Eat Seasonally: Butternut Squash, Pumpkin & Quinoa

by Nicole on October 14, 2011

Happy, happy Friday! AND happy, happy birthday to my father in law!

Since yesterday I was talking about recipes that I haven’t made in awhile, today I figured I’d share with you a new recipe that I was inspired by. I love trying new grains, but tend to go back and stick to my favorites which are quinoa and brown rice. They are two of the most nutritious grains out there.

I have shared many recipes with quinoa, like sweet quinoa for breakfast. I love quinoa because of it’s nutritional profile (AND TASTE, obviously) high in manganese as well as a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus, and it’s a complete protein. (read more about it’s benefits here.)

Plus, what I also love about it is that it was in my pantry and goes with my rule of use what you have available to you!

Now that’s it’s fall, gone are the fresh berries, but in are the abundance of squashes. I try to eat seasonal as much as I possibly can, so I’m embracing the squashes.

This seasonal recipe can be eaten as a main dish or a side dish or even a snack with it’s sweet taste. The addition of dijon mustard certainly makes this dish unique and deepens the flavor!

I’ve been getting lots of recipe inspiration from Emily lately. She is a master at cooking seasonally and healthy and making her dishes look amazing. How could I not want to make them?  Emily originally made Butternut Squash and Cranberry Maple Millet. I made a bunch of switches to the dish because of what I had on hand. Here’s what I came up with.


What’s your favorite seasonal dish?

Have a very happy weekend!

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Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

I love the addition of pumpkin seeds here– yum!!


Kelly October 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

YUM!!! This looks fabulous!
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pure2raw twins October 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

yum yum! that dish is filled with all my favorites!!!!


Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic October 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I love eating seasonally – my favorites this season are brussels sprouts and anything with pumpkin!
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