posts tagged "squash"

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Posted on November 5, 2013

Forget processed gluten-free noodles, spaghetti squash noodles are nature’s very own Paleo pasta.

Spaghetti Squash is one of my favorite vegetables. This fabulous winter squash is easy to make. The best thing about spaghetti squash is that it’s a versatile gluten-free, grain-free substitute for regular pasta –yes, here you have nature’s very own Paleo pasta noodles.

I make Paleo pasta noodles for myself whenever the rest of the family is eating their processed gluten-free noodles. Though often the boys have a helping ... read more →

How to Roast Butternut Squash

Posted on October 21, 2013

Butternut squash is a superfood –high in fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, beta-carotene and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Butternut squash is a superfood. That’s not why it’s one of my all time favorite vegetables though. I simply love the rich sweet taste of this incredibly flavorful squash. It’s quick and easy to prepare and takes little effort to “gussy up.” When serving it as a side dish, I put butternut squash on the table hot out of the oven with a smear of coconut oil, ... read more →

Paleo Turkey Hash

Posted on November 23, 2012

Paleo Turkey Hash is the perfect remanifestation of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you wonder, what to do with all of those leftovers? In fact, you might puzzle over this all weekend. What to do with the remains of a feast that have now become “must go’s”? Gluten free turkey hash is the answer to your post-Thanksgiving woes, and to that perennial question, what to do with all of that leftover turkey.

With just 3 main ingredients (onion, ... read more →

Roasted Acorn Squash

Posted on October 8, 2012

Roasted winter squash, a golden harbinger of the chilly season to come.

I’m obsessed with winter squash, especially when it’s roasted. Acorn squash is one of my favorite vegetables in the entire world. My younger son likes it just as much as I do. In fact, he and I ate so much squash when he was a baby that he had a nice orange glow to him from an (over) abundance of beta carotene.

Now he’s bigger and he still likes squash. ... read more →

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Posted on November 3, 2011

This simple and healthy butternut squash soup recipe will warm your belly on those cold winter days.

Tis the season for all things squash and pumpkin. On the menu tonight? Butternut squash apple soup spiced with sweet, warming cinnamon. If you’re looking for an easy soup recipe this one is great for beginners.

My younger son loves this soup and I do too –sometimes I even eat it with a little protein (such as eggs or turkey) for breakfast.

Grilled Zucchini

Posted on August 5, 2010

This recipe for Grilled Zucchini is one of my favorites for several reasons.  First, it’s a good way to use up the prolific zucchini of August.  Second, it’s mighty easy to make.  And third, it’s delicious.  Let’s not forget reason number four though –zucchini and summer squash are a healthy side dish for any meal.

Lately I’ve been serving this Grilled Zucchini with my Rosemary Lemon Chicken.  They make quite a summery pair, and along with a green salad comprise a ... read more →

Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake

Posted on October 9, 2009

As the weather is changing I’m leaning towards recipes that call for pumpkin, apples, cranberries and the like and am craving time in the kitchen to make lots of warm food for my family.  Along those lines, this Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake is a winner.  This gluten free dessert doesn’t last long around the boys and their friends.

With so many healthy and nutritious ingredients, this pie style cheesecake could almost be part of the main course, though I prefer to save ... read more →

Summer Squash Salad

Posted on August 10, 2009

My husband and I guzzled this summer squash salad last night at dinner.  We had a massive feast of vegetables and salmon (the boys picked at dinner, though did just fine all in all).  Along with the salad, we grilled the salmon, eggplant, red peppers and broccoli.  Fresh fruit for dessert –cherries, apricots and strawberries.

It was a lot of fun.  Making it even better was the fact that my husband and I went grocery shopping together in the afternoon (love ... read more →

Passover Recipes

Posted on March 27, 2009

Passover is right around the corner.  Given that I’m extra busy with the boys (they have the week off for spring break) I still haven’t settled upon exactly what we’ll be having for our rapidly approaching Seder meal.

