Squash & Pumpkins – Fall is here!

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Isn’t it funny how pumpkins and squashes are used for decorative things in the house during the Fall season and especially during Halloween & Thanksgiving!? Did you know that there are other ways of using up squashes? Here are tips of what you can do with those squashes that are just laying around looking pretty! 

{Roast Them!}

Maple-Roast-Veggies

I love roasted veggies! The flavors intensify so much and you don’t lose any nutrients in the vegetable! Here is favorite recipe of mine, Maple Roast Veggies, from Weelicious.com using Delicata Squash and other delicious veggies! 

 

{Make Soup!}

coconut curry pumpkin soup

After roasting some of your squash, if you see that you have some pumpkins that look neglected, throw them in and make a soup out it! I love this Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup recipe by Love and Lemons! I have made it a couple of times now and that extra kick of the curry and the smooth coconut flavor add so much character to this dish! You have to try it!

{Make Salad!}

Butternut Squash Fall Salad

You know I can’t forget about one of my special recipes! This Roasted Butternut Squash Salad that I  made last year still is a hit at any event I take this too!

 

{Guide to Winter Squash by Oh My Veggies }

guide_to_winter_squash{Ambercup} A relative of the acorn squash. Its sweet flesh is great in soups or oven-roasted.

{Delicata} A sweet winter squash with edible rind.

{Sweet Dumpling} Another relative of the acorn squash. It’s the perfect size and shape for stuffing, although it’s also great cut into wedges or rings and roasted, like in this recipe.

{Acorn} Good in soup, but definitely best roasted or stuffed. Rind is edible, but can be tough.

{Spaghetti Squash} After roasting, scrape the flesh out of the spaghetti squash and serve it like pasta. This recipe from Once Upon a Cutting Board is one of my favorite ways to use it.

{Buttercup} This sweet squash is perfect roasted, pureed, or added to soups.

{Butternut} Butternut squash has a tough rind, so it’s best to remove it (although it is edible!). It can be used as a low-calorie replacement for sweet potatoes in many recipes. It’s incredibly versatile and tastes great roasted, pureed, as soup, and even in sandwiches.

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