Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

I tend to think of squash in October when front porches are getting filled with pumpkins and gourds and comfort food permeates the desire to stay warm as the weather cools down from the summer heat. While that may be the case through the years, I’m starting to change the behavior each time I enjoy squash outside of the Fall season.  Why relegate this flavorful food to only one season? [&hellip

Abundance Bowl

  We often take a long drive out to Ojai on Sundays to get out of the city and to experience one of our favorite Farmers’ Markets. There is a great selection of organic fruits and vegetables plus some great cheese vendors, but it’s more about the experience.  An experience of driving through the hills to eventually spend an afternoon enjoying the market and park in the center of town. [&hellip

Coconut Rice with Butternut Squash

    Coconut Rice with Butternut Squash Serve 4-6 2 cups rice 4 cups water 1 butternut squash, cubed 3 tablespoons coconut yogurt ¼ teaspoon coriander ¼ teaspoon turmeric ¼ teaspoon cumin Cut up the butternut squash into bite size cubes and place in a single layer in two vacuum seal packages. Cook for 90 minutes in the SousVide Supreme at 183 degrees. Meanwhile add the rice into a rice [&hellip

Root Vegetables and Lentils in Mustard Sauce

This is an adaptation of a recipe I posted before: Lentils with Turnip, Leeks and Carrots. I made a few edits since I’m still doing my series on “Hotel Home Cooking.” Much of the original recipe was followed; however, I lacked cloves and red wine vinegar plus I had some yellow zucchini that I added to the carrots, leeks, and garlic. The final result isn’t that attractive. Fortunately, the flavors [&hellip

Butternut Squash Risotto

Alright I have a confession, I’m really a pathetic food blogger. Basically all I do is checkout Emily Levenson’s food blog, make what she makes, take a couple photos and then link to her site.  If you haven’t gotten the hint yet, you should be following Emily’s blog. (You should keep reading mine too, since I do occasionally make things not from her blog that I hope you think are [&hellip

Squash Casserole

I have to admit before moving to a more vegetarian diet, I really didn’t find many uses for squash (or zucchini.) It’s kind of a dull, often mushy vegetable. Fortunately, vegetarian cooking has caused me to rediscover how great squash can be and dishes like this one put the vegetable to good use with minimal effort. Of course, the big secret here is a nice thick crust of mozzarella cheese. [&hellip

Vegetarian Tacos

It’s no secret I love tacos, but finding a great vegetarian taco is not easy. So many restaurants over use bell peppers or try to get to complicated with sauces or cheeses. Fortunately, I found a fairly basic recipe from the vegetarian cookbook Appetite for Reduction. I modified it quite a bit, but kept some of its essence too as I liked the minimalist but impact of the spices used. [&hellip