butternut squash

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Care of Andrea Howe of Glowingongreens.com Autumn is a time that brings warmth into your life through hearty meals, family gatherings, and cozy sweaters. When I think of autumn foods, butternut squash recipes are without a doubt my go-to. Butternut squash is not only good for comforting and warm recipes, but it is packed full of nutrients. Squash is a category of many vegetables, including zucchini, pumpkin, or butternut squash. Their bright orange colour comes from the same nutrient that gives carrots their colouring– carotene! In the body, carotene is converted into Vitamin A, which is essential for eye health, bone health, and immune function. Butternut squash is also packed with vitamin C which aids in immune health, as well as skin and tissue repair. Both vitamin A and C are important to have in the colder months to help keep your immunity strong. Butternut squash contains many antioxidants, which help fight free radicals that can lead to cancer and disease development, one reason consuming at least one green and orange vegetable every day is recommended. Eating a diet rich in orange vegetables, including butternut squash can lower your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic… Read More

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Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Pasta with Swiss Chard

Care of Sandra Macdonald A healthy alternative to macaroni and cheese but, without the cheese. Did you ever think that by using butternut squash in pasta to make a sauce, it would even taste like cheese? Well, it does. Try it for yourself. If you’re looking for some comfort food on a rainy cold day or just wanting to impress some guests for dinner, this is fantastic pasta to make! Serves 2-4 people. Ingredients lb of butternut squash peeled and diced 1 package of brown rice penne pasta noodles 1 bunch of green Swiss chard chopped 1 large onion chopped 4 garlic cloves minced 1 1/2 cups of  organic rice milk 3 1/2 cups of vegetable broth 1/2 tsp of dried sage 1 tsp of dried thyme 2 tbsp of olive oil ½ tsp of sea salt Ground pepper to taste Directions Add olive oil to your frying pan, satay chopped onion and minced garlic until fragrant and onions are translucent, on medium heat. Add diced squash and cook for approx 3 minutes, then add your sage, thyme, sea salt and ground pepper. Let this cook for another 5 minutes while tossing with a wooden spoon to move around the flavours… Read More

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