As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Today's Recipe

If you don't know what to have for dinner tonight ...

The beautiful orange color of the squash reflects its rich concentration of vitamin A— 49% of your Daily Value! Combine the nutritional value of the squash with the great taste of the red chili sauce for a side dish that will become a family favorite.

Steamed Butternut Squash with Red Chili Sauce

Steamed Butternut Squash with Red Chili Sauce

Prep and Cook Time: 23 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized butternut squash cut into 1 inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 1 medium onion cut in half and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup +1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 TBS chopped cilantro
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Slice onion and chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance their health benefits.
  2. Bring 2 inches of water in a steamer to a boil.
  3. Cut squash into cubes and steam in a steamer with a tight fitting lid until al denté, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium size skillet. Healthy Saute onion in broth for 3 minutes over medium heat stirring frequently. Add garlic and spices and mix well. After about 1 minute add rest of broth and begin to simmer gently.
  5. When squash is al denté, almost done, but still firm on the inside, add to simmering sauce and cook together for another 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cilantro.

1 comment:

Hugh Smith said...

Now I know where to get great recipes!
Go girl!