Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples, Nuts, and Sage

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples, Nuts, and Sage - Andrea Meyers

Side dish or dessert? I remember the first time I ordered a side of roasted acorn squash in a restaurant, and I commented on how it was more like dessert than an entree. The restaurant served it with butter and brown sugar, and I had no need for dessert after enjoying that treat. Though I… 

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Zucchini and Mushroom Pasta with Lemon Basil

Zucchini and Mushroom Pasta with Lemon Basil - Andrea Meyers

With zucchini in season and a garden full of herbs, I had plenty to work with for creating a quick and easy meal. For this dish, I sauteed shallots and garlic, tossed in some baby portabella mushrooms and julienne zucchini, added some lemon basil chiffonade, then finished it off with a dry white wine and… 

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Zucchini-Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Crunch Glaze

Zucchini Olive Oil Cake - Andrea Meyers

It’s that zucchini time of year. If you planted it in your garden you may already have a trickle coming in, but if not don’t fret, you will have some very soon and the trickle will turn into a flood. Zucchini plants are very prolific and sometimes leave gardeners feeling overwhelmed with the harvest and… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash Puree with Ginger

Roasted Butternut Squash Puree Recipe with Ginger - Andrea Meyers

I’ve been roasting squash all during the month of November, and every time I use up all the squash in my kitchen, more seems to magically appear. Well, actually I just get more because I keep thinking of ways to use it. This gingered puree was an experiment that turned out pretty well. Originally I… 

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Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Croutons

Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Croutons - Andrea Meyers

What can be more comforting than a bowl of creamy soup on a cold day? When the weather starts to turn a little chilly, I start making soups and this was my first one this month. Roasting the acorn and butternut squash brings out a wonderful sweetness that is tempered by the leeks, herbs, and… 

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Michael’s Vegetarian Chili

Michael’s Vegetarian Chili - Andrea Meyers

Michael saw a recipe in the Washington Post about twenty years ago that inspired him to make this. It’s a very healthy, low-fat, vegetarian chili. He likes it chunky, and true chili mongers might even call this a soup done up tex-mex style. When Michael makes it for himself, he uses lots of hot peppers…. 

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