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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Butternut squash and shopping at the health food store

The other day I was out and about and I went into a health food store I have never been. I am always like a kid in a candy store when I come across a health food store. Especially one of those small ones that have jam packed items going multiple shelves up. You never know what you will find. One of the items I purchased was a soy milk powder. I usually order a non dairy creamer from a vegan website but I wanted to see if I could find it in the store. So far I have not found it but on the back of the powder it said you just mix it with water. So, I figured I would try it as a creamer for coffee or tea when I am in need. I carry around with me the creamer so when I am somewhere that has no soy milk, I just pull out my powder. I will let you know how the soy milk powder works out. Other items I bought that day were bean sprouts (a mixture of them), carrots, tofurkey deli slices, my favorite tofurkey Italian sausages, mozzarella by follow your heart and vegan parmesan cheese. I like to stock up with the vegan parmesan cheese. Oh, and I did buy a vegan veggie roll for lunch which I ate with the carrots. (like a veggie roll in a Chinese restaurant) I only needed a few things that day and usually those are items I need to get in a specific store. I do find that the regular supermarkets are starting to sell some more vegan items. But I still have to go to a health food store for certain items.
I had wanted to share with you a Butternut squash risotto recipe that I tried from the Woman's day magazine but I could not find it online. Maybe because it was in the October issue it is not there yet. But this was my first time cooking a fresh butternut squash. I have had it before and always enjoyed it but I usually bought it frozen and pre-cut. It was not hard to peel or cook. I veganized the recipe by simply using vegan butter and cheese that it called for. The next squash I am going to cook for the first time also will be acorn squash. I think it is wonderful to try new vegetables and you may find a new favorite.

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1 comment:

Geraldine said...

I'm on an asparagus kick lately, I can't get enough of them. Not really a fall veggie but the "imports" are still quite tasty.

I love squash, all kinds. The risotto sounds very good. I just posted a curried soup (vegan options) over at Veggies.. you might enjoy too.

Hugs Gemma and take care, G