BM# 71: Week 2/ Day 1
Theme: Seasonal Special Produce — Winter Squash
Dish: Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash
We are starting a new week of blogging marathon today and my theme for this week is ‘Cooking with Seasonal Produce‘. There are quite a few amazing vegetables to pick from this time of the year, like cauliflower, broccoli, cranberries, brussels sprouts etc. I picked Winter Squash and I have 3 delicious recipes coming up. First up is a simple stuffed delicata squash recipe. Here are some of the winter squash available during this time of the year. During my initial days I wasn’t sure what to do with the squash and never bought them. Slowly I started buying butternut squash and pumpkin. But this is the first time I went all out and bought all these squash all at the same time.This was my first time I cooked with delicata squash, it has a much delicate skin than the other winter squash and can be eaten without peeling.First the squash is baked until tender and then stuffed with quinoa that is flavored with curry powder.Stuffing can be made with any grain of your choice. Brown rice or bulgur will be a great alternate here. I love adding dried cranberries for slight sweetness and a few almonds for crunch. This dish can be served as a vegan or vegetarian main dish or as a side dish for the holidays parties.