Squash and Lentil Curry
This Squash and Lentil Curry from Ricardo checks all the boxes. I had all the ingredients on hand in my pantry (except the squash, of course). This is so easy to make - just dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker, give it a stir and walk away for 6 hours. That's it!! It is quick to assemble, economical, and healthy - what more could you ask for in a meal?
The spices in this dish are very mild - you could easily add more for stronger flavouring. I used Perez Curry Spices (one of my favourite blends) and added a bit more than what the recipe called for and it was still quite mild. If you are not sure about Indian food - this is an excellent "gateway" dish. Serve it with naan bread or Basmati rice and enjoy!!
Curried Peanut and Butternut Soup
The recipe can be found here, just replace the Pumpkin with Butternut Squash. This recipe is from Bonnie Stern's Friday Night Dinners, the South African menu.
Squash Coffee Cake
This recipe is another gem from Ricardo. I made two of these and send one to work with my husband. This is a wonderful coffee cake recipe - I am sure the Butternut Squash could also be replaced with pumpkin and taste equally delicious. But there is something fun about telling people it is a Squash Coffee Cake.
Finally, if you have the cookbook Friday Night Dinners, I highly recommend the Roasted Carrot and Butternut Spread from the Thanksgiving Menu. Unfortunately, I do not have a link for the recipe and I do not repost recipes without permission/copyright.
|Blurry Curry, my 3 year old wanted to test his photography skills|
|This Squash Coffee Cake freezes well|