Winter Squash-A-Roni (VEGAN)

5 cups peeled butternut or other winter squash

12 ounces elbow or other pasta

2 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cup chopped onions

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup tahini

1 Tablespoon white miso

1 Tablespoon umeboshi or apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

fresh parsley, oregano and bread crumbs (optional)

COOK pasta and drain.

SAUTE onions in olive oil until transluscent, add squash, salt and water. Bring to boil and then turn down to simmer and cook until squash is soft.

PREHEAT oven to 375. MIX remaining ingredients and add to mashed or pureed squash and noodles. Sprinkle on optionals and bakd 20 minutes until warm throughout.

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato (or butternut squash) Pie

1/2 cup pecans
1 c teff flour
1/3 c coconut oil
1/3 c coconut sugar
¼ c water or syrup
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp chia seeds
½ teaspoon salt

Pie Filling
1 c water
½ c coconut manna
3 tbsp chia seeds
2 c cooked potato or squash
1/3 c coconut sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tspn cinnamon
1 tspn powdered ginger
1/2 tspn nutmeg
1/2 tspn salt
1/4 tspn ground cloves
¼ c pecans

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Crust: Mix the water, manna and chia seeds in a 2-c measuring cup. Oil a 9" pie pan with 1 tbsp coconut oil. Grind pecans in a food processor. Mix in large bowl with the teff flour, the rest of the oil, sugar, water, chia, vanilla and salt. Transfer the dough to the pie pan and press it out over the bottom and sides of pan. Poke a few holes with a fork. Bake for ~10 min. Filling: Place all the ingred. except pecans in a processor and puree until smooth. Pour into the pie crust. Decorate with pecans and bake for 5-10 min (pie filling golden brown). Remove from oven and let sit for an hour to cool. Serve warm, room temperature or chilled.

From our shareholder Leslie Cerier, the Organic Gourmet. She has lots of other great ideas on her website:

Make-Ahead Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole

1 lg (~2 lbs) butternut, peeled, cut, and seeded
2 lg cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tspn fine sea salt
2 c finely chopped kale
For the Almond-Pepita Parmesan:
1/4 c whole almonds
1/4 c roasted pepita seeds
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/8 tspn fine sea salt
1 tspn extra-virgin olive oil

Grease a lg casserole dish with oil. Chop squash into 1” chunks and place into dish. Add garlic, parsley, oil, and salt and toss. Cover with foil and refrigerate. Place kale into airtight container and refrigerate. Place all of the Parmesan ingredients into food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Transfer into airtight container and refrigerate (all can be stored ~3 days). When ready, preheat oven to 400F. Fork holes in foil on the casserole and bake ~45 min (until squash is fork-tender). Remove from oven, reduce heat to 350F. Stir in kale to the squash. Sprinkle the parmesan over top. Bake ~6 min, uncovered, until nuts are lightly toasted and kale has wilted. Serve warm, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

By Angela Liddon - - Karen made this last week - soooooo goood!!!