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it’s time to SQUASH YOUR HUNGER and give ’em pumpk-in’ to talk about with the season’s best gourds!  a great way to enjoy local produce through the late summer and well into the fall, with their savoury goodness, yummy versatility, and spooooky potential!  they’re so colourful and tasteful and beautiful – oh my gourd!

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This gluten-free and low-carb twist on a classic will satisfy everyone at the table (and convert even lifelong spaghetti squash skeptics). The tried and tested double-boiler method often used for carbonara allows even heating for a smooth and creamy sauce.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Sesame Scallion Butternut Squash” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Fsesame-scallion-butternut-squash%2F|||”]

The savouriness of scallions and sesame oil are a match made in heaven with the sweetness of butternut squash.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Kabocha Squash Thai Custard” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Fkabocha-squash-thai-custard%2F|||”]

This classic Thai pumpkin custard (sankaya) uses the famously sweet kabocha squash. Custard and squash lovers can unite over this sweet-but-not-too-sweet dessert  that takes full advantage of kabocha squash’s fluffy, chestnut-like texture and natural sugars.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Roasted Hubbard Squash & Coconut Soup” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Froasted-hubbard-squash-and-coconut-soup%2F|||”]

This creamy and dreamily spicy soup is perfect for welcoming fall.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Fpumpkin-cheesecake-tarts%2F|||”]

A more decadent twist on the classic pumpkin pie that’s sure to please every age![/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Sweet Dumpling Squash Risotto” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Fsweet-dumpling-squash-risotto%2F|||”]

Two comforting textures come together in this hearty one-pot meal that’s fancy yet simple enough for weeknights.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Whole-roasted Honeynut Squash” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Fwhole-roasted-honey-nut-squash%2F|||”]

If you can’t wait until the weekend to cure your squash cravings, try this super simple method! Just turn on the oven and toss ’em in, and the low and slow heat will bring out so many natural sugars, it shines as the lone ingredient in this recipe.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Lemony Kale & Mushroom Delicata Boats” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Flemony-kale-mushroom-delicata-boats%2F|||”]

Low and slow roasting makes the flesh of delicata squash extra creamy. The meaty skin of delicata squash along with the smoky aromas of kale and portobello makes this dish surprisingly decadent for vegans and meat-lovers alike.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Acorn Squash & Quinoa Harvest Bowls” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Facorn-squash-quinoa-harvest-bowls%2F|||”]

As far as heart-healthy, antioxidant-rich meals in edible containers go, this one takes the top spot! We like using Gala apples for this—it’s sweet, always around, holds its shape.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Curry Buttercup Squash Soup” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Fcurry-buttercup-squash-soup%2F|||”][/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Sausage-Stuffed Stripetti Squash” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Get the Recipe!” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fthesweetpotato.ca%2Fsweetmeals%2Fsausage-stuffed-stripetti%2F|||”]

The stripetti squash tastes like a creamier, sweeter version of a spaghetti squash, which makes it a great companion for hearty stuffings. Mixing your own spice blend for this dish allows you to use any meat (or plant-based alternative) you wish.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]