baked kabocha squash with vegetable stew December 2, 2007

Filed under: food,kabocha,seitan,stews,winter — insomnisnack @ 7:51 pm

Thanks for the kabocha cuteness, i can has cheeseburgers !!

Originally planned for the Harvest Dinner menu, but by the end of dinner I was still carving into the pumpkin. Another time, perhaps? Yes.

I couldn’t find a pumpkin so I used this kabocha squash, which has a very hard, green, bumpy skin and shocking orange flesh. Since the end result has a lid I took off the stem and thin layer before cooking. Safety first when cutting into this thing!! First I brushed the kabocha with oil, seasoned it with salt, and I baked the whole thing for 30 min at 350, then 30 min at 400.

I scooped the insides (could not take out the inner flesh while raw – this is a very hard squash) after it baked and spooned in the stew. This made me happy!

roasted kabocha

stew in kabocha

kabocha with lid


banana squash curry and golden quinoa October 8, 2007

Filed under: banana squash,curry,fall,food,quinoa,stews — insomnisnack @ 1:23 am

I’ve mentioned that I’ve found myself in the situation of eating 6 meals in a row of the same dish. What’s the best solution for that? Make two dishes (see previous post)!! I revisited my cache of recipes saved at the epicurious site for this one. I didn’t have much prep because I purchased a quartered squash, and had peeled carrots from a previous dish. It was a pretty quick stew, in fact. All in all, 25 minutes. The quinoa took about 20 minutes to cook. I left out the onion, but kept the garlic and turmeric for color. I like to bring my lunch to work, and this one will be a nice reminder of the weekend.

banana squash stew

quinoa and curry