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Parmesan, Garlic Acorn Squash

megs cucina parmesan garlic acorn squash

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, squash is an absolute Fall staple which is why it made its way onto my Thanksgiving menu this year. I was inspired to make this when I came across Jillian Harris’ recent blog post where she shared her Thanksgiving menu with recipes from herself and her cousin’s blog Fraiche Nutrition. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to made it! Fraiche Nutrition has actually been one of my food blog inspirations for a few years now – I’m surprised it has taken me so long to try a recipe from her.

But its never too late!

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Meatless Dinner Options: Pesto Pasta Salad

pesto pasta salad

Since attending a vegan cooking class at Loblaws, I’ve been more open to creating meatless options to incorporate into one or two meals a week. Like this pesto pasta salad for example! The concept of meatless meals is becoming more and popular. It doesn’t mean you are committing to a vegan or vegetarian diet but just being more conscious about consuming less meat throughout the week.

But hey, if you are totally against the idea of going meatless – there is no reason why you can’t add some to this dish. In fact, I’ve made it both ways. Or if you are just looking to add protein, you can try adding some kidney beans or chick peas. That way you get the best of both worlds: meatless + protein packed.

Ingredients to make Pesto Pasta Salad:

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Sriracha, honey & soya sauce glazed acorn squash

megs cucina acorn squash

Squash is definitely a favorite in my kitchen. It’s such a versatile vegetable that can be combined with so many flavours and ingredients. Not to mention squash is totally a fall staple. So be prepared for more recipes featuring this star ingredient!

When I picked up some acorn squash recently at the grocery store I wanted to experiment with a new recipe. Lately I’ve been drawn towards Asian inspired dishes (like this Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice or Sesame Salmon) SO I thought why not find a way to incorporate these flavours into an easy squash dish for the fall. And if you are a Sriracha lover like myself – this one will be a no brainer!

With a few key ingredients and about 25 minutes of baking time, you’ll be well on your way to these Sriracha, honey & soya sauce glazed acorn squash slices.

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