Tag: butternut squash

tuscan kale stew bowl

Before this week, I had no idea what a polar vortex was or the level of fear it could instill in me. It’s no secret I hate winter, but for the first time in my life, I was literally afraid to leave the house because of the temperature. When you wake up to find it’s three degrees outside, and the wind chill makes it actually feel like -20, panic sets in completely.  The only thing I wanted to do was…

maple butternut squash bread

Leave it to me to complicate things. This butternut squash bread requires two additional steps normally not found in quick bread recipes. Instead of adding whole eggs to the wet ingredients, egg whites are whipped and then gently folded in with the rest of the batter. So is it still a quick bread? I think so and a darn good one, that happens to have no white sugar or cholesterol. Buttery maple syrup and creamy roasted butternut squash give the…

roasted butternut squash

Now that we’ve sufficiently addressed my confounding attitude toward pumpkin, let’s move on to the winter squash for which I am certain of my fidelity. That would be the economical, practical, and most importantly flavorful,  butternut squash. Like pumpkin,  butternut squash is orange and in season during the cooler months, but as far as I’m concerned that’s where the  similarities end. Without seasoning, butternut squash can seem pretty uninspiring, but don’t be fooled.  It possesses a sweet, creamy richness that…