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Im 30 yrs old very happy married to a wonderful man (Nathan) i have a 7yr old son (Lochlan) and one on the way! We live in a town called Davistown. Im an aussie that use to live in the states! But have recently returned back to Australia! And im VERY passionate about cooking and my family!

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Friday, November 6, 2009

~Lets Talk About Butternut Squash~


So how many of you actually cook with this delish veggie? Growing up i hated it absolutely hated it! But as we get older our taste buds change and you would be suprised if you revisited some of the foods you hated growing up! So this fall just like last fall butternut squash was a HUGE item in my cooking :) It is so inexpensive, its tasty! It can hit your sweet craving or your savory one! In the next few posts i will be blogging about some of my recipes i use this delish veg in! But for now lets talk health factor! I know everyone is or has been watching what they eat which isnt such a bad thing at the end of the day :) we all need to keep our bodies healthy specially with all this flu business going around! Did you know that one cup of of this tasty veg is only about 80 calories? Its very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, its also a great source of vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, dietary fiber, some omega3 fatty acids, 18 grams of carbs and even some iron! What a super food no? You can add this veg to almost anything im telling! AND its high up on the fullness chart! So what kind of ways does this home sick aussie use this super veg? I throw it in my braised chicken harvest dish, i make soup out of it! I bake/roast it i make mashed/smashed potato's out of it! I toss it in the crock pot and much much more!