Below is a rough idea of what I have in mind at this point.  I may do a Chicken Marbella style dish for our entree, though need to experiment with that a bit more.  I’m also thinking of grilled broccoli tossed in fresh ... read more →

Squash Fries

Posted on December 12, 2008

The other day, I noticed that I had 2 butternut squash sitting in my kitchen, waiting to be cooked.  The first I turned into butternut squash soup.

I wanted to be a bit more creative with the second one, so I figured I’d make fries out of them.  The boys must have eaten an entire 3 pound squash worth of oven fries.  They chowed on them all afternoon and then asked for more.  I ate quite a few myself, to me ... read more →

How to Roast a Pumpkin

Posted on October 24, 2008

Because fresh food in general tastes better and is often cheaper than processed food, I have put together a short demo on how to roast your own pumpkin:

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing

Posted on October 10, 2008

Some days I need a little inspiration. I knew that I would be baking squash for our Shabbat dinner tonight. And I knew it would have some delicious dried cranberries in it. I just wasn’t entirely sure what form it would all take.

I looked around on the internet for a bit and saw this scrumptious looking recipe for a Southern style baked acorn squash and was on my way!

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing

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2 acorn squash
boiling ... read more →

Passover Round Up

Posted on April 15, 2008

UPDATE: Here’s my latest Kosher for Passover recipe roundup.

Passover is this Saturday! I have been cooking up many Pesach dishes of late and am happy to provide a round-up below.

charoset
maror
matzoh ball soup
chipotle orange chicken

gefilte fish

squash “kugel”
coconut macaroons
passover torte

A couple of notes:

I did not include a vegetable dish in the above list. Generally, I like to serve steamed broccoli or broiled asparagus with our Passover meal. I have linked to a ... read more →

Butternut Squash Latkes

Posted on December 3, 2007

Healthy, gluten free, potato free latke recipe for Hanukkah.

Hanukkah is a day away and that means only one thing: fried food! Lots of it. Yum. I love a good crispy latke, or just about anything fried for that matter.

Below is my favorite recipe for latkes. I have been making these gluten-free latkes for 5 plus years and my family still rejoices each Hanukkah when I serve them.

Butternut Squash Latkes

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4 cups butternut squash, peeled and grated
1 small onion, peeled and ... read more →

Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2007

UPDATE: please visit my updated Thanksgiving Day recipes post for 2008.

Thanksgiving. I find it challenging to write the word without giving some sort of gratitude. Each year, before we partake in our Thanksgiving feast, we go around the table and take the time to say a few words of gratitude, stating our thanks for things such as the food at the table, good friends and the roof over our head.

Thanksgiving and autumn in general seem to be such a good ... read more →

Squash “Pie”

Posted on November 21, 2007

This dish is really more of a soufflé, though in my house it has come to be known as the cherished “Squash Pie.” This morning my dear friend Amado called looking for this recipe for his Thanksgiving feast.

Squash Pie

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2 medium butternut squash, cut in half, seeded
3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt

Rub squash with a dab of coconut oil
Place cut side down on a metal baking sheet
Bake squash ... read more →

Squash with Cherries

Posted on November 20, 2007

This is one of my fall favorites. I started making it years ago when we lived in New York. This dish showcases squash as great comfort food for the whole family.

Squash with Cherries

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1 large butternut squash, peeled, cut into one inch cubes
½ cup dried cherries
3 vanilla beans
3 cinnamon sticks
10 slivers lemon peel
1 cup apple juice
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt

Toss ingredients together in an 9 x 13 inch baking dish
Bake covered at 350° for one hour
Remove cover and bake ... read more →

Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on January 30, 2007

Simple and creamy vegan butternut squash soup to warm your belly.

This vegan recipe for butternut squash soup is great for a cold winter’s day. We’ve had a lot of those lately. I haven’t worn anything outside but snow boots in 2007.

We just had our 7th snow storm in seven weeks. I don’t mind, I was raised in California where we pretended that a heavy frost was “snow.” Here’s some good grub for staying warm.

Butternut Squash Soup

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2 tablespoons olive ... read more →