174 recipes for "squash"
Filipino Chicken Soup (Tinola)

Filipino Chicken Soup (Tinola)

May 12, 2010

Tinola, a favourite on Filipino dinner tables, is made in many variations. The most traditional vegetables used in this soup are green (unripe) papaya or chayote squash, but other green squashes and melons are used, too. Zucchini makes a fine substitute; just make sure to take out the seeds and soft core. The soup is traditionally finished with herbal leaves, such as those of the native malunggay tree, or with chili leaves, the small tender leaves of hot pepper plants, which are tasty but not hot; watercress lends a similar flavour. Use a free-range chicken; if you buy the poultry at an Asian market, you get the head and feet, too, which add lots of extra flavour to the broth.

Maple Syrup Pork Ribs

Maple Syrup Pork Ribs

May 12, 2009

My family is very fortunate to have a "sugar bush" in Northern Ontario, where we make our own maple syrup every spring. As a result, it is usually plentiful so we use it pretty much everyday in baking and cooking. We think that everything tastes better with maple syrup! I serve the ribs with a side of long-grain brown and Canadian wild rice blend that I make up (3/4 brown to 1/4 wild), oven roasted squash and steamed green beans with toasted walnuts. Tip: this is a terrific recipe to make earlier in the day (up to the point of cooking it for one hour). Just cover the baking dish with foil and keep refrigerated until ready, then you can visit with your guests while it bakes. I also put the rice on at that time as it takes an hour to steam and the squash can go right in the oven, at the same time and temperature as the ribs as well. You just have to steam the beans for the last few minutes before the meal. I have been making this recipe for over eighteen years and everyone of every age loves it.

Baked Manitoba Harvest Ratatouille

Baked Manitoba Harvest Ratatouille

May 12, 2009

This dish is inspired by the wonderful fresh produce from the Osbourne Village Farmer's Market which is across the street from my house in Winnipeg. The market is open Thursday nights from June to September and features only very local farmers, including some urban farmers. Each week my son and I would go to the market and buy one of each item available. Towards the middle of the summer I ended up with many varieties of peppers, summer squash, eggplant, tomatoes and herbs, so I developed this recipe to celebrate the Manitoba Harvest. All of these ingredients, with the exception of quinoa, are grown in Manitoba. Quinoa is an excellent source of iron and magnesium as well as one of the best vegetable sources of protein. Serve this dish with a slice of whole grain bread to complete the protein.

Roast Vegetables

Roast Vegetables

Jul 14, 2005

Roasting vegetables used to be confined to times when a standing rib roast was on the menu. You don't have to wait until then, though, to enjoy the crispy golden edges and concentrated tastes vegetables deliver via the oven.

Golden Roasted Roots

Golden Roasted Roots

Aug 27, 2012

Tired of the same old vegetables on your table? Try this medley of the season's finest root vegetables. A simple roasted garlic vinaigrette adds flavour while preserving the natural sweetness of each vegetable. Use a high-quality heavy baking sheet for roasting the vegetables because it holds an even heat and helps give them a nice golden colour. 

Cranberry Chicken Skillet Supper

Cranberry Chicken Skillet Supper

Jul 14, 2005

To serve four, just double the ingredients and cook this in a shallow Dutch oven or wide saucepan. Rice pilaf or mashed potatoes complete the meal nicely.

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Dec 9, 2005

This traditional hearty soup features lentils, chickpeas, pasta and vegetables with aromatic yet mild spices. In Morocco its name is harira, and it serves to break the Ramadan fast in Muslim homes.

Spaghetti with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Nov 24, 2007

Who needs canned tomato sauce? Ready in mere minutes, a dash of balsamic vinegar makes this budget-friendly spaghetti dish stand out from the rest.

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