Stuffed Delicata Squash with Coconut Creamed Greens
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 604 kcal
Stuffed Delicata Squash
4 small delicata squash
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Saffron Rice Pilaf
5 to 6 saffron threads
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 large onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup dried currants
1/3 cup sliced almonds
Coconut Creamed Greens
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 large onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 bunch chard, stems removed and finely chopped
1 cup full fat coconut milk
Cook the delicata squash
Heat oven to 375°F.
Slice the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Brush each half with a bit of coconut oil.
Lay the squash cut side down on a lined baking sheet. Roast delicata squash for 25 minutes or until just tender.
Cook the rice pilaf
Place saffron threads in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon boiling water and let sit 5 to 6 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add onion and salt. Let onions cook 8 to 10 minutes until fragrant and translucent.
Stir in turmeric until well combined.
Add basmati rice and stir until well coated with oil and combined with onions and spices.
Gently pour in water and soaked saffron threads. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cover.
Let rice cook 15 to 20 minutes. Then remove from heat and let steam another 5 to 10 minutes.
When rice is cooked, stir in currants and almonds.
Cook the coconut creamed greens
Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
Add onions and garlic and let cook about 10 minutes until onions are fragrant and translucent. Stir in the cumin and cinnamon.
Increase heat to medium high. Add chard to the pan. You may need to add in batches depending on how large your pan is. Saute the greens until just wilted, about 5 minutes.
Pour in coconut milk and stir to combine. When the milk is beginning to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer in coconut milk about 10 more minutes.
Assemble the stuffed delicata squash
Turn roasted delicata squash cut side up on baking sheet. Spoon rice pilaf into the center and top with coconut creamed greens.
Return to oven and bake another 15 minutes to heat through.
Sweet & Spicy Delicata Squash with Apples & Onions
Whole30, paleo, and gluten free.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
2 delicata squash
1 apple I prefer Honeycrisp!
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne more or less to taste
1/2 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 425. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Wash your squash well (since you are going to be eating the skin this is an important step!), then cut in half. Scoop out the seeds, then cut into 1/2 inch thick rings. Slice the onion into 1/2 inch thick slices, and cut the apple into 1-2 inch pieces (I kept the skin on).
Add the squash, apple, and onion pieces into a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss well.
Croatian Chard & Potatoes (Blitva)
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Total time 20 mins
3 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and cut in 1 in. chunks
about ⅓ c. Olive Oil
about 5 plump cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
1 big bunch Swiss Chard, tough center stalk removed, greens cut into ½ in. wide strips
Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Combine olive oil and garlic in a large pot and place over medium-high heat. After about 2 minutes, the garlic should be soft (but not yet browned) and the oil should be very fragrant. Add the potatoes and cook, stirring a couple of times, until the potatoes start to turn golden around the edges, 5-7 minutes.
Add half of the Swiss chard, sprinkle with kosher salt, and toss with the potatoes. Add the remaining chard, season with salt, toss. Cook until the greens have wilted, 3-4 minutes. Taste. Season with additional salt, if needed, and freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Orange, Banana and Pear Smoothie
2 cups Orange Juice
1 whole Pear, Peeled And Seeded
1 whole Banana, Peeled
6 Ice Cubes
Dump everything into the blender. Blend away. Drink immediately.
Note: You can also add fresh mint.
One-Skillet Veggie Hash
3 tbls olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 (or more) cloves garlic, minced
1 tbls chopped fresh sage leaves
2 red potatoes, diced
1 medium sweet potato, diced
15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups Swiss chard, coarsely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Red pepper flakes
1 tbls chopped fresh parsley
Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the onion, pepper, garlic, sage, red potato and sweet potato to the pan, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Add the beans and Swiss chard to the skillet, stirring until the chard wilts, about 3 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
Top with the chopped parsley and serve.
