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Antioxidant Energy Bites

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Fun fact: I’ve had this recipe since June. This is the last recipe I have saved so hopefully my kitchen things come soon. Also I really miss all of my kitchen things and I’m craving a green smoothie so my heart is pretty broken right about now.

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Turtle dish, somewhere in the flyover states currently.

Where do you find antioxidant mix or what even is antioxidant mix, you ask. Well, I found it at Costco. It’s from Made in Nature Brand and technically it’s super berry mix or something, but you can find it on Amazon, too. They also make amazing unsweetened dried bananas, too. Pick up a bag of each and I promise I’ll make and photograph a recipe with them… because I’ve made it twice but devoured it before photographing it.

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So many antioxidants, so little time.

Starting over in an apartment with absolutely nothing except some clothes is so exhausting. The past 5 days have been shopping, shopping, shopping, but not for fun things like clothes and shoes but instead for exhausting things like dishes and towels and restocking my entire kitchen. Luckily, I did have a little break and hung out with Gina and Kay, both of who I am so excited to see more of, but more on that later in the week.

Anyway, so make these guys. They are gluten free, vegan, paleo, whatever. If you haven’t tired of energy bites, check out my other energy bite recipes, like chocolate coconut pistachio and vanilla fig.

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Antioxidant Energy Bites
 
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Recipe type: Gluten Free, Vegan
Serves: 24 1" balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ cup dates, soaked
  • ½ cup antioxidant mix
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • Pinch pink Himalayan sea salt
Instructions
  1. Soak dates in filtered water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Pour out water and place dates in food processor.
  3. Add all other ingredients to food processor.
  4. Process until a ball begins to form. You may have to scrape down sides a few times.
  5. Place mixture in a bowl and put in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Once mixture has cooled, roll into 1" balls.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 48 Fat: 2.9 g Saturated fat: 0.6 g Carbohydrates: 5.4 g Sugar: 3.0 g Sodium: 3 mg Fiber: 0.6 g Protein: 1.1 g

Chat with me:
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Slow Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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Is it even tomato season anymore? Sorry, I’ve had this recipe sitting around since September and you know what… tomato soup and grilled cheese screams fall/winter to me. I was hardcore craving grilled cheese and tomato soup around this time (early September), probably due to stress. I seriously cannot wait to be settled into SF and stop being stressed and get my life back in order. I never got that grilled cheese, by the way. I think I made a dumb brown rice wrap with mozzarella. NOT THE SAME.

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Missing: Grilled Cheese. Reward: This soup.

So if you’re a meal prepper, this is super easy to get going and kind of forget about while you do other stuff. It’s so nice to come home and have homemade soup in the refrigerator to just reheat.  I also am a big believer that soup gets better with age, so it’s perfect to have for dinner all week.

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Like a fine wine (and myself), better with age.

This is super creamy, even though it’s vegan. I think it’s because you’re just slow roasting the tomatoes so they are super soft and falling apart by the time you blend everything together. Are tomatoes paleo? I don’t know. But if they are this paleo so I’m going with it. Also, this just so happens to be meatless so make this for dinner tonight… and head over to Tina’s blog to see even more Meatless Monday recipes!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Slow Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
 
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Recipe type: Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 10 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 large onion, chopped.
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • ½ cup basil
  • 2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
Instructions
  1. Boil large stock pot of water. Turn off heat and place tomatoes in for one minute.
  2. Carefully pour out hot water and run cool water over tomatoes.
  3. While tomatoes are cooling, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil on medium low heat.
  4. Add garlic to stock pot and stir, cooking for one minute or until fragrant.
  5. Add chopped onion and stir, cooking for 5 minutes or until tomatoes become translucent.
  6. Once tomatoes are cool to the touch, peel off skins and cut off stems.
  7. Chop tomatoes into cubes and add to stock pot.
  8. Add water, basil and sea salt to stock pot and stir well.
  9. Cover, stirring occasionally and cook for two hours.
  10. Turn off heat and let soup cool.
  11. Carefully add soup to blender in batches and blend until smooth.

Chat with me:
What is your favorite comfort food? Do you start craving comfort foods and sugar when you’re stressed? Are tomatoes paleo?

