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So I accidentally tipped WAY TOO MUCH rosemary into the first stage of a recipe that called for thyme, and the result was amazing.

Diet and accessibilty notes )

What you need and what you do with it )

Adapted from a recipe in Jack Monroe's 'A Year in 120 Recipes'.
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For Christmas, my parents gave me Karen Page, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, which is essentially a giant dictionary of (vegetarian) foods, each one listed with all the other foods they taste good with. As I was flipping through it, I discovered that fennel and butternut squash were supposed to taste good with each other, and with cheese, and the idea for this soup was born. It turned out well!

Dietary and accessibility notes: This soup can be made either vegan (no cheese) or vegetarian (with cheese garnish). It requires some chopping (especially of the fennel bulbs - you could substitute pre-chopped butternut squash, onions, and garlic), and an immersion blender, blender, or food processor for pureeing.

Ingredients )

Instructions )

Edited to add: [personal profile] sid has suggested that this might also be good with goat cheese, a suggestion I can only agree with. If so, you may want to increase the salt a little.
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I got a crock-pot from my parents as a holiday gift this year, and this is the recipe I chose to inaugurate it. It turned out very well, so I'm reposting it here [personal profile] jjhunter's encouragement. I've also posted it to my personal journal here, where the comments now include various useful pieces of advice and information about cooking with dried beans.

Squash and Black Bean Chili, from Judith Finlayson, The Healthy Slow Cooker: more than 100 recipes for health and wellness (Robert Rose: Toronto, 2006), pp. 288–9.


As written, this is a slow cooker/crock pot recipe, although it could probably work as a conventional stovetop recipe too, with appropriate cooking technique/time adjustments. It's vegetarian and vegan, although it includes an easy non-vegetarian variation if you're so inclined. It requires some stovetop pre-cooking and some heavy-duty chopping (unless you begin with pre-chopped squash, in which case it doesn't require much chopping at all).


Ingredients (in metric and imperial units, with some notes): )

Directions: )

NON-VEGETARIAN VARIATION )
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I may have impulse bought a 4 lb. bag of quinoa from Costco the other week. Today I felt comfortable enough to try using quinoa instead of couscous in a highly butchered version of the way my Libyan mother-in-law cooks it. (Hers involves lamb, and more vegetables that I didn't have on hand, and probably some other things I don't know. It's delicious.)

The most important part of this recipe is a spice mixture called b'zaar. There are probably different ways of making it (just as there are different ways of making any curry powder.) If you have the ingredients, I highly recommend making some and using it in things like lentils, couscous, etc. It's nommy. However, in a pinch you could probably substitute another pre-made curry powder.

B'zaar (Libyan Curry Mix)
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Libyan Style Quinoa
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finished cooking photo )
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Slight rambling wrt motivation for cooking with lavender. )

There are two dishes here, the lavender-and-corn and the summer squash. They go rather well together and combine to make a light supper, although if you'd rather have a full meal, I'd suggest adding a nice toasted starch-- ideas I contemplated were: naan, lightly toasted cornbread, a very not-rich biscuit, fresh tortillas, or maybe a simple quesadilla. (Um, yeah, and I also was thinking that a bit of my father's homemade beef jerky would have gone quite well too. Which is clearly not a starch. So, um, let your tummy guide you.)


QUICK DESCRIPTIONS
Recipe 1: Corn with Lavender
A subtle play of flavours in a refreshing summery dish. The warm and soft corn is nicely complimented by the cool and crisp lemon cucumber. It requires a little bit of time and attention during the cooking but isn't inherently difficult.
Recipe 2: A Basic Summer Squash Sauté
Quick, easy, tasty.

Time and serving sizes for making both
1.5 hr-ish
2 people for supper

Photos
I took pictures with my phone, but it's new and I'm having a devil of a time getting it to talk to my computer. Once I get around to figuring that out, I'll update this with pictures. When I do that, I'll drop a quick note to the comm whenever that happens, because I know some people find pictures helpful.


Corn with Lavender )


A basic summer squash sauté )


I'm sorry that this is all very rough and informal! :( If I'm unclear or if you have any questions, drop a comment and I'd be happy to help!

And if you have any suggestions, observations, etc etc, please also drop them in comments!
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Apparently my boss has an ongoing giant yellow summer squash explosion in her garden, and there's only so much squash one person can eat, so she's given some to me. The problem is that I don't know any squash recipes.

Anybody have any suggestions on what to do with them? I'm a little lost and...I admit it...intimidated by these giant yellow things. As for other ingredients, if I don't have them I'm willing to get them so that won't be a problem. I just suspect I'll be getting more squash and I need ideas.

EDIT: I started with the first suggestions on the list tonight and I'll be working my way down. Thanks! Dinner was tasty and I've got a ton of great ideas on how to cook squash thanks to you guys. Knowing me, if I was left to my own devices I would've figured out one recipe and not have worked outside of my squash comfort zone.
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I just made this for lunch and oh my goodness it is yummy.

REE CEE PEE )

It looks kinda gross but oh, it tastes SO GOOD. I think you could add some cream to this and make a delicious soup as well, maybe for leftovers?
This dish is spicy and flavorful, with the squash not allowing itself to be overpowered by the flavors of the spices. Pure num!

NOTE: I updated the spice amounts because someone pointed out that it was a LOT of spice for a small dish. I just sort of throw spices in until it looks right, but 1 tsp was way too much.

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