For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
- 1-1/2 cups of chopped uncooked butternut squash
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 cup of quinoa super grain mix (millet, quinoa, red quinoa, buckwheat)
- 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup of Bragg’s Ginger and Sesame Dressing (Aldi has an awesome knock off version of this!)
- 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds (ready to eat – no shell) If you can’t find pumpkin seeds you can use sunflower.
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I want to note that this is one of my favorites to make during the Autumn and Winter months. It is common to find fresh butternut squash this time of year. If for some reason you can’t find it fresh most grocery stores carry the butternut squash cooked and diced. This works well in the recipe below as well. Let me know by reaching out on my website if you need additional information.
In The Kitchen
I love cooking up fast and healthy dishes in the kitchen because it allows me more time outdoors growing things. The electric steam cooker makes it super easy for me to walk away while the grains and cook them evenly. You can find the Rival Rice Cooker I recommend here. Doesn’t this look yum?!
My daughter brought this bottle of dressing home and I fell in love with it. We found it at our local Kroger or you can use this link to purchase on Amazon.
What are Super Grains?
Wheat has always been the stable super grain in my home until a few years ago when I was introduced to super grains. Today we are able to shop locally and find many new grains from around the world. At the present time, I’m not growing any super grains of my own but I have grown millet as an ornamental.
“A super grain is basically a grain PACKED with nutrient” – says Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM on Dr. Oz 2013.
Below are some of the top super grains on the market today that I have used in recipes.
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