Simply Nahala

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Acorn Squash Mash



In celebration of Thanksgiving, I thought I would post another one of my favorite recipes for this time of year, Acorn Squash Mash. Acorn squash tastes sweet and buttery, kind of like a sweet potato or yam but a bit nuttier. It is so delicious with the roasted garlic. I enjoyed this delish bowl of mashed squash with a hand picked kale salad. Yum!


To get started you will need 2 acorn squash, which will feed 4-6 people. Then you will need to cut up the acorn squash. I'll be honest, it is a bit time consuming and you will need to put some muscle into it. If you would like to watch a quick video on How To Cut Up Acorn Squash, click HERE. I recently  noticed that Costco has bags of cut up organic squash if you do not have the time or desire to cut it up.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut up or place the acorn squash chunks into a baking dish. Cut the top off of 1 head of garlic and place in the middle of the squash. Melt 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil in a small sauce pan on low. Drizzle the melted oil over the garlic and squash. Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes. Stir the squash around and cook for another 30 minutes, 1 hour total.


After the squash and garlic are done cooking, remove from oven. Take an oven mitt, place on your hand and squeeze the head of garlic to release the cloves on top of the squash. Then take a potato masher and start mashing the squash and garlic together. Season to taste with Himalayan salt. Serve into bowls or onto plates with other entrees. Enjoy!

Best wishes to you this Thanksgiving while you spend time with friends and family!

Love and Gratitude,
Jan

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