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Spice-Roasted Acorn Squash

9 Sep

IMG_1952Just 1 cup of this cute little pumpkin (including all other winter squashes) is loaded with Vitamin A (60% of DV), C (26%), 5 grams of fiber and plenty of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Winter squashes are also shown to reduce inflammation and regulate blood sugar levels…. so how do you cook this delectable veggie? Well, while I love to use butternut squash in soup, I find simply roasting acorn squash in spices and herbs to be warm and comforting too!

 

Ingredients:

1 acorn squash

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

***you can also skip the spices and use herbs such as thyme, oregano and parsley with the sea salt

 

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 375°. Wash acorn squash thoroughly and pat dry. Cut off stem and bottom of squash, then slice in half and scoop out the seeds. You can discard the seeds or roast them. The skin is edible, so I don’t peel it, but you can if you want or if you’ve purchased a non-organic squash.

2. Cut the halved squash in half again, then cut into 1/4″ wedges (I follow the natural grooves of the acorn squash) so they resemble steak-size fries.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine coconut oil and spices (or the herb options with sea salt).

4. Place the acorn squash wedges in the coconut mixture and coat well. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes.

Serves 2-4

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Goat Cheese and Eggs Breakfast Quesadilla (gluten-free)

3 Mar

IMG_1392This simple beauty is inspired by my dear friend Monika who makes some mean refried black bean quesadillas.

 

Ingredients:

1 tortilla ( I like Enjoy Life’s Ezekiel Sprouted Tortilla or their Rice Tortilla for those of us gluten-free birds)

1 Tbsp hummus 

1 Tbsp goat cheese

3 eggs

1 tsp coconut oil

broccoli slaw

sea salt and pepper to taste

salsa for dipping (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to Broil. Spread hummus and goat cheese on half of tortilla. Set on cookie sheet and place in oven with the door slightly open, broiling for 2-2.5 minutes.

2. While tortilla is broiling, scramble eggs in coconut oil, salt and pepper to taste. Before eggs finish scrambling, throw a handful of broccoli slaw in the eggs to finish the scramble.

3. Remove broiled tortilla from the oven and set on plate. Place egg scramble on hummus/goat cheese half of tortilla. Fold tortilla in half forming a quesadilla. Use a pizza cutter to cut into fourths. Serve with salsa.

 

Serves 1