Hemp Crusted Salmon

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We are currently in the process of eating through our pantry and freezer at the Pisone household… except I happen to be eating every meal out as of late. Whoops. After lamenting about how I couldn’t find sablefish in Pittsburgh, Sizzlefish sent me a lovely and unexpected assortment of fish – two types of salmon, scallops, haddock and… sablefish! (Which I still haven’t cooked… this coming week for sure!)

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These photos were taken at night… womp womp.

Pro tip: If you want to crust anything, use mustard. It gives it great flavor and helps whatever it is stick on. I’m not just saying that because I unabashedly love mustard.

Joe agreed this was awesome salmon. I don’t think he’d ever had a hemp seed before in his life. He did hold a halogen lamp over these photos to try and take them, but it was still insanely hard. Is it summer yet? Is the sun up any longer on the West Coast? Can I go there?

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Protein and omega 3s on protein and omega 3s.

Do you want to try Sizzlefish? Yes, you do. You can use the code TRYSIZ for 10% off your order.

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Hemp Crusted Salmon
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 2 salmon filets
Ingredients
  • 2 4 oz salmon filets (I used Atlantic Salmon from Sizzlefish)
  • 2 tbsp good quality mustard
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • dash sea salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven on broil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix mustard, hemp seeds, salt and pepper.
  3. Place salmon on baking tray (I lined mine with a Slipat).
  4. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel and spread ½ the mustard mixture on each salmon.
  5. Place in oven and broil for 10 minutes or until salmon is cooked through (you will start to see white pop up).

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Coconut Oil, Honey and Sea Salt Popcorn

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Last summer I learned about popping popcorn in a microwave with just a brown paper bag from Angela. It took me another year until I actually tried it myself. I love making homemade popcorn (and honestly, making it on the stove is best) but sometimes runger takes over and I just need something sweet, salty and that I can have in just a few minutes.

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Coconut Oil, Honey and Sea Salt Popcorn.

The microwave popcorn you buy in the store is absolutely awful for you. It’s full of gross preservatives and fake flavors. I’ll never touch it again. I mean, I love the idea of it, but I also don’t like the idea of just casually eating carcinogens. Plus, as you know, this is gluten free and if you’re vegan, sub out the honey for maple syrup (or agave, but honestly, agave is awful for you, don’t eat it).

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Drizzle a little extra honey on top!

I also have a large fond spot in my heart for kettle corn, but kettle corn is mostly sugar. Think of this coconut oil, honey and sea salt popcorn as a healthier version to kettle corn. (If you do want a decently healthy store kettle corn, Trader Joe’s Lite Kettle Corn is relatively low in sugar and is popped with sunflower oil.)

My coconut oil, honey and sea salt is one of my favorite things to eat on Saturdays after long runs because then I can get in sugar (honey) and salt, as well as a surprisingly good amount of protein (and a ton of fiber but popcorn – duh). If you want, you can make this on the stove, too. Just use coconut oil to cook it!

Coconut Oil, Honey and Sea Salt Popcorn
 
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Recipe type: Gluten Free, Paleo
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp popcorn kernels
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1½ tsp honey
  • ⅛ tsp pink Himalyan sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag and fold top over.
  2. Place bag in microwave and microwave for 3-5 minutes, listening closely and stopping the microwave once there is 1-2 second between popping.
  3. Remove bag from microwave and open to allow heat out.
  4. Place coconut oil, honey and sea salt in bag of popped popcorn kernels and shake well to combine.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: entire recipe Calories: 221 Fat: 5.3 g Saturated fat: 3.9 g Carbohydrates: 44.6 g Sugar: 8.6 g Sodium: 234 mg Fiber: 9.0 g Protein: 6.0 g

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What is your favorite sweet & salty combo? Do you always get popcorn at movies? What is your guilty snack pleasure?

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites

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Another energy bite recipe? I know you’re probably sick of them but guess what? I make a batch every two weeks or so, I can photograph them at any time, and people love energy bites. (Right? You love these, right?)

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Or, alternately, Raw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Bites.

