Holiday Season 2014
December already – where did this year get to? Â Hopefully you are all ready for a fabulous holiday season filled with family and good tidings. We offer a savory recipe for this month, a Stuffed Acorn Squash filled with a sausage mixture, topped with a light tomato sauce and cheese. Â Easy to prepare this is a meat and veggie in one dish meal. Â Great use of winter squash, warming on a winterâ€™s night. We wish you and yours the best of the holiday season – Safe travels, good friends and savory meals. Remember – Life is Short – Enjoy your Meals!
To accompany our recipe of the month we explore acorn squash as a vegetable itself. Â Actually an edible gourd that is related to crookneck and zucchini squash, acorn squash is a good for you veggie that contains no fat, cholesterol or sodium. Â Easy on calories and power house of potassium and other vitamins, acorn squash is a winner nutritionally. Â Couldnâ€™t be easier to prepare – half, scoop and bake. Â We love simple here at FbyF and the acorn squash qualifies.
Are you familiar with Dashi? Â Dashi comes to us from Japan and it is used in place of meat based stocks in oriental cooking. Â Even though itâ€™s made from fish and seaweed the taste is subtle and slightly smoky adding that authentic umami element to your oriental dishes. Â Essential to many soups, miso soup is not the same without hondashi stock as itâ€™s base. Â Found online or at your favorite Asian grocer, dashi is a secret ingredient to oriental cooking.