetarian stew is substantial enough to enjoy as a meal on its own or over basmati rice. Chock full of nutritious goodness, it delivers a big dose of anti inflammatory power at a time of year when we all need it. Chick peas bring a bit of toothsome crunch, fiber and protein. The Jeereem-Meerem spice mix adds exotic flavoring similar to curry. The raisins, sweet potatoes and coconut add a sweet note. Weeknight friendly, it makes enough for leftovers. Freezes well. Soulful and healthy eating to warm up the coldest winter day.