I had been thinking abut making oatmeal raisin something for ages now. I needed energy bites as I had eaten my last Chocolate Antioxidant Energy Bite (recipe coming soon) before yoga the day I made these. I was playing around with ingredients and they needed a little more stick. Enter raisins. They have about the same nutritional value as dates, so they don’t really alter anything from my normal recipe.

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These got me out of bed for my run this morning.

The Recipe ReDux challenge for July was using alcohol and vanilla extract technically counts as alcohol. If you’re looking for a cocktail recipe though, you can add vodka to my Mint Arnold Palmer and make it a John Daly. Don’t worry, I won’t tell. Also, is it phoning it in to just use vanilla extract?

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Gluten Free and Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites: gluten free, vegan and raw! Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Larabar recipe for a fraction of the price.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Raw
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dates
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
Instructions
  1. Soak dates in filtered water for 30 minutes.
  2. Add dates, almonds, oats, and peanut butter to food processor and process until a sticky ball forms.
  3. Add in vanilla and sea salt and pulse a few more times.
  4. Add in raisins and pulse until combined.
  5. Put mixture in fridge for 30 minutes until dough cools and sticks together.
  6. Roll dough into 1" balls.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week or freezer up to one month.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 50 Fat: 2.3 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 7.0 g Sugar: 4.6 g Sodium: 26 mg Fiber: 1.0 Protein: 1.3

More energy bite recipes (aka the reverse evolution of my food photograph):

Coconut Energy Bites (too ashamed of my photograph to put it on this post)

Chat with me: Are you sick of energy bite recipes? Have you made any of my energy bites?

Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea

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When I was in Portland over the 4th of July weekend, I had an intense craving for lemonade. I usually only crave lemonade once per year, typically around July I suppose. I’m not into sugary drinks (or sugary anything, really – slightly sweet is more my game) so I don’t usually enjoy lemonade.

When my dad picked me up from the airport after my insanely delayed flight, he lamented about how we had no food in the house since I hadn’t been home and asked if I was hungry. I was luckily smart enough to eat at the airport (only smart enough because my plane was delayed three plus hours since Delta can never seem to find their crews), but since we didn’t have any food, I didn’t have anything to take to lunch at work. We have a great cafe, yes, but I also did not want to be seen by anyone not in my immediate area since I had slept on a plane. Also I wanted to be sure that my dad was eating something healthy, so we stopped by Panera for salads to take to our respective offices.

I ordered an iced coffee but when I went to pour it there was an unsweetened acai green tea staring back at me. Unsweetened, you say? I had to try. So begins craving iced tea for a week straight.

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Arnold Palmer in this photo or John Daly? You decide.

You can make this Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea into a John Daly with a little bit of vodka.

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Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea
 
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Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea, a perfect paleo treat for a hot summer's day. No refined sugar!
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Paleo
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup honey
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add tea bags and turn off heat. Let sit for a few hours, until cool.
  3. Push excess water out of tea bags with a spoon.
  4. Pour tea into a medium sized pitcher.
  5. Add lemon juice and honey. Mix well.
  6. Add mint leaves and mix again.
  7. Pour over ice and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 oz Calories: 54 Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 14.4 g Sugar: 13.9 g Sodium: 2 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 0.2 g

 

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What is your favorite cocktail/summer drink? Is it just me whose flights involve missing crew members?

Copycat Whole Foods Green Trekker Smoothie Recipe

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I have a very special guest for you today! My friend Emily is helping me out while I’m in Portland this week  by blogging about her famous Copycat Whole Foods Green Trekker Smoothie recipe! This brings a lot of search engine results to Almost Getting it Together so I didn’t want to disappoint all of the people coming to my blog looking for it. (Look at that, you get a blogging tip and a recipe – this post is a two-fer!) I’ll let Em take it from here.

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Green Trekker main ingredients: blueberries and spinach.

Hey everyone! This is Emily and I’m making my blogging debut with a green smoothie recipe that will rock your world.

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My blogging debut – my recipe for a Copycat Whole Foods Green Trekker!

