Friday, March 11, 2011

Johnny Appleseed Stuffed Buttercup Squash

I had no idea, but Johnny Appleseed was one of the greatest people to ever live. Who knows really, but he was vegetarian, treated animals with the utmost respect, was a lifelong itinerant, wore shabby clothes, planted apple nurseries, etc. I wish there were more primitive Christians in the world, because then I would be so much cooler with Christianity. Seriously, I'm gonna go to the library and take out all the books on J. Appleseed like tomorrow.

I think this squash is buttercup. If someone reading this knows better, tell me what's up. I'd never cooked one before, but I totally lucked out with the purée I filled it with. So good.

makes 2 halves

1 buttercup squash, halved
1/4 c. cashews, soaked in 1/2 c. water
1/2 crown broccoli
1/2 hot house tomato
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper and paprika and hot sauce to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
2. Place the squash, broccoli, and garlic in the oven. Take the garlic out after a few minutes.
3. In a blender, purée cashews and water. Add in the tomato, broccoli, and garlic; purée until smooth.
4. After the squash has been cooking for approx. 25 min., fill it with the puréed stuff and pop back in the oven for another 15-20 min.

I ate this with some delicious baba ghanoush, black olives, and chips that my good friend made and brought over. So nice of her.

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1 comment:

  1. If you want to gain a healthy respect of Christianity, I would avoid looking at Christians altogether. As a rule, we don't represent well regardless of how we're dressed.