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Butternut Squash Deliciousness

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First question, why don’t I eat butternut squash everyday?  It’s everything that it’s name alludes to when roasted–roasting being one of the world’s easiest cooking methods.   Plus the added bonus they grow like weeds in our garden, our best crop of all, filled with fresh seeds for our next round.  Infinite butternut squash?  My kids would say, “Yes please!”

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Since we started mulch gardening, everything has been easier, and our crops have so much water in them even though we use less water to water them.  Watch this film to see, it’s amazing.

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To prepare butternut squash in such a delicious way, cut off the top, use a peeler to remove skin, half it and cut into cubes of whatever size you like.  Place in on a baking sheet, and coat with oil and salt and pepper, mix well with hands so all are coated.  Place in preheated oven of 350 degrees for 1 to 1.5 hours, pulling out half way to mix them with a spatula, make sure the ones on the edges get mixed into the center.  Other than that, just hang out and wait 🙂

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They can be the focus to any meal, they are so much more than a side.  When I served this meal, I said, “What is this?!  Pancakes, candy!?  This is SO GOOD!”  They dove into the warm, buttery rich morsels and nodded their heads, Elijah said, “Yeah, is candy,” resolutely.

 

Butternut Squash Bowl:

-Red Quinoa

-Organic Chicken

-Nuts

-Thyme

-Roasted Butternut Squash

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Our Pomegranate Tree is plentiful right now, and I am careful to use some each day.  Do you know the cross hatch method to quickly remove the seeds?  If not, should I make a vlog of it?  Hmmmm….

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Ruby Butternut Squash Bowl //

Red Quinoa

Butternut Squash

Pomegranates

{This took a total of a few minutes and everyone raved over it.  Plus, it was meatless and mostly from the garden, so very inexpensive}

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Health Benefits of Butternut Squash //

-Boosts your immune system, 1/3 of your daily amount of vitamin C

-High in fiber and good for your heart

-5 B-vitamins for energy (B1, B2, B6, pantothenic acid and folate)

-Provides blood sugar regulation and prevents birth defects due to folate

-Orange color means it’s fill with carotenoids, which makes up vitamin A, great for eye health.

-Filled with anti-cancer anti-oxidants

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enjoy xo

 

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  • Beth October 6, 2014, 11:33 pm

    Wish I’d seen this earlier. I had a butternut sitting on my kitchen counter and just couldn’t get creative with it so the chickens had a special snack 🙂 At least those yolks will be nice and yellow.

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