Cass and I discovered the Green Trekker on a weekend trip to Miami last summer and it’s been love ever since. This thing was my saving grace after too many Cuban sandwiches, mojitos, champagne cruises, and sweltering morning runs around South Beach. We would crawl into Whole Foods dripping in sweat every morning to order one. (And always paid with some seriously drenched dollar bills from the key pocket of my running shorts – so gross.)

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Cassie and me on said champagne cruise in Miami last summer!

I promise you, this thing is the best. You have to try it. Unfortunately it couldn’t heal my horrific sunburn from day one of the vacation, but that’s no surprise. Nobody expected me to handle the Miami sun well. I’ve never been tan a day in my life.

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This won’t cure your sunburn, but it will cure basically everything else.

So here it is! I made a few modifications from the Whole Foods Market recipe (I added almond butter and chia seeds), so feel free to modify as you please.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Copycat Whole Foods Green Trekker Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces coconut water
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (or ½ scoop chocolate protein powder)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1-2 cups baby spinach
  • Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients (except ice cubes) until smooth.
  2. Add optional ice cubes for thickness or consistency.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Entire recipe Calories: 383 Fat: 14.8 g Saturated fat: 1.9 g Carbohydrates: 63.3 Sugar: 37.5 Sodium: 78 mg Fiber: 14.0 Protein: 10.8

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How do your stay balanced when traveling or do you throw everything out the window? Also, don’t you just love Emily?

Chocolate Coconut Pistachio Energy Bites

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I’m currently going through a pistachio obsession. I’m throwing them in everything: oatmeal, smoothie bowls, yogurt and my favorite – energy bites. I never really ate pistachios until recently and now I can’t get enough.

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Gettng seedy…

These Chocolate Coconut Pistachio Energy Bites are much like my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites – seedy thanks to the figs, hemp and pistachio. I really need chocolate in basically everything I eat, so of course I added in cacao powder. Oh, and did I mention they are less than 70 calories each? Totally guilt free.

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The perfect pre-workout bite or afternoon treat.

Chocolate Coconut Pistacho Energy Bites
 
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Recipe type: Gluten Free
Cuisine: Snack
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dried figs
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 tbsp chocolate coconut peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in food processor and process until well processed and sticking together
  2. Put mixture into a covered container and chill in refridgerator for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.
  3. Roll mixture into 1" balls.
  4. Store in fridge for up to a week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 1" bite Calories: 67 Fat: 3.3 Carbohydrates: 8.9 Sugar: 6.1 Fiber: 1.6 Protein: 1.6

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What is your favorite nut combination right now? Mine’s chocolate and pistachio, obviously.

Vegan and Gluten Free Butternut Squash Baked Mac n’ Cheese

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I planned on making just your “normal” butternut squash mac n’ cheese, inspired by Inspiralized. Seriously, the things that girl creates had me attached to my spiralizer all weekend. Then I decided – I have this bag of nutritional yeast that I have used once, to sprinkle on broccoli, maybe I should use it. Thus, Vegan and Gluten Free Butternut Squash Baked Mac n’ Cheese was born.

My mom used to make homemade macaroni and cheese and to be honest, I preferred the Kraft stuff. It was probably my favorite meal. I was such a child of simple, processed taste. I would eat an entire box in one sitting. Funny that I didn’t get fat until college. Anyway, my mom would use all sorts of fancy cheese and top it with breadcrumbs, and that was my favorite part – the breadcrumbs. I thought almond meal would be the perfect replacement for all the gluten-free people like myself and it was.

Don’t let the idea of vegan cheese scare you. It’s actually really good and has a little bit of tang to it.  Also, don’t be scared of the fact that most macaroni and cheese recipes call for mustard or mustard seed. But then again, this is coming from a girl who is currently going through a bottle of dijon mustard every 1-2 weeks…

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Vegan & Gluten Free Butternut Squash Baked Mac N’ Cheese

