[Cover photo by PaulaG.] Vegetables—eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, lettuce, cabbage, celery, zucchini, artichokes, avocados, acorn squash, grape leaves, potatoes, endive, cucumbers—stuffed with wondrous fillings, are contained in my series of Stuff It! cookbooks.
From the October 2009 issue of More magazine. I used sugar-free pancake syrup in place of the honey, and dried parsley flakes... I didn't have any mint, so I skipped that, and I left out the almonds due to personal preference. I also very stupidly didn't see the "salt and pepper to taste" part, but anyway, the cumin flavor is very pronounced. I also thought that the amount of filling was a bit too much for such small squashes, but it's good eaten plain too.
Sweet squash and spicy sausage...Mmmm! A great fall dish. I made this recipe up after searching for the perfect stuffed squash recipe-I think this is it!The stuffing would also be delicious in turkey or chicken. The squash can be cooked ahead of time-you may need to bake longer after stuffing.
This is my favorite of our family recipes. I've listed it as my mom always made, but I love to play with it. On Mexican night, I'll add a pinch of cumin or chili powder and use a Mexican cheese like Queso Ranchero. On Italian night, I'll add a pinch of Italian seasoning and use mozzerella cheese.
This is an old standy-by for fall. Whenever the acorn squash hit the market we would always ask Mom to make this. We never ate the squash part as kids but loved the meat and rice and sauce. Now, as an adult I get to eat my kids leftover squash shells. Fun meal...hope you enjoy.
From "The Fitness Kitchen" by Shelley Sinton. It is described as "Baked squash filled with creamy, honey-kissed ricotta and toasted nuts becomes comfort food on a cold, blustery day. Savor every spoonful as a midday meal or as a warm end to a long afternoon. Not only is winter squash tender and delicious, it's chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Tastes good and it's good for you. Add a cup of cooked chicken or turkey to the ricotta for extra protein. For variety, substitute tofu and toasted walnuts for the ricotta and hazelnuts."
Delicious squash combined with nutty rice and tangy goat cheese is a healthy delight, providing a hefty dose of fiber, vitamins A and C, and a little calcium. Serve whole or cut into wedges. This is from Delicious Living magazine, which I get from my health food store. Any good winter squash can be used.
This is a very tasty dish and makes a very lovely presentation. I have looked at many squash recipes on this site and couldn't find one with the same ingredients listed. This is also a very easy recipe to decrease or increase.