I too love the squash and pumpkin season. I like butternut mashed like potatoes and add a little butter, salt and pepper. Yummy! I have never roasted it though and will have to try some that way as well.
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10/9/13 9:21 A
My fall foodie diet fail has always been Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice lattes. They have been my undoing every single year for as long as I can remember! This year I FINALLY found a way to fix it. I found pumpkin spice k-cups for my keurig. I use a sweet n low (I know, terrible for you but I love it) and a splash of almond milk and it's every bit as good as a fattening latte. Plus so much cheaper!!
Thanks for some great ideas, everyone! Now I'm going to have to go buy some nice acorn or butternut squash. I also love all the beautiful shapes and colors of squash; I want to arrange them in a basket and look at them for a few days before I eat them. :)
I just hit up a local farm and bought a ton (possibly literally) of squash for cheap! It stores really well. I cooked up a butternut squash from last fall this July and it was still good. Just remember to store it in a cool dark place. The farm was selling them for $3 a squash and they were monstrous, the first one I baked up yielded me 8 cups of flesh!
I have made buttercup squash waffles, soup, crustless pie and muffins so far. I'm going to make Parmesan pumpkin bake in the next day or two as well.
Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 10/9/2013 (08:24)
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I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!
5'4" Goal weight 125lbs 36 years old 2 kids
Keeping my blood sugar levels low on my high fat/ low carb/ moderate protein diet.
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Calabaza is my favorite squash. If you eat potatoes an easy way to add winter squash is to use them instead of potatoes. I usually cube my squash and use it in curries, soups and stews or roasted up with a chicken sprinkled with herbs -- very yummy.
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