beans & squash

lightly pack into

pint jars and freeze for a week

of autumn lunches

10 servings

1 lb mixed beans, soaked overnight in 2 inches water, 1 T kosher salt, 1 t soda; simmered with 3 bay leaves until tender; 1 spaghetti squash, halved, roasted at 425 F with maple syrup, kosher salt until just brown; squash seeds toasted with salt, cumin, olive oil; 1 red onion, sliced, pickled in distilled vinegar, sugar, salt; 1/2 c maple syrup, 1 T smoked paprika, 1 c balsamic

add squash, balsamic, maple syrup, paprika to beans; cook down, stirring, allowing a crust to form on bottom at end; top with toasted seeds and pickled red onion

artichoke dip pasta

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the dog jumps in the air, a

silhouette at dusk

source, 5 servings

8 oz shells, cooked al dente in salted water; 2 T olive oil, 2 t minced garlic, pinch red pepper flakes, 12 oz spinach, 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained; 2 c cream, 1 c grated parm, 6 oz sliced mozzarella, kosher salt & pepper

heat oil, garlic, spices, cook 2 minutes; add spinach, artichokes, cream, parm, pasta, stirring to incorporate after each; divide in ramekins, top with mozzarella, 400 F, 25 minutes

pumpkin raspberry muffins

everything in the

vegetable garden freezes

except the squash vines

24 servings, 120 calories

1 can pumpkin, 1 (4-oz size) container gerber bananas, 1/4 c ground flax seed, 1/4 c chia seed, 1 c oats, 1/4 c lemon juice, 1 T cinnamon, 1 t kosher salt, 1 t soda, 1/2 c date nectar, 1 T vanilla, 2 c frozen raspberries, 2 c white whole wheat flour

mix, use silpat, 375 F, 15 minutes