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How to Tackle That Butternut Squash

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Every once in a while, I’ll do a how to guide. This summer I wrote about pineapple and mango — two summer produce that are typically costly to buy prepped and cut up. Plus, I love using the two of these for smoothies, snacks or toppings for overnight oats. But summer is over and fall is upon us, so I’ve traded my fruit for squash. I’ve already tackled delicata squash and spaghetti squash, so why not turn to the most beloved of all squashes: butternut squash.  Usually I roast squash and peel away the skin after, but I think this technique of peeling first saves a bit more of the squash and is less messy. After learning How to Peel & Cut Butternut Squash, I made a creamy fall bisque (obviously recipe coming soon).

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A How-To Guide for Summer Produce

photoThis was too great not to share. The Greatist made this visual guide of how to best use the summer produce in soups, smoothies, as salad toppings, just raw in all of its natural glory…the list goes on. I had no idea that figs would be great in soup. (Might be time to make a cucumber-watermelon gazpacho…) The Greatist has guides for fruit AND vegetables — they even have a breakdown of all the benefits for each respective produce, such as why you should love them (even more than you already do), how to store them, and how to prepare/eat the produce. Check out the original article here — definitely worth a look! Continue reading “A How-To Guide for Summer Produce”