This delicious risotto-like filling combination is slow roasted in the squash to make a wonderful supper dish. Perfect for vegetarians and also for meat eater too. Butternut squash is a versatile vegetable that is packed full of nutrition. It is loaded with vitamin A – 1 cup of cooked squash has 457% of the recommended daily allowance. It is also a good source of fibre, magnesium and potassium. Also, like most other veggies, it is low in fat, sodium and is cholesterol-free.
Seasonal eating, what does it mean? Foods that are ‘in season’ are foods that are grown and harvested at the time of year when you buy and cook them. Before global transportation was as accessible and easy as it is today, eating locally and seasonally was the norm. It was out of the question to get peaches in the winter, or chestnuts in the summer. There are many health benefits to eating and sourcing local seasonal foods. It can also help you to save money too.