roasted acorn squash two ways ~ as a creamy soup and with smoked gouda and fresh basil

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I don’t talk much about squash. I don’t crave it, I don’t think it’s “been too long” since I’ve last had it… Let’s just say it’s not a staple in my marriage. With that though, I don’t treat it carelessly when we do buy it and I’ve worked really hard to get this right. I decided to cut the squash in half and treat each half completely differently but starting with the same initial prep of roasting.

Firstly, soup. I’ve mentioned the Philips Soup Maker before (see below link for direct message), and I cannot stress its capability enough. In this case, I made a roasted acorn squash soup with sweet onion, artichoke hearts, potatoes and cashews in a beef broth base. Before serving, I drizzled some sesame seed oil, added some grated parmesan and fresh basil.

Philips Soup Maker

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Secondly, I made a typical roasted acorn squash but…

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pesto potato casserole with fresh basil and mozzarella, zucchini noodles with dill and grated parmesan

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”Meatless Mondays” was started by someone, or maybe even a company of someones trying to redirect the public from the overconsumption of meat. This was an honorable endeavor, in my opinion. There are so many yummy ways to give meat a rest on this most unpleasant of weekdays. Pasta is one of the first ideas people have. I tried to combine pasta in the form of veggie noodles with another beloved carb: the basic happy buttery yellow potato.

Of all the potatoes, SunLite potatoes are my favorite. I’m not sure they can be found outside of FL but, if you do come across them you’ll see they have a much lower calorie, carb and fat count than most potatoes, without losing some of the same nutrients a sweet potato is known for. They may even be available to order online.

My second favorite potato is the yellow potato. I love…

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