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Yummy and Cheap Carbs and Fat

I love me some fall cooking! The field animals are fattening up, which means delicious Pork Loin and Beef Chuck Roast. But it also means winter squash, which is wicked good.

My squash recipes are pretty much the same no matter what I’m making and my staples are:

Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash
Spaghetti Squash

I cook my Acorn and Butternut Squash the same way I cook Sweet Potato:

1) Chop them up in 1 in. cubes.
2) Toss with fat of choice (olive oil, butter, coconut oil, bacon fat), kosher salt, and pepper.
3) Put in oven at 375 for 25 minutes or until a fork can easily go through them.

Spaghetti Squash is a little trickier, but soaks up whatever fat you put on it (especially butter) really well, which makes it really really good.

1) Cut the squash in half, put holes in skin with a fork, remove seeds.
2) Place skin side up in glass dish with 1/2″ water.
3) Cook at 375 for 45 minutes or until flesh is tender (poke it with a fork).
4) Scrape out the flesh, mix with melted butter (or your choice of fat), pepper and kosher salt.

1 carb block = 4 oz.

An added bonus is that you can roast the seeds and get some great fat blocks as well. These are really fun to get creative with and there’s plenty of resources on the internet to give you some ideas. I also mix the seeds together when I do a hodge-podge of squashes. Recently I’ve been using Nutmeg, Cloves, Cinnamon and either olive oil or coconut oil. Just toss these in a bowl with the seeds, place on a cookie sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes at 375. You want to get them out right when they are all brown, but before they get black (which happens fast).

Here’s some examples:

Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, and Sweet Potato with Olive Oil, Kosher Salt and Pepper

Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, and Sweet Potato with Olive Oil, Kosher Salt and Pepper

A mix of squash seeds with coconut oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and kosher salt.

A mix of squash seeds with coconut oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and kosher salt.

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October 29, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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