Did You Guess My Name?


I am called Patty Pan Squash and yes, you can eat me. No, I am not a flower but I grow a beautiful yellow flower before I mature. No, I am not an alien and I did not come on a spaceship. I am a Native American heirloom and I was grown by the Native Americans in the Northeast.

Dieters like me because I am low in calories. I contain high fiber and vitamin A and C and some B vitamins: niacin, riboflavin and thiamine. I also, have some minerals: iron, calcium and potassium. I have a sweet flavor and I can be baked, grilled, stuffed, or pickled. You would love me in muffins, pies and cakes.

I was shopping in the local health food store and saw the Patty Pan squash. It caught my eye and after I picked it up I decided to buy it. When I arrived home I took a photo of the squash and began to create a recipe.

I usually stuff butternut squash but Patty Pan was smaller and I had no experience what it tasted like. Here was my chance to find out. I began by washing the organic squash and then boiling it in a pot with water for 20 minutes and then I cut off the stem and removed the pulp inside to create a area for the rice stuffing. Then I placed it into a baking dish.

Next, I put about two tablespoon of organic olive oil into the frying pan with one chopped organic onion and a clove of organic garlic. I cooked it until soft and poured 2 cups of water and placed 1 cup of organic brown rice and cooked on low until the rice was done.

I added organic herbs of basil, thyme, and sage to the rice mixture. Then I spooned the rice mixture into the opening of the Patty Pan squash and placed the stem on top and baked at 350 for 20 minutes.

Boy! Was that easy and a delight to behold. I am going to search for other summer squashes the next time I go to the health food store and create other recipes to enjoy and share with friends and family.

What about you! Will you find a way to enjoy the wonderful healing food of Mother Nature?

Photo by Patricia R. Blumhagen
Baked Stuffed Organic Patty Pan Squash


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPatricia R. Blumhagen an Interfaith Minister, Spiritual, and Nutritional Coach
and Indie Author of: Winter’s Mystery-Time To Go Within:Spiritual Journeying,
enjoys cooking, gardening, writing and is passionate about guiding individuals
towards self transformation: She assist other sto believe and empower themselves
to release the emotional pain, rebirth the possibilities, and reclaim the Divine within.

www.wintersmystery.com/ http://www.reinventinghealthpublishing.com





About patricia720

Interfaith Minister, spiritual coach, nutritional counseling, Indie author of: Winter's Mystery-Time To Go Within:Spiritual Journeying. I enjoy gardening, writing, reading, cooking and nature. My passion is to encourage and empower others to release, rebirth, reclaim their authentic self. I live in the beautiful Berkshire, MA and enjoy the four seasons. I like to sit on my porch and view the sunrise and sunset. Walking in the early morning and listening to the birds songs is a gift I give to myself. I am a searcher and dreamer and love learning.
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