Don’t be scared of cooking big vegetables like pumpkin or squash. ¬†Although these vegetables may look intimidating, they are easy to cook and taste so delectable on their own, requiring minimal ingredients to enhance their taste.
The Taste:
If you haven’t tried butternut squash, your missing out. Its bright orange colour alone should give you an idea of how succulent this vegetable can make any meal taste. Butternut squash gives me the same feeling I had as a kid when I ate cotton candy at a carnival, without the massive amounts of sugar. This vegetable is extremely easy to cook and can really upgrade a meal from economy to business class.Recipe
Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash (cut in half lengthwise)
  • 1 tbsp or butter
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cover a baking dish with aluminum foil and add about 1/2 cup water into the dish. Place the squash facing down so the skins of the squash should be facing up.
  2. Bake until tender, for about 1 hour. The insides of the squash should be able to scrape off the skin with minimal effort. Remove the skin and place the squash into a bowl. Then add the butter and salt and pepper. Enjoy!
Its about balance . . . 
I don’t need to tell you that butternut squash is full of vitamins C and A and that it contains fibre, potassium, magnesium and folic acid (all nutrients you need to help with digestion, reduce blood pressure, build strong bones, and help with development of a growing baby). You know that vegetables are good for your health. So let’s talk about ways you can eat this vegetable!1. Soup: Butternut squash makes the BEST soups. Try one of my favourite recipes here.
2. Stuffed Squash: Once you look at this feta-stuffed butternut squash recipe I bet you will be going to the grocery store to get the ingredients to make it.
3. Roasted butternut squash cubes: If you like your squash on the sweeter side, roast it with some olive oil, honey, and cinnamon. It’s almost like a dessert!
4. Add some to a wrap: There is nothing better than changing up the ingredients you use in your lunch wraps. Butternut squash goes great with chicken and spinach.
5. Add some to a pasta dish or on top of a pizza. Be creative ;)

Overall Recipe Rating: 5/5 Kiwis