All posts tagged: butternut squash

Butternut Squash Soup with Goats Cheese

It’s been a week of woolly jumper weather. British families up and down the country have had the “shall we put the heating on?” conversation at least three times. I’ve been wandering around the house a lot talking to my dog about how chilly I am, occasionally muttering “brr” as I put the kettle on. This week has also been Freshers Week here in Brighton, and (I think) in all the University towns. I’ve previously ignored this week of the year, celebrating it by staying inside as much as possible, avoiding all the clubs and public transport. This year though, I’m acknowledging it. This here recipe is a one pot meal, a cheap meal, and a really bloody easy meal. This one’s for you, students. All I ask in return is that you please, please keep the noise down on weekdays. I have to get up for work and the lady next door has a baby.       All you’re gonna need here is a big old pan and a whizzy machine of some kind …

Butternut Squash and BBQ Bean Salad | Vegan

This was a real quick and desperate meal I threw together with the limited ingredients I had knocking about. As a lot of you will know if you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, I spent last week in the beautiful St.Ives, Cornwall – and as you’ll all know, cooking dinner the day you get back from anywhere is a total nightmare. I drew inspiration (majorly) from my borlotti bean bake recipe that I enjoyed so much and so frequently recently ’cause it’s so easy to make happen and pretty healthy to boot. I’m hoping this is a pretty easy one for most of you to throw together with what you’ve got in your cupboards, but if it’s not, you should totally tell me! Let me know in the comments what you have in your cupboard on a regular basis so I can start planning recipes around what you usually have lying around, I really do want to hear from you! Serves 2 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1cm chunks 1 tin mixed …

Vegetarian Christmas | Stuffed Butternut Squash

A good friend of my Mum’s recently snuck a request in through her for a veggie option at the Christmas dinner table that outdoes a nut roast. I’m hoping to churn a few out before the big day but here’s my first go, this one’s for you, Rachel! Despite being a mere vegetable, half a butternut squash is a serious tummy-filler so if you plan to serve this up with your Christmas feast you might wanna go easy on the roasties and yorkshire puds. Appetite aside, this is a simple but out of this world combination of textures, tastes and smells. Enjoy! 1 organic butternut squash 50g pecans 50g dried cranberries 2 red onions, sliced 120g soft goats cheese, sliced Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 6 (conversions here). Chop the squash in half down the middle (from the top hat to the bottom i.e lengthways) and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Chuck the seeds away or do something cool with them, your call. Score the flesh with a sharp knife quite deeply, …