25 September 2011

Squash: A Staple Food

There's certain foods that I consider a staple in my diet; 
This selection is determined by a series of categorical factors

Let's use Kabocha Squash for example

Factor #1: Is this food cheap? Yes, a 3lb Kabocha Squash at Walmart is $2.00-$3.00

BC fresh Kabocha Squash, "Goodness from the ground up"

A seedy inside view

Factor #2: Is it easy to prepare? Yes, prep time is under 5 minutes
 and only requires a knife for cutting and a spoon for scooping seeds

Factor #3: How versatile is it? Very versatile because squash can
 either be steamed, boiled, baked, or fried and always tastes delicious

Factor #4: Does it mesh well with other foods?
 Yes, especially with proteins and green vegetables

Here I cut the Kabocha Squash in half and baked in the oven for 60 
minutes at 385F before pairing it with Stir-Fried Vegetables and Shredded 
Roast Chicken Breast, and topping with Yellow and Spicy Brown Mustards

Factor #5: Could you eat this everyday? Absolutely!

And thankfully Fall/Autumn is "Squash-Season" so
 I can rest assured that there'll be plenty of it in stock

Question: What is your staple food this season?


Anonymous said... [reply]

I'm eating my weight in butternut squash today! I've never tried Kabocha Squash, but I'm on the lookout now...

Anonymous said... [reply]

hey beautiful :) I so agree, squash is a must all year round! I love that you can either eat it savory or sweet or even both, as I like my squash best with cayenne, cumin, cinnamon and a little stevia.

just wanted to stop by and say thank you for leaving a comment on my blog a few weeks ago. this means so much to me and I wanted to let you know, I just published a new post ;)

xoxo Mel

Lauren said... [reply]

Yum! This looks amazing! I have to definetly increase my squash intake haha :)

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

oh this looks delicious!!!!

Chelsea said... [reply]

Squash is definitely one of my staple foods too. I'm actually eating acorn squash right now!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Never tried Kabocha squash but definitely want to now! Love butternut squash and zucchini, though.
P.S. Have the exact same dish as you!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Same here Kelsey! I love me some squashes and well, I have already bought an embarrassing amount! This looks amazing!

Anonymous said... [reply]

That is the prettiest squash dish! I am not normally a huge squash fan... but I may try yours. I love sweet potatoes and pumpkin.

Unknown said... [reply]

squash, then sweet potatoes, then coconut oil/butter/milk

Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) said... [reply]

my staple food is honey nut cheerios. just kididng (kinda). I'm not sure yet, but i bought a bag of blue potatoes at the farmer's market yesterday that I am excited to try out!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

My staple is probably apples. I've loved them since I was a kid, and they are such a fall food. Plus they taste awesome dipped in peanut butter.

PS - I nabbed a kabocha, approx. 3lb, for $0.97 at T&T Supermarket last week. Woot!

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Tine said... [reply]

This dish looks wonderful!

Gina; The Candid RD said... [reply]

My staple food has GOT to be butternut squash! BUt, I have been meaning to try kabucha squash for about two years now, and I have no excuses not to finally buy some. This squash creation you have presented here looks amazing! I love the design you made with the cheese.

Anonymous said... [reply]

squash is definitely my staple food of the season ( i even eat kabocha year round, i know, i know, not so seasonal friendly but i love it) i ate so much winter squash last year i started to have a slight orange glow- not too noticeable but definitely there. Your squash dish pictured looks so amazing! i really want to try making it sometime :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I've still never had kabocha squash. Butternut squash has stolen my heart.. but I need to try some kabocha! Though not seasonal, bananas are always my staple food. ;)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Rice is always a staple in my house :-)

Anonymous said... [reply]

absolutlyyyyyyyy awesme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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