The last few weeks have been really busy for me & as much as I’ve wanted to blog, my mind has just been splintered in too many different directions to come up with anything decent to share with the world. However, today I saw a recipe online that inspired me to try my own variation of it, & it turned out so well that I felt I ought to share it. If you’re looking for a healthy (& easy!) side dish or appetizer for a Christmas/holiday dinner or party, this would be a perfect choice.
- 1 butternut squash
- 2-3 TBS curry
- 2-3 TBS brown sugar
- 1-2 TBS olive (or coconut) oil
- Grated goat cheese
- Optional: Crumbled pecans (or walnuts, almonds, etc)
- Peel 1 butternut squash. Stand it on one end & cut it in half so that you have 2 long slender halves (see picture below). Spoon out the seeds (a grapefruit spoon works great for this).
- Next cut the squash into bite-size cubes/slices. Spread the pieces onto a cookie sheet covered with foil & greased with either olive or coconut oil.
- Combine a few tablespoons of brown sugar & a few tablespoons of curry (y’all know I don’t measure; I just guess) & sprinkle this over the squash.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 350 F. At that point, drizzle with a little extra olive oil if the squash seems to be drying out.
- Bake for another 20 minutes & then serve with grated goat cheese on top. For extra protein/healthy fat, sprinkle a few crumbled pecans (or walnuts, almonds, etc).
To all my lovely readers, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukah, Happy Boxing Day, or whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year.