Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I feared cooking  squash. The kind of fear that you have of the unknown. This was unchartered culinary territory for me. You see, growing up in Pakistan, the closest I came to eating,never mind cooking, this fruit was the Lauki or  gourd. They all come from the same Cucurbitaceae family. Members include the pumpkin, squash, zucchini,watermelon and various melons.Even good old cucumber is related!

As I became more conscious of what I put inside my body, the  list of fruits and vegetables I consumed grew. There was no way I could ignore the squash any longer. It is such a big part of life here in the U.S! Continue reading “Roasted Butternut Squash Soup”

Meatless Monday-Eggplant

This vibrant, purple fella goes by many names. Aubergine, brinjal, garden egg, melongene and even guinea squash. It is commonly known as eggplant because of it’s egg-like shape.

This is by far the most misunderstood and under appreciated vegetable in my home.

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