Here are the recipes you left; they all sound great!:
- Gina (The Candid RD): Butternut and acorn squash soup It’s Gina’s favorite.
- Tami (Nutmeg Notebook): Acorn squash? No recipe, I just oven roast it and then flavor it with a little salt and pepper or cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar. Delicious.
- Nicole (Prevention RD): Acorn squash are so easy -- cut in half and roast at 375 for about an hour. I just put a tablespoon of butter, 2 Tbsp of pecans, and 1 Tbsp brown sugar in mine. I much prefer them sweet than savory, but I've heard they're great with quinoa in them, too!
- Melinda RD (Nutrition, Food, Travel, and More): Darn, I don't have the recipe, but it was baked acorn squash, then brushed with butter and brown sugar and filled with a quinoa salad that had celery, carrots, and some other stuff. I am going to keep looking, because I think the original recipe was with couscous, so I think I am searching for the wrong thing.
- Kasey (Fit for Wellness): I have a great recipe for roasted rosemary acorn squash (my hubby loved this recipe!)...
- Biz (My Bizzy Kitchen): Here are a couple recipes you might like: Acorn Squash Bisque (only 2 WW points) and this one was a chili stuffed acorn squash - loved the flavor combos in this one!
- Sophia (Burp and Slurp): Just slice the acorn squash thin and roast with brown sugar, or sauté with butter! Or stuff it with some kind of rice and then bake it...maybe kimchi fried rice? Tee hee.
- Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian): Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Green Girl (A Little Bit of Everything): I usually cut the acorn in half, roast it and them stuff it with salad. Yesterday i cubed 1/4 acorn and boil it with some carrots, peas and quinoa and when done added some chopped almonds and dried cranberries. Or i shred it and use it to make a Romanian pie
sometimes, when i ran out of time and Tiffany doesn't like what's for lunch/dinner I cube it and boil and puree it like I'd do mashed potatoes.
- Coco (Balance, Joy, and Delicias): I love baked acorn squash with cinnamon, brown sugar and butter! simple and comforting! :)
- Alysa (Inspired RD): Stuffed Acorn Squash
“Okay Andrea, what did you do with it?,” you ask. Well, I guess it’s not a big surprise, but I ended up making a butternut and acorn squash soup, inspired by Gina’s recipe. It’s very similar to my Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (or any “creamy” soup I make). I still don’t feel 100%, and a nice bowl of soup sounded great. Another reason I ended up making the soup was that I had a butternut squash sitting on my counter (from my 11/12 CSA box), which I had been meaning to roast for a while now. It was the perfect opportunity to use it.
I cut the butternut squash and the acorn squash in half and roasted them in a 375 degree oven for about an hour.
After the squash was done, I sautéed the celery (one stalk, cut into pieces) and one carrot (cut into pieces) in a bit of olive oil for about five minutes and then added the squash, which I had scooped out of its skin. Next I added vegetable stock, garlic, basil, and cilantro (one frozen cube of each, as I didn’t want to overpower the flavors of the soup) and cooked the soup for about 10 minutes.
Then I took the soup off the heat and let it cool a bit, before adding 2 tablespoons of whipped cream cheese. I usually don’t add any cream or cheese to my “creamy” soups, but the cream cheese definitely added a nice touch (even though I added only a little bit)! Gina added Greek yogurt when she made the soup, but I didn’t have any (but I did have cream cheese for bagels, which I ended up never buying…). I’ll try Greek yogurt next time! Finally, I pureed the soup with my immersion blender.
I REALLY like this soup! It was nice and creamy because of the cream cheese. And it had a nice, flavorful “squashy” taste! I can’t wait to make the other acorn squash recipes that are listed/linked above!
Questions: Do you have an acorn squash recipe you like that’s not listed above? If so, leave it in the comments or link to it, and I’ll update the post. I think it’s convenient to have as many recipes as possible in one place; I hope some of you find it helpful, too. How do you stay fit in the winter? I’m having a hard time getting enough movement (not just actual workouts)… And being sick for well over a week hasn’t helped… I know I have lots of catching up to do on Heather’s 100 Burpee Blast Challenge, which is one way to get moving… If you have any tips on how to get movement and exercise into your day in the winter, leave them in the comments. I’ll do a roundup post soon. Hopefully, it’ll help us all to stay active in the cold weather (if it’s cold where you are right now)…