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I'm surprised at the lack of mentions about squash. Am I the only one who eats it? I never really had until last year when I picked up an acorn squash on a whim.<br><br>
Squashes are good! although I don't like pumpkins.<br><br><br><br>
Here is a simple recipe that makes an impressive presentation:<br><br><br><br>
Cut an acorn squash in half width-wise so you have two 'bowls'. Spoon out the 'guts'. Place them face down in a shallow pan and cook for 20-30 minutes at 400c. Times vary depending on the size and number of squashes. They are done when you can stick a fork in easily, like baked potatoes.<br><br><br><br>
In the meantime, cook up some brown rice. Stir-fry peppers and onions and garlic. Mix veggies and rice together with tomato sauce.<br><br><br><br>
Spoon the rice mixture into the squash bowls. Sprinkle some parsley on the squash for garnish. (before cooking squash you may want to cut a little off the bottom so they sit upright).<br><br><br><br>
I love this meal because it really is simple, but looks complex, and you can put any variety of veggies or tofu in the rice.
 

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mmmm.... great recipe. I'm all over that. I usually just bake the acorn squash and then put some nutmeg and a little earthspread on it. YUM.
 

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ooooohhhhhh I love squash! I love it roasted with a bit of olive oil drizzled overtop or just about any way a person can do it. I would love to try that recipe. YUMMMM!<br><br><br><br>
BTW: most winter squash seeds can be roasted and eaten like pumpkin seeds. I used to have the recipe once but I can't find it anywhere....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I LUV squash! I ate some for breakfast...it makes me a tid bit gassy, however. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
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I like squash! I like butternut squash, cooked and mashed like potatoes, with honey and margarine. mmm..<br><br>
I also had a sweet n sour squash recipe once, it was good.
 

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hmm, not many responses. I guess squash is not very popular. Butternut squash is good covered in margarine and brown sugar.
 

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I love squash of all kinds and zuchinni too. I like to fry yellow squash up with tomatoes and onions. I made a dish for Thanksgiving that was similar to the one posted for the stuffed acorn squash. It had wild rice, onions, hazelnuts, dried cranberries, and lots of seasonings. Yummy!
 

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I love spaghetti squash, too. Bake it up, pull out the strings, eat like pasta. YUMMY!<br><br><br><br>
Delicatti (sp) squash is fabbo when fried like eggplant slices. Sooo sweet and good...<br><br><br><br>
Zucchini and crookneck (yellow) squash is wonderful in many recipes. I like to fry it up with tomatoes and onions (like pickletatertot), or fry it up with onions, a bit of chili powder, cumin and put corn with it. This also works well with the Mexican squash variety that I can't remember the name of right now (calabesas.....calabecetas...... Oh, think Dee, think <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whack.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whack:"> ).<br><br><br><br>
Choyote squash (mirlitons) can be fried, baked, steamed, whatever and it comes out fabbo. There's a recipe for mirliton pie somewhere in my collection and I've done it like a baked apple before too. Great stuff!<br><br><br><br>
I never met a squash I didn't like. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:">
 

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I'm new to chayote. I've only tried it once--pretty good.<br><br><br><br>
I've also tried the bottle gourds and "fuzzy melon" types from my local asian produce store without much success.
 

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I love squash of all kinds. I just eat it by itself a lot, but I've also made some delish squash soups. I make curried squash and apple soup all the time, and I've also made some great squash soup with orange juice and peas. Yummy! Butternut, acorn and pumpkin are my favorites. The sweeter the better!
 

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another really good way to do acorn squash is to cut it into bowls, scoop out the guts, bake face down<br><br><br><br>
while baking, cut up peppers, butternut squash, tomatoes, onions<br><br>
saute with some seasonings<br><br>
add coconut milk to it<br><br><br><br>
when cooked to your liking, spoon into the acorn squash, and serve on a bed of black beans... dotting the beans with a small amount of the veggie mixture<br><br><br><br>
looks great... tastes even better<br><br>
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Mmm. I like to fry up diced acorn squash with some tofurky slices, green onions and a pinch or two of nutmeg. Very simple and very delicous.
 

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pumpkin is a type of squash. I grew up in Roland, Manitoba which is "the home of the giant pumpkin". We have a giant fibreglass pumpkin as our town 'landmark'. Every year we have a pumpkin fair with a giant pumpkin weigh-off. Last year's winning pumpkin was over 900 pounds!
 

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mmmm butternut squash. last weekend, when visiting my grandparents, my grandma made me butternut squash roasted while everyone else was having um pork. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"> but anyway, my dad tried the squash because he trusts my grandma's cooking a lot more than mine i guess, and actually admitted to liking it! small victory for a highly underappreciated vegetable.
 

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Squash is one of my favorites. My ma makes a stuffed acorn squash for the winter holidays. It has cranberries, apples, pears, walnuts, orange juice and zest, brown sugar and spices. It is a meal itself, though she serves it on the side of turkey. My favorite way to have squash is with brown sugar and hazlenut butter. The nuts are expensive in some parts ofthe country but here in Oregon they're reasonable, and often free (from the neighboor's tree, or one at the park). Yummy!
 

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I have an excellent recipe my friend brought back from Australia. It's called Pumpkin Casserole. She explained that in Australia they have all kinds of squash and they call them pumpkins. This recipe isn't vegan because it has cheese in it. Maybe you could substitute a soy cheese that's vegan, I'm not sure. Here's the recipe:<br><br>
1/2 butternut squash<br><br>
1/2 kobocha squash (I only used butternut)<br><br>
2 onions, cut up<br><br>
1 zucchini, cut up<br><br>
2 - 4 carrots, cut up (depending on size - I used 2 carrots and 2 parsnips and it was great)<br><br>
Add salt and pepper to taste<br><br>
Mix in a bowl and put in large baking dish (you don't have to put butter or margarine on the dish)<br><br>
Cover the veggies with shredded cheddar cheese (If you eat cheese, try adding some asiago - this is really good)<br><br>
Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for one hour.
 
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