No Meat Zone Recipes: Vegan JL’s Stuffed Acorn Squash

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JL’s Stuffed Acorn Squash
Serves 2


One acorn squash
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup red onion
1 clove garlic
5 -8 strands of saffron (or to taste)
olive oil
S+P to taste


Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice the acorn squash in half and scoop out seeds. Drizzle olive oil over both halves and salt and pepper to taste. Place squash side down on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bake for 30 minutes. After baking scrape the cooked squash away from the skin and set aside.
In a skillet, heat 1T olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion and saffron, stirring for 2 - 3 minutes. Add cooked quinoa and squash and heat for 3 - 5 minutes. Scoop into each squash skin half, salt and pepper to taste and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F.

Serve and enjoy.

JL | @JLgoesvegan
Post-40 JL became a marathoner and triathlete, changed careers and transitioned from vegetarian to vegan. She now blogs about vegan cooking (and wine!) and fitness. Follow JL on her blog and Facebook.

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