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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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Acorn (Squash) Are Not for Squirrels

The main winter squashes I see sold in grocery stores are butternut, spaghetti, and acorn squashes. This summer, our office purchased a CSA (community supported agriculture) share from a local farmer.  Each week, we got a box of fruits, veggies, and herbs. Check out our sister blog " Know How, Know More " for recipes and information about the journey. Winter squash arrived...

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Blog Special: Winter Squash – Part 3, Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Casserole

As I have said before, a big part of this blog is encouraging everyone to sample new foods and recipes. Winter squash is a veggie with lots of nutrients and inexpensive (unless you buy an enormous, heavy one). If the Butternut Squash Soup recipe from the last blog special was not for you, do not give up on winter squash yet. How you prepare a food can make a big difference between liking and d...

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Blog Special: Winter Squash – Part 2, Butternut Squash Soup

A big part of this blog is encouraging you, my reader, to sample new foods and recipes. If winter squash is not something you include on menus – let alone consider at the store – give is another try this season. See a video of how this brightly colored soup is made step-by-step, as well as below. And happy late Thanksgiving from UI Extension!...

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Blog Special: Winter Squash – Part 1, How to Use

A winter squash is an intimating veggie. Not for its looks – winter squashes are so interesting and festive. But from a cooking perspective, home cooks may avoid them.  Fortunately, produce sections of many stores have pre-cut squash for you to use. If you want to prep a winter squash, try these tips to make the process easier, and pick the way that makes sense for you. Along with the d...

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