Squash blossom quesadillas 


12 Squash blossoms 

1 tbsp of vegetable oil 

1 ½ cup of cheese 

1 small onion 

1 Garlic clove 

Salt and pepper to taste 

6 corn tortillas 


Remove the steam from the flower, place flowers in cold water and gentle rinse. Place over paper towels to absorbed excess water. The blossoms are very delicate, handle with care. 

Heat oil in a skillet over a medium high heat. Add onion and garlic. Tossing until onion looks translucent, about 3 minutes. Add Blossoms and season with salt and pepper. Cook, gently stir them until blossoms are heated through, 2-3 minutes. Slightly cool before using.

Heat up corn tortillas in a pan, add the blossoms, shred cheese, add itand let it melt. 



Roasted squash


Any type of squash (butternut, delicatta, acorn, etc) 


Salt and pepper 

Rosemary/oregano/thyme (optional)


Preheat oven at 350 F 

Chop up the squash in the size you prefer 

Oil the pan and drizzle some on top of the squash 

Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste 

Add rosemary/oregano/ thyme or any other herbs you think would be good

Put in the oven until cooked  (you can check this poking it with a fork) this takes about half an hour but each type of squash cooks differently depending on how hard they are 


You can serve with pasta and a little bit of butter or with rice and lentils or any other thing! 


You can save the seeds, wash them, dry them and toast them and keep them whole (you can add this to granola, oatmeal or as a topping to dishes) or grind them to make “pepita,” which in Guatemala is added to fruit with lemon and salt → apples and oranges are good with it! 



Butternut/carrot soup 


2 carrots

1 Butternut squash 

1 big potato 



Thyme (optional) 

Salt and pepper 


You can roast the squash just with oil and then scoop the flesh out or cook it in water 

Chop carrots 

Chop potatoes

Chop onion and garlic 

Bring water to a boil (calculate just enough to cover the ingredients) 

Add potatoes, when a bit cooked add carrots 

Add the onion and garlic 

Add thyme, salt and pepper to taste 

Wait until everything is cooked 

Turn heat off 

Let it cool a little bit (5 min) 

Strain solid ingredients and keep the water in a bowl! 

Blend all solid ingredients with a bit of the water leftover 

Add water bit by bit as needed (you don’t want it too watery) → you can also add broth here 


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