The evenings are dark, it's starting to feel chilly in the mornings and despite my need for comfort food, I'm still keen to stick to my usual levels of fruit and vegetable intake, I'm feeling the need for plant-based goodness.
Luckily, I LOVE butternut squash. Nutrient-provider and comfort-giver in one.
If you do too. Try this tasty recipe from Eva Marie. I'm indifferent to quinuoa but it does add texture.
However, it's worth bearing in mind that there are reports of rising prices of quinuoa in Peru, where it is a staple food stuff. Therefore if you can use something else, you may be making the lives of Peruvians easier.
Couscous and bulgar wheat would work well.
I know I'm lucky to be mad about vegetables and not everyone can get excited about them like I seem to.
But if you try to spice them up and add flavour, they may seem more appealing.