Tag: butternut squash

Butternut-Squash Hummus

by in Uncategorized, September 24, 2013

If you’re looking to go beyond your usual winter-squash soup or roasted vegetable recipes, try this butternut-squash hummus. Smoky, sweet and filling, the hummus is also loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fats and beta-carotene.

Robin’s Healthy Take: Cold Days, Hot Soups

by in Robin's Healthy Take, February 6, 2012

Cold winter days call for bowls of bone-warming soups.Try Robin Miller’s caramelized onion soup, butternut squash soup or kale and white bean soup tonight.

Market Watch: Early Butternut Squash, and a Butternut Squash Focaccia Recipe

by in Farmers' Market Finds, October 5, 2011

Typically winter squash isn’t ready until mid-October, but I get to enjoy it extra early since I grow this special variety in my garden. While it’s too late now to plant it in your garden, put these seeds on your list for next year. Be on the lookout for it at the local farmers’ marketRead more

Seven Days of Thanksgiving Sides: Stuffing, Slimmed

by in Healthy Recipes, Seven Days of Sides, November 23, 2010

We’re counting down to Thanksgiving with a new side dish every day! Thanksgiving turkey would be lost without stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer it that way). But sticks of butter and pounds of sausage are not mandatory ingredients.  Instead, combine rich sauteed shiitake mushrooms with in-season butternut squash and sourdough bread cubes for aRead more

Weekly Bits: More Fall Faves

by in Reader Tips & Comments, November 14, 2009

Brussels sprouts have a bad reputation, but they got lots of praise — and some yummy serving suggestions — from you guys this week. Winter squash also had plenty of fans, and butternut squash seems to be the favorite variety from our informalFacebook poll.

Katie’s Healthy Bites: A Fall Sausage Stew

by in Uncategorized, November 1, 2009

This cassoulet, based off a traditional sausage-and-bean stew from France, features my beloved butternut squash. The squash provides the hearty meal loads of nutrients: beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber to name a few. Along with the beans, the chicken sausage packs a protein (and flavor) punch without going overboard on fat.