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.
Any type of squash (butternut, delicatta, acorn, etc)
Salt and pepper
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!
1 Butternut squash
1 big potato
Salt and pepper
You can roast the squash just with oil and then scoop the flesh out or cook it in water
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