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Mac ‘n’ Squash

Erin at The Conscious Shopper posted this recipe for mac ‘n’ squash that I was really happy with. (Jason suggested a little more tahini and mustard next time, but I’m a fan of bland.) Being the non-experimental cook that I am, I’m always looking for recipes that help me use the veggies I have on hand before they go bad. Winter veggies in general, and squash in particular, are tough for me. I never liked the mashed squash I ate as a kid, and I’ve almost completely avoided the vegetable as an adult. But if I want to eat more locally (and thus more seasonally) I have to figure out ways to enjoy things like squash. So if you have any recipes or tips that you think might be useful for winter cooking, or even canning, send them my way.


By the way, I just love The Conscious Shopper. And I wouldn’t expect it, since Erin’s a religiously conservative stay-at-home mom living in North Carolina—pretty much the complete opposite of me. But I love her writing style and the open, experimental tone of her blog. And while a lot of “green” blogs just advertise new products (kind of counterintuitive), she talks about her day-to-day struggles to be more efficient. It’s just great.


Comment from Erin aka Conscious Shopper
Time October 7, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Thanks so much for these kind words. I needed this today! And I’m glad you liked the recipe!

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Comment from Debbie M
Time November 8, 2009 at 1:50 am

I grate zucchini and similar squashes and add them to other foods I make like spaghetti sauce, chili, and potato soup. (I just add one single squash to the recipe.)

They are also really good in quick breads. Zucchini bread, obviously, but you can add them to banana bread and others.

My sister likes to slice them and saute them with other vegetables and add them to omelettes or to pasta with alfredo sauce (from a jar).

Comment from Brenda Pike
Time November 8, 2009 at 3:20 pm

That’s a great idea (especially the spaghetti sauce). When we were getting lots of zucchini and squash from our CSA we grated and froze a bunch, so it would be really easy to just pull them out and add to the sauce. Thanks!

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