2017   4 svgs, 400° oven

  • 2 LBs butternut squash, peeled, seeded & cut into 3/4″ chunks ~ 3 Cups
  • 5 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • s & p
  • ¼ C pistachios (toast 5 min, 400°)
  • 1 ½ C quinoa
  • 4 C broth (vegetable or water for Quinoa)
  • ¼ C cranberries
  • 1 TB white wine vinegar
  • 3 oz baby spinach

A. Roast cubed squash tossed with 3 TB oil,  thyme, 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper. Baking sheet in oven 30 mins.

B. Cook quinoa in water/broth. simmer covered ~ 9 mins, drain. Add 2 Tb oil, pistachios, cranberries, vinegar.

C. In Large bowl: toss spinach with hot squash from oven. Add B. (quinoa).

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Ina Garten 2017

A. Roasted Squash 400° oven, 25 min.

  • 1.5 LB butternut squash, peeled, diced 1″ cubes
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Toss all ingredients together, roast on baking sheet, 25 min. Cool.

B. Hummus – mix in food processor bowl

  • 1 can drained chickpeas, retain ¼ C liquid
  • ½ C plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • ¼ C Tahini
  • 1 Tb salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 C lemon juice ( 2 lemons)
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

Using food processor: mix A & B. Pulse to make coarse, add more liquid if necessary.

TOP with pomegranate seeds or drizzle maple syrup. Serve with Belgian endive to dip.

TOAST pita (brush with olive oil, salt).

 

Sunset 2015 serves 4-6, pre heat oven to 425°

  • 7 TBS olive oil – divided
  • 1 arbol or small dried hot red chili
  • 1 large celery stick diced
  • 2 small carrots diced
  • 1 large onion, half finely chopped, half into 1 ” chunks
  • 4 ½ tsp Garam Masala -divided
  • 1 tsp diced fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard divided
  • 1 C black beluga or French green lentils
  • 3 C vegetable/chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1 butternut squash (2 lbs) cut into 1″ chunks
  • ½ LB small whole brussels sprouts
  • ¼ C orange juice
  • Crème frâiche
  1. in 5-6 Qt pot, heat 3 TBS oil in pot med-hi heat. Add chili, celery, carrots, finely chopped onion. Stir & cook until softened (5 mins). Add 2 tsp Garam Masala, cook 30 seconds. Add thyme and 1 tsp mustard, cook 1 minute.
  2. Add lentils, 3 Cups broth,  ½ tsp salt. Cover and boil, then reduce heat simmer covered until lentils tender (40 minutes). Check to add more broth if needed.
  3. Use 9 x 13 baking dish. Whisk together: honey, ½ tsp salt, 4 TBS olive oil, 2½ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp mustard. Add squash, toss until coated. Roast 15 minutes, stir in onion chunks, brussels sprouts and cook until vegetables tender (15-20 mins)
  4. Drain excess liquid from lentil pot, discard chile, Stir in orange juice. Transfer lentils to shallow serving bowl. Spoon oven cooked vegetables on top, serve with creme frâiche