Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash with cream-colored cylindrical fruits striped in green or orange that are cooked. As its name suggests, it has characteristically a delicate rind. It is also known as peanut squash, Bohemian squash, or sweet potato squash.
We gathered a few delicious recipes, all of which can be modified and made, almost entirely, using produce and artisan food items found in our webstore. For example, Erba Verde Farms mild Italian sausage is a great substitute for the chicken sausage in the Stuffed Delicata recipe. My family adds kale for color and an antioxidant boost.
There's so many ways to prepare and enjoy delicata squash. Here are a few of our favorites:
Stuffed Delicata with Sausage Mushroom Stuffing
Delicata is very versatile, one of my favorite ways to eat it is stuffed with a savory sausage stuffing made with celery, onion and mushrooms – a wonderful contrast to the sweet flavor of the squash.
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Delicata Squash
Butternut squash is one of my very favorite fall vegetables. There are just two tiny problems: I absolutely hate cutting or peeling it. That’s how delicata squash won my affection. Not only is this winter squash easier to slice into, but there’s also no need to peel it. It also comes in a much more manageable size
Delicata Squash Tacos with Black Beans
From Naturally Ella:
You might be thinking why delicata squash? Delicata is one of those hard winter squashes that doesn’t need peeling- you can eat the entire squash, skin and all. Sliced thin, like in these tacos, it roasts quickly, adapts to flavors you pair with it, and works for a myriad of meals.
Roasted Delicata Squash Pasta with Greens
From Familystyle Food:
Ready in 30 minutes — a delicious vegetarian pasta dish with roasted delicata squash, caramelized onion and chili in a creamy Parmesan sauce with wilted greens.
The radish is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family. Radishes are cousins of mustard and cabbage. They have a mild to hot peppery flavor and crunchy texture.
Radishes are believed to originate in China but have been cultivated throughout the world for thousands of years. They were one of the first seeds brought over with colonists to the Americas. Today, many cultures honor radishes in celebrations around the world.
Radishes are a very good source of vitamin C, which may help fight disease and rescue healthy cells from an onslaught of destructive free radicals. They can be used to help relieve stomachaches, to facilitate digestion, elimination of excess water and to regulate blood pressure. In the past, radishes were used in treatment of kidney stones, intestinal parasites and bad skin.
Storage & Preparation
If greens are still attached, remove immediately to prevent moisture loss. Free radish greens can be sautéed and eaten! Remove excess dirt and place in a plastic bag. Store in your vegetable crisper for up to two weeks.
Scrub radishes before you plan to eat them. Small radishes can be served whole or chopped.
Quick Pickled Radishes