Friday, 11 February 2011

butterknit squash.

my degree is in knitwear design and i have spent all day doing wooley things so to unwind i got myself in the kitchen made a delish healthy dinner.

Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash
whenever i think of a butternut squash i think of this fellow.

  • half a butternut squash
  • a handfull of spinach
  • 1 shallot
  • garlic clove
  • 2tsp of cottage cheese
  • 25g chedder cheese
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste.

  1. preheat oven to 200 degrees and cut squash in half and scoop out seeds.
  2. bake squash in a roasting tin for 30 minutes or until fleash is soft
  3. in a pan sautee diced shallot and garlic, add spinach. once spinach is wilted add cottage cheese.
  4. remove squash from oven and fluff  insides and add spinach mixture with cinnamon, nutmeg and seasoning. top with grated cheese and place back into the oven for a further 30 minutes
  5. et voila! tastey din dins!
I accompanied mine with a beast of a salad; cucumber, roasted tomatoes, brussell sprouts, spinach, ground flax and a honey mustard dressing. happy tummy.

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