Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Favorite Veggie

It’s been a busy Tuesday so far.  I got in a quickie workout this morning, by doing a quick 20 minutes walk/run, followed by 20 minutes of abs, biceps and triceps. I really wanted to do P90X, but didn’t have the time this morning.  After breakfast we headed to Whole Paycheck and another stop at our regular grocery store.  Of course, I took far too long in Whole Foods, because I just love walking around and gazing.  Our WF now has Kombucha on tap!  As if I needed more enticement to shop there. 

I came home and had one of my typical 3 “go to” lunches.

 Veggie burger Asian salad:  Homemade chickpea pattie, spinach, kale, jicama, sugar snap peas, kelp noodles, and a few flakes of dulce


Dressed with Miso, ginger, wasabi CRACK:


As I was enjoying my veggie filled lunch I started to think about what my favorite vegetable is.  I really don’t think I can narrow it down to one.  I love so many!  

One that is definitely towards to the top of the list is butternut squash.  I eat it year round, and it’s so versatile.  Butternut squash soup, roasted butternut squash, butternut squash au gratin, butternut squash fries…you get the picture. 

Here was one of the best tasting preparations of this versatile veggie that I’ve had in awhile.

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Grilled Butternut Squash with Gorgonzola and Balsamic Reduction

Grill or roast butternut squash in quarters until it is slightly charred and soft.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and gorgonzola crumbles.  Drizzle with balsamic reduction. 

In my opinion squash and blue cheese were made to go together.  Sweet, salty, and buttery, this simple side dish has it all goin’ on. 

What is your favorite vegetable and how do you prepare it?


  1. Wow, that sounds amazing! I have never thought of grilling a fall squash like that! And then with the balsamic and blue cheese?!?!
    I think my favorite veggie (right now) is sauteed kale...LOVE!

  2. I love grazing in Whole Foods too. SO much to take in. My husband hates going in there with me. :)

    Butternut squash is right up there as one of my favorite veggies. Can't think of a single way I wouldn't love it!