My Baby's Got Squash

This fall/winter favorite comes in so many varieties. The beauty of many winter squash that I find is I can use the same recipe on every one of them and it all tastes so yummy :D "My Baby's Got Squash" is a very warm, grounding recipe - paired nicely with some tea light candles and a little traditional African guitar music on the side. 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1-2 Winter Squash of your choice (you will generally be able to find Acorn Squash at most grocery stores)
  • 1 Can of Roasted Garbanzo Beans
  • 4 TBS of Coconut Oil (can substitute olive oil)
  • Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
  • Black Peppa 
  • "Herb de Province" or any herbal blend spice that you enjoy 
  • A Handful of Nuts of your choice - here I used some left over trail mix of dried berries and cashews 
  • 1 Clove of Garlic - diced 
  • A Dash of Cinnamon 

Squash

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees 
  2. Slice squash in half and remove the seeds (can set aside to make toasted seeds later on)
  3. Place both halves of the squash face up in a glass cooking dish with 1-2 inches of water covering the bottom of the dish. 
  4. add 2 TBS of coconut oil per half of squash (the squash are acting as bowls for these ingredients at this point). 
  5. Sprinkle each squash half with sea salt, black pepper, herb de province spice blend, and cinnamon (spread around the rim with your finger or a spoon with coconut oil). 
  6. Add in your handful of nuts/dried berries 
  7. Cook for 30-40 minutes or until soft when you poke with a fork. 
  8. Add roasted garbanzos into each half when finished 
  9. Top with sprouts if desired

Roasted Garbanzos

  1. Lay out one piece of paper towel on a plate 
  2. Rinse the can of Garbanzo Beans 
  3. Spread them on the towel and dry them completely 
  4. Once dried (80-90%), place them on a oil coated baking sheet (coconut oil or olive oil) 
  5. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and a dash of cayenne on the beans - roll them around by shaking the pan from side to side. 
  6. Cook for 30-45 minutes (400 degrees) till golden brown and crunchy 

Place both the beans and the squash in the oven at the same time - and they should come out done around the same time. 

Add a salad &/or protein on the side of your choice!