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Gourd-geous fall recipes

From Sound Dietitians, a partner of the Verdant Health Commission. View the complete blog post from Sound Dietitians at


Gourds; they are everywhere. If you have been to the supermarket lately, you have probably been gloriously overwhelmed by the variety of winter squash lining the aisles. Not only are they rich in nutrients like vitamin A and fiber, but the sizes, shapes and colors of these lovely vegetables seem to have no end! In addition, they are relatively cheap and easy to store – some having a shelf life for months when kept cool and dry. Have you ever seen a squash that looked lovely to eat, but you weren’t so sure about the taste (or vice versa)? Good news folks, we are here to help you navigate your culinary adventures! Our second-to-last booth at the Everett Farmer’s Market featured many-a-squash, and how to identify them. Here are some of our helpful tips and recipes!


Squash and sample recipes include:

Kabocha Squash: Soy-Simmered Kabocha and Roasted Kabocha

Butternut Squash: Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili

Spaghetti Squash: Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

Delicata Squash: Delicata Squash with Orange & Pistachio

Acorn Squash: Acorn Squash with Kale and Sausage


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