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Coconut Curry Squash Soup with Pumpkin Spice

With dropping fall temperatures, we are looking for comfort foods and anything with pumpkin spice. This recipe features Red Kuri Squash. You can find this gourd at the grocery store or local farmers' markets. Red Kuri squash is a thin-skinned orange-colored winter squash, a cultivated variety of the species Cucurbita maxima. It looks like a small pumpkin without the ridges. Inside the hard outer skin is a firm flesh that provides a delicate and mellow chestnut-like flavor. Once cooked, the skin softens and can be eaten too. Red Kuri squash is a good source of fiber. It also provides vitamin A and vitamin C, some of the B beta-carotene. This squash is perfect with fall spices in this comforting soup. Ingredients 1 Red kuri Squash, medium sized 2...

Baked Acorn Squash with Chestnuts, Apples and Leeks

Thanks to our friends at Food and Wine for this perfect addition to our fall taste palette. Ingredients 4 acorn squash (about 1 pound each), halved lengthwise and seeded 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups diced celery 2 leeks, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced 2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme 10 ounces day-old rustic rye bread—crusts removed, bread cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 6 cups) 7 ounces vacuum-packed cooked chestnuts 1/2 cup chopped parsley 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup vegetable stock or low-sodium broth Directions Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350°. Brush the cut sides of the squash with olive oil and...

Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This healthy 5-ingredient spaghetti squash recipe is a satisfying low-carb alternative to taco night. If you have leftover cooked chicken on hand, skip Step 2 and stir 2½ cups into the filling. Look for an enchilada sauce with less than 300 mg of sodium per serving, such as Hatch brand. Thanks to our friends at Eating Well for sharing the recipe. Ingredients (2) 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1) 2 to 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded (1) 1/4 cups red enchilada sauce, divided one medium zucchini, diced (1) cup shredded pepper jack cheese Direction Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Place chicken in a medium saucepan, add water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to...

Roasted Acorn Squash

So simple, so tasty and so great for you! Acorn Squash is high in antioxidants to fight free radical damage it also aids in boosting your immune system, decreasing inflammation and reducing high blood pressure. In less than 5 minutes you will have this recipe in the oven and ready for dinner! Ingredients: 1x Acorn Squash 1/2 tsp. Maple Syrup Kosher Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Pre-Heat oven to 400. Cut Acorn in half and scoop out seeds. Once the seeds are removed, score the squash with a knife in a criss-cross pattern, this allows for the flesh to cook evenly and lets the seasoning seep deeper into the vegetable. Once scored pour maple syrup into it's core. Using your hang rub maple syrup evenly over the squash then lightly...

Roasted Acorn Squash

[caption id="attachment_1533" align="alignleft" width="392"] Image Courtesy Simply Recipes[/caption] Here's a delightfully quick and simple way to prepare one of autumn's finest offerings. The Acorn Squash is a good source of vitamin C, niacin, vitamin A, folate, thiamine and vitamin B-6. Making this simple 2 ingredient recipe a must try during the holiday season and something to add to your Thanksgiving Day feast! Ingredients: Acorn Squash 1 tbls Ohio or Vermont Maple Syrup Instructions:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees, while oven is heating cut Acorn Squash in half and scoop out the seeds and stringy flesh. Next, score with a knife in a criss-cross pattern. Once completed, add 1/2 tbls of Maple Syrup in the bell of each acorn squash and massage syrup into the flesh. Place Acorn Squash on baking sheet and place...

Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque

Butternut Squash and Apples Two perfect ingredients to use for fall cooking. This Bisque combines both to make a velvety treat that is great to share around the dinner table! Makes 8 servings Prep Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash (about 1 1/2 lbs) 3 Tart Apples 1 small white onion 2 quarts (8 cups) chicken stock of broth (vegetable stock is a suitable replacement for vegetarian diets) 2 slices white bread 1/4 teaspoon rosemary 1/4 teaspoon marjoram 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper crushed black pepper to taste 2/3 cup heavy cream (or thin cashew cream) Peel squash and scoop out seeds. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Peel, core and coarsely chop the apples. Peel and chop an onion. Combine squash, apples, onion, rosemary, marjoram, chicken (or vegetable) stock, bread, salt and pepper in a large pot. Bring to...