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Vegan and Gluten Free Butternut Squash Baked Mac n' Cheese
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 cups butternut squash, spiralized (one squash)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp gluten free flour
  • ½ tbsp almond meal
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp minced onion
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spiralize your squash. I used directions by Inspiralized.
  3. Separate squash noodles, top with a little salt and pepper and bake for 5-7 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  4. While squash noodles are baking, mix almond milk, nutritional yeast and olive oil in a small pan on medium heat.
  5. Whisk in garlic, onion and crushed red pepper.
  6. Once mixture begins to bubble, whisk in flour and mustard and reduce heat to low.
  7. Spray two ramekins with coconut oil. Place 1 cup of noodles in each ramekin.
  8. Turn off heat and pour sauce over noodles. Top with ¼ tbsp of almond meal each then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Place ramekins in oven for 10 minutes, until tops begin to brown.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 200 Fat: 6.8 Saturated fat: 0.6 Carbohydrates: 27.9 Sugar: 5.3 Sodium: 150 Fiber: 6.7 Protein: 9.8

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Did you ever eat Kraft Macaroni and Cheese? What is your favorite food from your childhood?

How to Roast the Perfect Kabocha Squash

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Confession time: I had no idea what a kabocha squash was until I started reading HLB blogs. I probably had eaten one in a curry at some point and never realized it.

I forgot how much I loved winter squash until this past year. I’ve always been a fan of summer squash – but winter squash? They were shaped funny and how the hell are you supposed to cut one open? Then everywhere I looked there was a kabocha squash recipe – kabocha donuts, kabocha soup, kabocha pancakes, roasted kabocha. I couldn’t escape it so I had to find one to see what the buzz was about.

I finally found one little kabocha at Whole Foods in September. My first attempt at roasting it turned into me nearly slicing my hand off trying to cut it open – then drizzling it with agave and cinnamon. I started picking at it straight from the oven – and I was hooked.

Then, in true Pittsburgh form, kabocha was no where to be found. Angela and I even went to City Market in Columbus trying to find them from the farmers, but no luck. I even Googled “where to buy kabocha squash in Pittsburgh” – nothing.  If you know me, you know I don’t give up that easily.

Finally, after four or five different desperate Google searches, a Yelp review popped up of a Japanese market in Squirrel Hill. “Only place to find kabocha squash, or Japanese squash” some helpful Yelp-er told me. That person is a saint. If I knew where they lived, I would send them an Edible Arrangement*.

I didn’t go to this particular market right away. I was afraid of being disappointed. One day, my friend Jamie followed me to the mall, and I noticed an “Oriental Market” in the North Hills. I immediately turned and was the only white girl in there. No one knew what I was doing. I did, though. I headed straight to the produce section, and low and behold, sweet, sweet kabochas, I snagged two huges ones and gifted one to Angela since she had never experienced the delight it had to offer.

Then a few months passed (okay, maybe a month) and I didn’t head back out that way. I suddenly decided to stop by the Japanese market in the aforementioned Yelp review. They had one little kabocha. I asked the shopkeeper if he had more. “How many do you want?” I told him all that he had. He brought me out a box of four kabocha squashes.

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Squash of my labor.

If there’s a run on kabocha squashes in Pittsburgh – I know why and I know who reads my blog in Pittsburgh and I’m going to be really pissed if I can’t find one. (Okay, I’ll help you out – the Korean market in Shadyside by the Laundromat also has them.)

Moral of the story: if you can’t find kabocha squash, head to an Asian grocer. They always come through.

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Roast kabocha squash.

Perfectly Roasted Kabocha Squash
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Ingredients
  • Kabocha squash
  • Coconut oil, either melted or spray
  • Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Wash squash thoroughly because you can, and should, eat the skin.
  3. Put squash in microwave on high for 3 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes.
  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with coconut oil.
  5. Cut squash in half and scoop out the strings and seeds.
  6. Once squash is cleaned out, cut in strips or wedges (I prefer strips).
  7. Line on baking sheet and spray lightly with coconut oil.
  8. Sprinkle cinnamon on squash.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes, turning halfway through. Don’t be lazy – it seriously makes a difference. Kabocha squash is the one place I don’t get lazy.

 

Chat with me:
What food do you love but you can’t find? Do you love kabocha squash? Has anyone ever sent you an Edible Arrangement? (I’ve never gotten one, if anyone would like to send me one please contact me for my info.)

*Edible Arrangements did not sponsor this post, but if they are reading this and would like to send me an Edible Arrangement to review, feel free.