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vintage veggie abundance bowl

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 22, 2016  |  0 Comments
Like leftovers? I do! In fact, sometimes I enjoy leftover vegetable dishes more than when originally made. Part of that may be because I consider leftovers as “vintage” cuisine! The other is because I may spend less time actively cooking. Since this month’s Recipe Redux theme is “Plant Protein Power Bowls,” it’s a perfect time to share with you one of my bowls using “vintage” veggies. I made this one with extra Seasonal Butternut Squash Hash Browns. I stir hemp seeds into the brown rice to significantly pump up the plant-based protein. And I finish it with a little touch of goat cheese for a touch of creamy decadence. (Hint: You can swap that for cashew cheese if you prefer to...
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seasonal butternut squash hash browns

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 21, 2016  |  1 Comment
I don’t know about you … but when butternut squash is in season, I love finding ways to include in meals … at least a few times a week! So here’s my latest recipe using this crave-worthy veggie. It’s a colorful and scrumptious twist on hash browns. Make it for breakfast and pair it with eggs. Think beyond breakfast, too. Serve it as an any day (or Meatless Monday!) side. If you have leftovers, they reheat just fine. Toss with pasta and goat cheese for an intriguing entrée. Or stuff them into tortillas along with refried vegetarian beans and avocado for a seasonal burrito. Enjoy! Why it’s better for you? Lots of nutrient variety and fiber!
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roasted butternut squash skewers

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 12, 2015  |  1 Comment
You simply can’t go wrong by serving roasted butternut squash as a seasonal side dish. But adding extra herbs and spice and serving it as a fun hors d’oeuvres on skewers is way more intriguing. So voila, here’s the recipe! These seasonal vegetable kebabs are crazy good! And when you’re able to give each and every butternut squash cube the individual attention it deserves, you’ll be more satisfied. This recipe can be easily doubled for a party buffet. The skewers are perfect to help you ‘Sideline Meat’ on Meatless Monday nights. Pair them with almond nog for a holiday celebration! Calories saved: 107 Why it’s better for you? The just-right portion size is a fun way to boost party-time veggie...
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creamy roasted squash soup

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 26, 2013  |  0 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 6 servings: 1 1/3 cups each Butternut squash is one of my favorite veggies to enjoy during the holidays, especially when roasted. How about you? And when roasted and pureed into a soup, it’s divinely comforting. I’ll be enjoying this creamy vegetarian-friendly soup often. I hope to hear you slurping up its sweet and savory goodness often, too. Happy holidays! Calories saved: 90
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creamy tomato & avocado squash casarecce

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 4, 2012  |  1 Comment
Makes 4 servings: 1 1/2 rounded cups each Comfort food isn’t just for wintertime. So here’s some summer comfort for you. Your family and friends will feel they’re getting treated like royalty when served this pasta recipe. That’s because this isn’t just any pasta dish. It’s decadent from a just-right amount of cream. And casarecce along with stewed heirloom tomatoes and avocado squash truly make it extra special. Avocado squash is lime-green-colored summer squash that’s named after its shape … an avocado, of course. Casarecce is a slightly twisted noodle that holds superbly onto sauces. But go ahead and try this sumptuous seasonal recipe with any other favorite pasta shape, like farfalle, gemelli, or rotini. It’ll be your crowning—and comforting—achievement...
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