A Kind Night
Even though I am not vegan, I love vegan recipes and think that this book is very beautifully written and captivating.
Being that Michael had another business dinner last night, I was on my own and decided to make Alicia’s butternut squash recipe (because it is orange, of course).
Squash ‘n’ Onions
(Adapted from The Kind Diet)
1 medium butternut squash
2 medium onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Peel the squash and cute into 2″ pieces. Halve the onions lengthwise and slice crosswise into 1/2″ slices. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onions and saute until transparent (about 5 minutes). Add the squash and oregano. Saute for another 2-3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan and the salt. Cover pan, reduce hear to low, and simmer for about 25 minutes.
This serves 4, but I halved the recipe when I made it for myself and saved the rest for lunch tomorrow. Yay for leftovers!
When I finished eating dinner, I picked the book back up and stumbled on a recipe for hot chocolate. Score!
I made several modifications based on what I had in the house, and it was really good.
1 cup almond milk
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Whisk all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and cook until its hot enough for you!
I was also lucky enough to catch up over the phone with my wonderful friend Michelle. We’ve been friends since the second grade!
I’ll thank Alicia for my lovely evening. You just have to love Cher Horowitz.
Have you ever read The Kind Diet? If so, what is your favorite recipe from the book? I’m dying to make them all!
Have a great day!