Sausage & Quinoa Stuffed Yellow Squash

      As you can see, our yellow squash plant is very happy among our mint tea.  It came up from last year and is producing merrily.  So I have been searching for recipes to make with my squash.  I mentioned before making ribbons with the squash by using a peeler and sauteing the ribbons, onions and garlic in coconut oil and seasoning with kelp, sea salt and all-purpose seasoning.   Another recipe I found from www.balancedplatter.com for stuffed zucchini bites.  I adjusted the recipe to use what I have in my kitchen. Sausage & Quinoa Stuffed Yellow Squash – 2 medium-sized zucchini or yellow squash 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus a little extra, if need be 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed 1 cup vegetable broth or water 2 teaspoons fresh thyme 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup fresh green beans 1 lb turkey sausage 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced or roughly chopped Salt and Pepper, to taste Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Lightly oil a large baking sheet. Slice off the tops and bottoms of your zucchinis/squash, and then cut them into 1 to 1 1/2-inch thick segments. Stand each segment up on one of the cut sides, and use a melon baller (or spoon) to remove the center flesh. Be careful not to scoop all the way through the bottom and create a hole (if you do make a small one, it’ll be fine). Arrange the hollowed-out zucchini pieces onto your prepared baking sheet so that they’re ready to go. Set aside. Heat up the olive oil in a...

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash!  We have pretty many growing in our garden this summer,  I can’t wait for these to get yellow so I can pick them!   One recipe I’ve been using for awhile now is   Spaghetti Squash Bolognese   1 spaghetti squash             1 lb ground beef 1 onion, finely diced           4 slices of bacon 1 carrot, finely diced         ½ cup raw milk 1 stalk of celery                 small can tomato paste 1 clove of garlic                  ½ c white cooking wine In a skillet with butter and coconut oil, sauté onion, carrots, celery, garlic until soft then add beef and bacon until browned.  Then add the milk, tomato paste and cooking wine and simmer of med-low heat for 20 minutes.  Serve over spaghetti squash.     Then there was another one I was looking at in my Kindle download Paleo Breakfast Recipes by Diana Hopkins.  It’s called Spaghetti Squash Casserole 1 large spaghetti squash         8 eggs 1 shredded sweet potato        2 T garlic powder 1 shredded red apple              1 T thyme 1 onion diced                          1 T oregano Salt & pepper to taste        2 strips of turkey bacon cut up and sauteed Preheat oven to 400F.  Saute onion in coconut oil then add sweet potato and apple.  Cover and steam slightly.  Whisk eggs together until blended, add cooked sp. squash, vegetables and herbs.  Pour into a 9×13 baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.  Serve. To cook your spaghetti squash, heat oven to 425F.  Wash spaghetti squash, cut in half and remove seeds.  Lightly oil the squash with coconut oil and place cut side down in a 9×13 baking dish...

Our Garden is Thriving

Our plants are starting to flower and produce, the top picture is the Orange Globe peppers, under that is the Sweet Banana Peppers and the bottom picture is the Spaghetti and Acorn Squash plants.  Now the challenge is to keep the squash bugs and bores away! And of course I have a picture of my beautiful purple Clematis that comes back each...

Our Urban Garden

We have been so blessed this year with just the right amount of sunshine and rain.  God has been so good!  Our plants are very happy and growing.   Here we have our potatoes, both yams and white potatoes, and hopefully some pickles…   On the other side of the yard is a plethora of vegetables… In the front we have green beans, the next bay is plum tomatoes and peppers and onions.  We planted Bell Orange and Sweet Banana peppers this year.  Then in the next bay  is our Acorn Squash and Spaghetti Squash plant, new this year also! Here’s another closer pic of  our peppers and tomatoes.   And of course our Strawberry patch, still producing!...