Butternut Squash


Ultra Creamy Coconut Curry Soup with Kale and Butternut

Meet your new best friend……Fat.  Flavorful curry, creamy coconut milk and ultra rich coconut oil make this a satisfying soup for any time of year.  Though butternut squash from KyV Farm is not in season right now in Florida – those little buttery squashes waited patiently on the counter for […]

Coconut Curry Soup

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Quesadilla with Avocado and Fresh Sprouts

Just think…warm and sweet butternut squash, bright, sunny lemon, nutty tahini, purple onion and wilted spinach….doesn’t that sound great for summer?  It’s wonderful even cold! This butternut squash dish was one of the recipes that Cara and I chose to make while she was in town visiting.  In addition to the tahini and olive […]


Wine Down Wednesday – Caramelized Onion, Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Thyme Pizza with Garlic Chive Pesto with Dr Hermann Riesling and Organic Pares Balta Penedes Garnatxa Cabernet

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegetarian dish paired with two different wines from Broadbent Selections. To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. In this case, mushrooms, thyme, butternut, garlic and chives. The wines […]


Florida Fall Harvest Soup

Last Thursday was my second CSA pickup and I stayed behind to discuss some workshop ideas with Vivian and Francisco for KYV farm. As we chatted, Vivian offered me some soup.  It was delicious.  A hearty mix of all the veggies we got from our CSA, lentils and barley. The […]


Sweet Curry Roasted Butternut and Pear Salad with Walnuts

One of my favorite salads at Native Sun is a curry sweet potato pear salad with walnuts.  There is something about the sweetness of the pear and sweet potato against the spice mixture of the curry and the nutty walnuts that makes it a perfect balance.  I recreated it once […]


Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

Happy Thursday blogger friends!  I have good news and bad news.  The good news is this butternut squash recipe.  The bad news (for me) is that my beloved camera broke again (I can’t blame Canon though due to the unfortunate incident where it bumped the side of the car). On the positive […]


Butternut Squash, Collard and Quinoa Soup

Butternut Squash, Collard and Quinoa Soup Ingredients 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped 2 cups chopped baby carrots2 yellow onion, diced2 tsp minced garlic6 cups vegetable stock or broth2 bunches of collards, de-stemmed and chopped1/3 cup quinoaSalt and pepper to taste2 tsp dried thyme Directions 1. Sauté the onion until softened […]