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Squash Farro Salad {#MeatlessMonday}

November 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Have you been to the farmers market lately? So many colors and varieties of winter squash are on display at ours right now. When I came home with the Kabocha squash I used for tacos a few weeks ago, the boy was disappointed it was not an acorn squash. So we’ve been getting acorn squash [...]

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Tags: at market · meatless monday · recipes · vegetables · vegetarian · weeknight meals · whole grains

Braised Summer Squash with Chèvre {#6SecondRecipe for #MeatlessMonday}

September 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments

As much as I love summer, I just adore the farmers market in September. Tomatoes, corn and summer squash share table space with autumn squash, beans and early apples for a few fleeting weeks of seasonal overlap. Of course, when temperatures are still in the 80s or even 90s here in DC, it’s nice to [...]

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Quick Stewed Summer Squash and Sweet Corn

August 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s the home stretch of summer, when markets are teeming with fresh sweet corn, peppers, peaches, squash, tomatoes and melons. I’m pretty sure my kids would happily live on corn and watermelon, but the other veggies are too tasty to pass up. On a recent market trip, the foodie boy was particularly smitten with this [...]

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Tags: at market · recipes · summer · vegetables

Quinoa-Stuffed Zucchini Boats (for Meatless Monday)

August 6th, 2010 · 13 Comments

If you garden or belong to a CSA, you’re likely searching for new ways to use up all that zucchini and summer squash right about now. These meatless stuffed zucchini, or “zucchini boats,” are a simple and tasty recipe that’s fast enough for a weeknight supper. I use quinoa, a quick-cooking grain similar to cous [...]

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Meatless Monday: Curried Sweet Potato and Squash Soup

February 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

This twist on the classic winter soup is one of those happy accidents that happens when you don’t have quite enough of one ingredient — or in this case, a very petite butternut squash. I supplemented with two sweet potatoes and loved the richer flavor it gave the soup. It’s light on the curry, for [...]

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Tags: at market · meatless monday · recipes · soup · vegetarian · weeknight meals · winter