– 2 mini Kabocha squash *
– 2 Corno di Toro peppers (one red and one yellow)
– 1 sm. red onion
– 2 scallions
– 2 T. of chopped Italian parsley
– 1 T. of extra virgin olive oil
– 1/2 t. salt
– 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake Kabocha approximately 30 min. Test firmness by sticking a fork in it, there should be no resistance. Let cool until safe to handle.
Peel Kabocha and remove seeds then cute unto bit sizes.
Cut peppers in half. Remove stem and seeds and cut into smaller bite sizes.
Dice onions and scallions and keep separate.
Add olive oil to a medium size pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until until transparent for about 3-5 min, stirring occasionally.
Add peppers and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add Kabocha, parsley, scallions, salt and pepper to the pan, mixing all ingredients gently. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and cook for 3 more minutes until heated through.
-1 cup raw long-grain white rice, rinsed
-7 cups chicken or vegetable stock
-1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, plus more for seasoning
-One-inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced thin
-1 small kabocha squash (about 2 1/2 pounds)
-Sliced green onion, for garnish
-Sesame seed oil or soy sauce, to taste (optional)
In large pot add stock, rice, salt and ginger. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Stir occasionally so that the rice doesn’t clump or stick at the bottom.
While the congee is simmering prep the kabocha squash: peel, seed and cut the kabocha squash into bite sized pieces, about 1/2-inch cubes.
Simmer the congee for about 30 minutes then add the kabocha squash. Add additional water if necessary if the kabocha is not cooked fully. Continue to simmer until the congee is thickened and creamy and the kabocha squash is tender and soft. Add salt to taste.
Top with sliced green onions and sesame oil or soy sauce, if desired. Serve the congee hot. Enjoy!
As the congee cools, it will become thicker. Add additional stock or water if necessary to make the congee to your desired thickness.
-1 Kabocha squash
-4 T. coconut oil, melted
-1 T. curry powder
-1 T. brown sugar
-Salt and pepper, to taste
-Freshly grated Parmigiano
-Fried sage (look online if you have never done this)
Prep and fry sage and set aside.
Next scrub the outside of the Kabocha squash and then with a very sharp knife carefully cut it in half and scoop out the seeds.
Lay the squash halves on their flat side and again with a sharp knife, cut them into wedges.
Place squash on a foil lined baking sheet and drizzle with melted coconut oil, salt, pepper, curry and dust the top with brown sugar.
Roast in oven at 400 ° for a total of 30 minutes. Turn wedges over half way through.
When done, top with freshly grated Parmigiano and fried sage. Enjoy!
-1 3-lb. kabocha squash*, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
-4 T. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
-1 canned chipotle chili, chopped, with 2 T. adobo sauce
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-1 T. honey
-½ c. almonds, roughly chopped
-1 lg. lime, juice and zest
-10 oz. kale, thick stems removed, roughly chopped
-2 oz. crumbled feta (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons
olive oil, chipotle chili, adobo sauce, garlic and honey. Season with
salt and pepper.
Add squash and toss to combine. Spread evenly on a large baking sheet, leaving plenty of room between each piece so it doesn’t steam. Bake for 30-45 minutes until tender and browned, flipping halfway.
While squash is roasting, toast the almonds. I put mine in a small baking dish in the toaster oven, checking frequently to make sure they don’t burn, or you could toast them in a small, dry skillet over medium-high heat.
Next, make the dressing. Whisk remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil with lime juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper.
When squash is done roasting, place kale in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with a little bit of the dressing. Massage the dressing into the leaves with your hands, which softens the kale. Add warm squash, almonds and feta. Serve with more dressing. Enjoy!