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roasted-acorn-squash1Yield: 2 servings

1 acorn squash
olive oil
organic maple syrup
1 sweet potato
1/4 small red onion
4-6 garlic cloves
1 cup spinach
1/2 bok choy stalk; about 4-6 full leaves and stems
1 jalepeno pepper
1 banana pepper
1 small red apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the guts and seeds, but leave the flesh. Place the halves on a cookie sheet lined with foil, cut side face up. Brush with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Peel and chop sweet potato into 1/2 inch chunks. Toss with olive oil, maple syrup and add salt to taste. Place on a lined cookie sheet. Place squash and potatoes in oven and roast for 25 minutes. Check potatoes halfway through to stir and toss.
  2. Chop and combine the onion and garlic with olive oil in a saucepan. Sauté over medium heat for a few minutes. Add peppers and chopped stems of bok choy and sauté for a 1-2 minutes. Turn heat to low and add chopped spinach and leaves of bok choy til slightly wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Remove squash and potatoes from oven. Stir roasted potatoes and apples into sautéed mixture. Divide into squash halves.
  4. Place squash back into oven for 15-20 minutes until tops are slightly browned.

Optional: Sautee chopped chicken and add to filling.

Adapted from Mrs Healthy Ever After

 

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Roasted Butternut Squash Ingredients
One 3-pound butternut squash-peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
12 sage leaves or 3 T dried crushed sage
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 425°

In a large bowl, toss the butternut squash with the olive oil and sage and season with salt and pepper.

Spread the squash on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in the oven for about 40 minutes, until tender and lightly browned, tossing once half-way through.

Transfer to a bowl and serve.

Serves 4

1 large delicata squash
1/2 red onion, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line an insulated baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Wash the squash and slice in half vertically and scoop out the seeds with an ice cream scoop. Slice into 1/4-inch sections.

Toss the squash with half of the onions, and full amounts of the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper making sure that there is just enough oil to coat. Place the squash in a single-layer on the prepared baking sheets and roast for about 30 mins, turning them over halfway through. The squash should be fully cooked and lightly browned on each side.

Arrange arugula on a plate. Add remaining sliced onions and additional sprinkle salt, pepper, and balsamic to taste. Top with hot squash.

via Bon Appetit

Serves 10

1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, cut into 3×1/2-inch wedges
1 1/2 pounds rutabagas, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
1 1/4 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), cut into 2×3/4-inch wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 350° Spray large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Combine squash, rutabagas, and sweet potatoes in large bowl. Add oil and cayenne and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread vegetable mixture on prepared baking sheet. Roast until vegetables are tender, stirring and turning occasionally, about 1 hour. DO AHEAD: Vegetables can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Let stand on baking sheet at room temperature. Rewarm in 350° oven until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Transfer vegetable mixture to bowl. Add red onion, chives, and vinegar; toss to blend. Season with salt and pepper.

via Martha Stewart

Serves 4

2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes, scrubbed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

A copper gratin dish or cast-iron skillet is ideal for roasting potatoes, but a rimmed baking sheet works equally well. To ensure that the potatoes cook evenly, slice larger ones in half lengthwise and leave smaller ones whole.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat a large ovenproof gratin dish or skillet in the oven 15 minutes. Combine salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary in a small bowl.

Toss potatoes in a medium bowl with the olive oil. Sprinkle generously with seasoned-salt mixture, and arrange potatoes in a single layer in preheated pan. Roast until they are golden on the outside and tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve hot with additional seasoned salt on the side.

via Martha Stewart

Makes 4 servings

2 lbs beets, scrubbed, peeled and thinly sliced
6 medium carrots, thinly sliced
3 T olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 T orange juice
1 1/2 t sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar
6 c mixed greens
1/2 c crumbled feta cheese**
1/3 c chopped walnuts, toasted

Preheat oven to 450.

On a rimmed baking sheet, toss beets and carrots with 1 1/2 T olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 30 minutes, tossing halfway through. Allow to cool.

While vegetables are roasting, whisk together the orange juice, vinegar, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, toss the mixed greens with half of the dressing and transfer to a serving platter. Toss the beets and the carrots with the remaining dressing and add to the platter. Add feta cheese and walnuts before serving.

**Remove cheese for Whole30.