Tag Archives: butternut squash

Butternut Coconut Pork Curry

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Another Sunday just passed – this one happened to be my only day off for the week, and was accompanied by decent weather (as in not raining all day).  Since it was my only opportunity in the past six days (and likely the next six days as well) to get anything done outside, I knew that I needed to take advantage of every minute I could.  At the same time, we had Karen’s parents coming over for dinner – so I needed to put something together that I could get started in the morning and forget about until right before it was time to eat.  In other words, it was a perfect day for the slow cooker!

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Basil Roasted Chicken and Squash

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This recipe came about while we were recently on vacation in sunny Arizona (where we were able to get plenty of Vitamin D).  We had the opportunity to spend a week with Karen’s parents in a vacation condo – which afforded us the chance to cook our own meals instead of spending a week eating at restaurants.  We made a point to bring a handful of different spices with us, and then made a stop at the local grocery store as soon as we had checked into our condo to stock up the fridge.  After a lazy morning followed by an afternoon at the pool, we threw this together in just a short time (aside from the time in the oven).

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Rosemary Thyme Butternut Squash

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It has been a while since we’ve cooked butternut squash.  Not for any particular reason, but more due to a combination of busy schedules and the fact it takes a while to fully cook squash (especially when we’ve gone more than a year without  a microwave now).  Since we had a squash on the counter, the other night I threw together a quick mixture of fresh herbs from our deck and set to roasting it for an easy side dish.

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Winter Squash Chowder

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One of the best things about this time of year is the huge selection of different winter squash that are available.  Acorn, butternut, delicata, pumpkin, and any number of heirloom varieties.  And while roasted and grilled are favorite ways to use these fall fruits as a side dish, we’ve added some dry-cured ham and made them into a hearty one-pot meal.  This is definitely one of my favorite new recipes, and I look forward to making again and again.

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Curry Ginger Butternut Squash

Here is a variation on roasted butternut squash that is super easy to make.  The blend of curry with fresh cilantro and ginger add a little zip to this mild squash, while the raisins and honey add some balancing sweetness.  It goes great as a side dish in a curry-themed meal, or by itself as a little post-workout carbohydrate refueling.

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Chicken Butternut Curry Soup

This recipe grew out of a very specific set of circumstances one recent evening when my mom was in town for a visit.  Namely, it was a Thursday night, I’d had a long day at work (they all seem to be that way lately), and had completely spaced out pulling something from the freezer to thaw the night before.  Combined with the fact that there weren’t enough leftovers of anything in the fridge to feed the whole family, and it was already past 6pm, I needed to come up with something quick¹ that didn’t require something already thawed (have we mentioned that our microwave has been out of commission for over 2 months now?).

A quick hunting and gathering trip through the refrigerator and freezer yielded a butternut squash, some carrots, a piece of ginger root, an onion, two chicken breasts (frozen solid), and two slices of leftover bacon from breakfast.  Hiding in the pantry was a can of coconut milk and a quart of vegetable broth.  The garlic is ever-present in the kitchen windowsill, and of course we have a sizable spice cabinet.  Time to get busy.

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Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

This is a recipe that I got from my friend, Cheryl, and let me just tell you something about this great woman.  She is one of inspiration.  Cheryl found us at CFFV and once she learned about what it takes to eat healthfully, she grabbed ahold with a vengeance and did not let go.

Now I think diet is an evil word really.  It has been turned into a negative thing.  I don’t look at paleo or primal as a “diet.”  It is simply enjoying those foods which can’t help but make our bodies thrive, and in turn says “so long” to bogging ourselves down with inflammatory diseases.

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