Friday, November 6, 2009

What Are You Eating? Green, Orange, Blue

Nah--we didn't grow these. They're organic acorn squash and pie pumpkin from our local Chicago produce store Stanley's, a lifesaver in the Chicago winter months despite the fact that much on offer is shipped in from California. At 69 cents a pound, we loaded up.

I coat the cut edges with olive oil, sprinkle cinnamon in the cavity, and roast face-down at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or so, which allows for a little carmelization.

We like to top them with steamed collard ribbons tossed in olive oil + white balsamic and scatter a few blueberries from our blueberry picking this summer on top. A little more cinnamon and a few raisins too.

Green collards, orange squash, and blueberries: this delectable antioxidant melange keeps me energized for hours.

What are you eating?


Sun said...

I would say we're eating purple right now, as the purple pod beans have really taken off in the last couple of weeks. However, I probably should say green, since the beans turn green when they are cooked!

H2 said...

Hey sun: Purple's good and green too. Was just showing my nephew some black and purple scarlet runner beans in their dried pods. Psychedelic, he said.