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Meatless Monday: Roasted squash and quinoa salad

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(Read caption) Roast butternut squash with flavorful cumin for a side dish. Toss any leftovers the next day with greens, quinoa, nuts, dried fruit of your choice, and a citrus dressing.

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I’m a big fan of doubling my efforts to get two meals in one. Today’s recipe is one of those. Actually, I find all roasted veggies really have that potential. Like the Roasted Carrot recipe I shared a while back, or roast beets to make this soup today and use the rest to make this Roasted Beet Bruschetta tomorrow.

I mean really, isn’t it nice to not have to always cook every night?

Isn’t having a night off from time to time such a great feeling?

I love cooking but even I need a night “off” once or twice a week. In case you were wondering, I don’t consider making a salad cooking, or chopping up vegetables to eat on toasted bread as cooking either, nor is heating up leftovers (one of my favorite cooking experiences). To me that’s just getting ready to eat.

With squash being plentiful and very inexpensive it makes a great side dish with dinner tonight and a fabulous salad or soup tomorrow. I recommend making quinoa and roasted squash as a side dish one night, then using the leftovers, you can make this salad for a fabulous lunch or even a delightful dinner salad that won’t taste like you’re eating last nights leftovers.

That’s always a good thing.

Roasted Cumin Spiced Squash

2 lbs. of cubed butternut squash

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika

salt

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