Did you know what a powerhouse of nutrition your everyday average squash, pumpkin or zucchini is? In my new book, The Everyday Squash Cook, we delve deep into the world of squash and turn up some surprising information about this humble fall fruit. It is the most versatile and affordable superfood, it is also the most effortless to turn into something delicious.
Think about the other superfoods, namely kale and quinoa. You can’t just take a bunch of kale and start chomping on it, you have to cook it add salt and garlic and lots of flavour to make it palatable. Same with quinoa, after boiling you need to throw a lot of flavour at it or your left with a bland grain. Squash tastes great straight out of the oven so you don’t need to do a lot to make it shine. My cookbook has over 100 incredible recipes for squash, pumpkin and zucchini. Just look at some of these dishes;
Swedish Meatballs with Squash & Mushroom Stroganoff
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Spinach & Pumpkin
Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Stuffed with Kale & Blue Cheese
Mussel Chowder with Summer Squash
Poached Eggs over Squash & Green Tomato Masala Hash
Spaghetti Squash with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes & Olives
Zucchini, Clementine & Edamame Salad with Herbed Feta Dressing
And then there are the desserts! Butternut Brownies, Squashsicles, Mini Pumpkin Tarts with Brandied Cream, Butternut Cranberry Pudding Cake…
Spend a moment with this book and you’ll never think of squash the same way again. You might also think about bacon in a whole new way. Have you ever tried Butternut Bacon? It is pretty amazing. Watch my co-author Rob Firing make it on Canada AM here.
If you’d like to taste some of these delicious dishes without having to actually cook them you are welcome to attend the launch party tomorrow night. There will be canapeés made with recipes from the book, complimentary Prosecco and pumpkin spice lattes courtesy of Sense Appeal Coffee Roasters. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through Type Books.