Sunday, February 4, 2007

The case for squash

Some of you may be asking "why squash?" So here's what I have to say...

Winter squash (e.g. acorn, butternut, kabocha) is a vegetable I recommend to my clients around this time of year. Especially for those on a vegetarian/vegan diet. As the temperature gets colder, squash does a great job at insulating and providing warmth for the body. It also is very rich in Vitamin A and other nutrients that are essential in staving off colds and flus.

But also I think there is a lot of culinary potential with the ingredient. It can be made into soups, roasted, pureed, sauteed, and can even make a great desssert! Delicious!

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