Spanish Butternut Squash “Rice” with Ham

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Okay, I’m officially obsessed with my Inspiralized rice. And so is Lu. The other night, it was an end-of-the-week, “what can we pull together for dinner?” sort of night. The fridge was looking bare (well, bare for me!), but I had plenty of spiralize-able veggies, including butternut squash.

I saw chorizo, olives and half a yellow onion and offered to make “Spanish Butternut Squash Rice with Chorizo.” Totally up Lu’s Latin-American alley- plus, as of late, he thinks my Inspiralized rice is “revolutionary.” Actually, he told me that it’s even more mind-blowing than zucchini noodles. I don’t know if I buy that, but I’m definitely going to post up more Inspiralized rice recipes, since they are just that good.

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Sweet Potato Noodle Ham and Cheese Sandwiches (Gluten-free!)

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Remember the diced ham in Tuesday’s dish? Well, there is a bag of diced ham in my fridge that needed to get used, so here we are: another recipe with ham. 

Funny enough, the reason I bought ham in the first place was because I had been craving a croque-monsieur for about two weeks. However, these days, I try not to make anything that isn’t for “research” purposes for recipe development. Combining my desire for a fancy ham and cheese sandwich with my blogging duties, I set off to create a ham and cheese sandwich out of sweet potato noodles, with inspiration from my noodle buns.

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Autumn Harvest Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

Butternut Squash Noodle Acorn Squash Pasta with Ham, Pecans and Feta

Yikes. That’s a long recipe title. I didn’t know how to shorten it! 

Harvest” simply means the gathering of crops in a season. Well, this season has brought plenty of Autumn vegetables to our local farmer’s market, and I’m determined to use all of them. During our customary Saturday morning trip to the market a couple blocks away, I stumbled upon kohlrabi near the beets. Holding up this vegetable by its green tops, I looked like a nervous magician, pulling a bunny by its ears out of a hat. What the heck is kohlrabi?

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