Kabocha squash isn’t just for the dinner table. The nutty sweetness is perfect for adding to baked goods, which also gives your treats a nutritional boost. The possibilities seem endless for what you could add kabocha to in a sweet treat. Whatever baked goodness you can add pumpkin to, try swapping it out for kabocha….
When I was a freshman in college, my stress came in the form of upset stomachs. Every Monday, like clockwork, my stomach would feel horrible and churn-y. To help with the stress rollicking around in my stomach, N would make me (at my sickly request) a bowl of instant mashed potatoes. The carbs would soak up the bad stuff, and I would be fine until the following Monday….
This is a waste-free, low hassle meal. The greatness of kabocha’s soft and edible skin means there’s little hassle in eating it stuffed. You don’t have to scoop furiously for the last bits of squash stuck to the tough skin. Nope, you can have it all in one convenient edible bowl….
Fall marks the return of winter squashes. All summer we’ve been enjoying delicate summer squashes, but now it’s time for their heartier counterparts to take the stage….
Quinoa is my favorite kitchen sink grain. In my years of making quinoa and adding a variety of greens, nuts, sauces, and spices into it, I’ve always come out with something good. So when I was thinking about uniting eggplant and quinoa, I went a little crazy. Usually I keep it fairly straight forward when I make quinoa dishes: throw in a green or vegetable, the occasional legume, some spice, maybe a nut for some crunch and I call it a day….
Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving and slathering with marshmallows or butter. Sweet potatoes are chock-full of vitamins that reduce stress, boost immunity, help prevent heart attacks, and that make your skin look great. They’re also on the Clean Fifteen list, meaning that the non-organic version of sweet potatoes aren’t loaded with pesticides and you can save some cash at the grocery store….