Swiss chard — kale, collard greens, spinach
Sage — rosemary, thyme, dried cumin
Sweet potato — butternut squash, delicata squash
Black beans — pinto beans, lentils
Parsley — cilantro
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Nutrition per serving:
Fat 11 g
Sodium 171 mg
Carbohydrates 39 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 9 g
Broccoli Apple Soup
1 large bunch of broccoli (about 3 heads with stems)
3 Tbsp butter
1 cup of thinly sliced or finely chopped yellow or white onion
1 good cooking apple (a non-tart apple such as Jonagold, golden delicious, McIntosh), peeled, cored, chopped
3 cups of chicken stock
1 cup of unfiltered apple juice or apple cider (not hard cider)
4 sprigs of lemon thyme or thyme
2 long strips of lemon zest
1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives for garnish
1 Prep the broccoli: Separate the broccoli florets from the stems. Peel the outer tough skin of the stems with a vegetable peeler. Slice the stems into rounds and chop finely (a mini chopper food processor works well for this step).
2 Cook the sliced onions and apples in butter: Heat a thick-bottomed medium large (4-quart) saucepan on medium heat. Melt the butter in the pan. Add the onion and the apple and lower the heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, until onions are translucent and apples are softened.
3 Add broccoli, stock, cider, thyme, lemon zest: Add the broccoli florets and the chopped broccoli to the apple onion mixture. Add the stock and the cider.
Tie up the thyme sprigs with kitchen string and add to the pot. Add strips of lemon zest to the pot as well.
Increase the heat, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to maintain a low simmer, covered. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
4 Purée soup: Remove from heat. Remove thyme and lemon peels from the soup (discard)! Working in batches, filling up the blender bowl to no more than one third full at a time, purée the soup.
5 Adjust seasonings: Return soup to the pot, reheat and adjust seasonings to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh chives to serve.
Swiss-Chard, Potato, and Chickpea Stew
1 pound Swiss chard, tough stems removed, leaves washed well and chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes (about 3), peeled and sliced 3/4-inch thick
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups drained and rinsed canned chickpeas (one 19-ounce can)
3 cups canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock
1 cup water
2 hard-cooked eggs, cut into wedges
How to Make It
Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the chard and cook for 3 minutes. Drain thoroughly and set aside.
In a Dutch oven, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the potatoes and onion and sauté, stirring frequently, until the potatoes start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, paprika, turmeric, cayenne, and salt and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the cooked chard, chickpeas, broth, and water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Serve the stew garnished with the hard-cooked eggs.
Banana Orange Bars
2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
1-2/3 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
4 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
ORANGE BUTTER FROSTING:
5 tablespoons butter, softened
4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
5 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
In a large bowl, beat the bananas, sugar, oil and eggs until well blended. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into banana mixture until blended.
Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
For frosting, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in orange juice and zest until smooth; spread evenly over cake.
1 piece: 374 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Chard, White Bean, and Potato Soup
2 15-oz. cans cannellini or navy beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (11/4 cups
1 small onion, quartered and thinly sliced (1 cup)
4 medium new potatoes (11/4 lb.), sliced into 1-inch-thick half-moons
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
10 cups stemmed Swiss chard leaves, coarsely torn
1. Smash 3/4 cup beans in bowl with back of fork to form paste; set aside.
2. Heat oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook 5 minutes, or until softened. Add potatoes, and cook 10 minutes, or until tender. Stir in garlic, and cook 2 minutes more.
3. Add broth, 1 cup water, smashed and whole beans, and nutmeg to pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 12 to 15 minutes. Add chard, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Simmer 5 minutes, or until chard is wilted.
Carbohydrate Content: 48 g
Fat Content: 5 g
Fiber Content: 15 g
Protein Content: 13 g
Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
Sodium Content: 392 mg
Sugar Content: 5 g
Delicata Squash & Broccoli Coconut Curry
Yield: 4-6 servings
1 Tbsp. coconut oil (either refined or unrefined)
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 ½ Tbsp. Thai red curry paste