Saturday, October 30, 2010
Eating Seasonally for Winter
We should focus mostly on warming foods in the winter, such as beets, celery, carrots and winter squash, but there are some fruits still available. Check out the link below. Of course, you can certainly buy the frozen berries and other fruits to use in hot cereals.
I encourage you to try this squash/oatmeal recipe. It's kind of like baby food, but it is super yummy! I also use oat bran (from the bulk bin), which is smoother and cooks really fast.
1. Halve a butternut squash or other winter squash and seed. Save and clean seeds for roasting if you like.
2. Cover the bottom of a cookie sheet with water and place squashes flat side down.
3. Bake at 350 until skin softens.
4. Scoop out flesh, mash and store in the fridge.
5. Add 1/4 cup to your oats.
6.Mix well in the pan and add a dash of Real Salt, vanilla extract & cinnamon for extra flavor and sweetness.
7.Add 1 tsp of maple syrup if you like, as well.
8.For protein, add 1 TBSP raw almond or peanut (or any nut) butter.
9. I also add 1 tsp of either Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil or Ghee.
Posted by The Gourmet Healer