Butternut Squash Cheesecake Bars (Gluten-Free)

I volunteered to contribute some baked goods for a Japanese fundraising event earlier this month. I baked three kinds of gluten-free bars: green tea and white chocolate bars, lemon bars, and butternut squash cheesecake bars. I was most satisfied with the butternut squash cheesecake bars and they were well received, so I recreated it for […]

Ravioli with Butternut Squash Sauce

This is a simple fall weekday night recipe that uses commercial fresh or frozen ravioli. Instead of butternut squash, you can also use other types of winter squash, such as kabocha or buttercup squash, or sweet potatoes. Ingredients: 8 oz (227 g) commercial fresh or frozen gluten-free ravioli 1 Tbsp olive oil or butter 1/4 […]

Savory Pumpkin Pie with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers and Caramelized Leek

  This dish takes a little time to make, but the instructions are nothing complicated. If you would like a shortcut, you can use a commercial frozen pie shell, roasted peppers in a jar, and canned puréed pumpkin to save time and simplify the process. You can serve this dish as a light main dish […]

Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Adzuki Jelly Dessert (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Macrobiotic)

I took advantage of the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes and pumpkin (kabocha squash) and minimized the amount of sugar in this dessert. It’s packed with fiber and protein. I don’t know if there are any healthy desserts, but I can say that this is one of the healthier options! If you cannot find kabocha […]

Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Soup

This simple and easy-to-make soup warms you up on a cold fall or winter day. If you like curry, you can add a teaspoon of curry powder before you purée the soup. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 cups (180 g) butternut squash, diced 3 cups (220 g) cauliflower florets 800 […]

Quinoa Stuffed Kabocha Squash (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

You realize that the summer is over and the autumn has arrived when you start seeing pumpkins being sold everywhere you go. I saw the first kabocha squash at the nearby grocery store the other day. Since I love the sweet taste of kabocha, I grabbed one without thinking what I was going to do […]