Of the squashes out there, one of the most under-rated have to be the Organic Honeynut Squash. Unlike the Butternut Squash which has the consistency of a potato, the Honeynut by its name, has a very sweet flavor and a creamy texture.
Here is what you’ll need:
- Cookie sheet covered in tinfoil.
- Organic Butternut Squash (2).
- Earth Balance (original) buttery spread.
Cut in half, remove the string and seeds and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
In a saucepan, you’ll want to melt a tablespoon of Earth Balance.
When the Honeynut Squash is fresh out of the oven, and you can stick a small fork into it to confirm its readiness, just drizzle the melted Earth Balance all over it. Serve and enjoy! Some might want to season it to taste with a hint of salt, others have added sugar, it’s up to you.
If you want a Vegetarian option, sprinkle Gorgonzola over it.
Silvana & Geoffrey
Since fall has fallen upon us, it’s time to enjoy the squashes that are appearing in abundance at your local grocers and farmers markets.
This super easy recipe is fun and super healthy. Here is what you’ll need:
One Organic Sweet Onion
Cremini Mushrooms (Trader Joe’s bag)
Baby Spinach (Trader Joe’s bag)
Dice up the onions add them to the skillet with the sliced Cremini Mushrooms and sauté them in olive oil (salt to taste). When the onions are browned, add the bag of baby spinach and sauté until cooked down, then add two tablespoons of Gorgonzola cheese and allow to melt in as you mix it in, then set aside.
Cut the Spegetti Squash, remove the string and seeds and place both halves face up on a cookie sheet covered in tinfoil. Lightly drizzle olive oil over both halves and season and salt to taste). Place both halves face down and bake in the oven 350 degrees for about 35-45 minutes (or until done).
Flip the Spegetti Squash and with a fork run it through to create that Spegetti texture. Add the sautéd onions, Cremini Mushrooms and Baby Spinach directly into the two halves Spaghetti Squash and mix everything together. Lightly sprinkle the Gorgonzola cheese on top, enjoy!
Silvana & Geoffrey
Here’s a New Mexico flavor inspired Guacamole. This is another rustic take on a very tasty side dish, or even made as a main ingredient for a main course. Remember, if you use organic ingredients, it always tastes better. I hope you enjoy it, Warmly, Geoffrey.
Here’s a quick way to make a refreshing spring time iced tea-spritzer, where you don’t require anything but your favorite flavorful tea, ice and some soda water or mineral water. Today I purchased Teavana’s Youthberry naturally flavored white tea blend from Starbucks with one thing in mind, making a Tea-Spritzer!
On a cold day, a bowl of vegetable soup will warm the heart, and bring a bit of good food to your tummy. My amazing better half Silvana made this for dinner the other night, it was so good, I had it for lunch today! Who doesn’t love a good bowl of soup? Below is the how-to, so you yourself can enjoy too.
Why buy canned/jarred pasta sauce? The whole process is super simple and very satisfying when you do it yourself. Below is a simple recipe that I cooked up literally on 10/04/2015 for dinner for Silvana and myself. Only took a few hours in total, and what turned out was far better than anything you would have bought. I hope you enjoy it, Warmly, Geoffrey.
Occasionally I have the need to make a meat dish for friends that come around… My influence is a fictional character named Hercule Poirot, where in an episode, he cooked a meal, where the meat was so tender, and you could use a single soup spoon for the entire meal. This is the influence of this dish. I hope you enjoy it, Warmly, Geoffrey. Here’s what you’ll need:
I present for your taste buds to try this fall, a semi-clear broth vegan vegetable soup that’s 100% salt free. As I always say, the fresher ingredients you put into it, the better tasting you’ll get out of it. I always try to shop organic produce whenever I can, and I truly find there’s a difference in the flavor of it overall. I hope you enjoy it, Warmly, Geoffrey. Here’s what you’ll need:
Gatto’ di Patate (Potato Cake) (Vegetarian version)
This recipe is a traditional Neapolitan comfort food dish perfect for Fall. It takes its name from the French “gateau” or cake. The filling can have many variants, as you add or substitute it with your favorite cheeses and/or meats. The following version is my favorite and the one I learned from my mom. Warmly, Silvana.
We’ve finally made it into the Fall. Everything is in change, the weather, the trees and it’s that time of the year to make Soup! Break out your crock-pot, here’s a Vegetarian Soup that will warm you right up, I hope you enjoy it. Warmly, Geoffrey Continue reading