The first squashtastic vegan recipe hour!

Hello again!

Thank you for all of the contributions to the very first #veganrecipehour! If you didn’t get to join us, here is a round up of what happened!

The topic of the week was #squash.

Squash, to some is a bit of a veg rack warmer. This hard skinned sometimes rather heavy lump of vegetable, seems to be more trouble than its worth! But, believe me, its well, well worth the effort!

In its most simple form, it is beautiful simply cut in half, seeds scooped out (save these!) and roast in the oven yum!

Regarding the seeds, I tend to just sort them out from the stringy bits and place them on a baking sheet with a little olive oil and a tiny pinch of salt. You can also use paprika, herbs, chilli etc, they are also nice with a little sugar and cinnamon. Bake on around 180c for about 20 minutes, you can tell when they are done as they sound kinds crispy! They are also easy to burn so, keep a close eye on them! perfect on salads, soups or as a lovely snack.

Here is a really handy identification guide,
There are so many shapes and sizes of squash, its useful to know a little bit about them and also, to sound like you are a Veggie expert and show off a bit or,it might come in handy in a pub quiz! There are more guides to be found on ‘tinternet but, I liked this one as Id actually seen some these varieties!
But of course this is only a tempting glimpse into the world of #squash! There is a myriad of options from here!

Thank you to everyone for their beautiful, creative recipes and also for taking the time to post links to recipes!

How about a nice and ‘spicy Thai butternut squash soup‘ or a superb ‘Roast pumpkin Linguine‘ Courtesty of @Vegsoup4thesoul. Many thanks to @theflexitarian for this recipe for ‘#kale salad with roasted #butternut #squash’.

Here is another lovely recipe for ‘Pumpkin Soup‘ from @jasminetrinity. Yum! Or a ‘Stuffed Squash‘ Fabulous! Thank you to @fullbelliesOAB for this ‘ Chowder style bake‘ recipe. Yummy and totally belly filling! Or what about a ‘Spicy pumpkin coconut stew‘. Tasty!
Another stuffed #squash recipe can he found here. This time its a ‘Wild Rice-Stuffed Squash with Chanterelles’ Wowee!

We had some lovely ideas from @witchyaggie The first…. Embedded image permalink
How to make a pumpkin puree followed by these two lovely recipe ideas: How to make a ‘Pumpkin spice Syrup‘ and a ‘Pumpkin spice Cake‘ How about a ‘Pumpkin pie‘?! yum!!

Another awesome idea came in from @lukeberman. ‘Butternut #squash infused RumAn alcoholic drink with pumpkin! So, we can have starters, mains, pudding and a superb cocktail all featuring #squash!

Of course, this is only a glimpse of what was shared on #veganrecipehour! Please take a look at twitter under hash tag ‘veganrecipehour’ for more pictures, links and amazing inspiring ideas!


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