Monday, November 22, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021: Stuffed Honeynut Squash

This will be on our Thanksgiving table again this year.  I'll also make these with my traditional bread stuffing - Herb & Shallot Stuffing.  I will use veggie stock in place of turkey/chicken stock and I will use olive oil in place of butter.  I have one Vegan in my house and this will be for her but it's just as delicious and everyone loves it.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo
Quinoa-Stuffed Honeynut Squash

1 cup Quinoa, cooked
Juice of one lemon
1/4 or to taste Spanish or Italian Olive Oil
1 tsp honey
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
one bunch italian parsley, chopped
one jar chickpeas, drained

Cook quinoa, remove from pan to large bowl and allow to cool slightly.  Whisk together the lemon, oil, honey and pour over quinoa.  Add Salt and pepper to taste.  Fold in chickpeas and parsley.  (This makes a lot!  Use it during the week - packs up nicely in lunchbox.)

Cut honey-nut squash in half, remove seeds, drizzle with olive oil and salt & pepper (I also added a tiny bit of brown sugar but this is optional).  Turn skin size up (flesh down) on baking sheet and roast at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes until knife inserted into skin goes in without resistense.  Scoop quinoa into cavity of squash (as much as you can to overfilling) and put back in the oven to warm through (about 10 minutes).  Enjoy!