| My friend, Daniel Max, sends out the best recipes at the most appropriate times. I share these two with you this crisp and sunny New England morning!
Not only sweet and filling, winter squash’s anti-cancer effects are beneficial in fighting against diabetes and heart disease. It’s rich in the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene which contains anti-inflammatory properties. The rich content of beta-carotene in winter quash makes it a healthy vegetable to fight against asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, all of which have inflammatory symptoms. Winter squash is also rich in beta-cryptoxanthin, which considerably lowers the risk of lung cancer. Being high in fiber, winter squash helps lower cholesterol and protects the colon.
Not only does this vegetable provide us with its sweetness, its carotenoids help regulate the blood sugar level. Its potassium content also helps lower blood pressure.
1 acorn squash
Cut squash in half, discard seeds, and place face down in baking dish with 1” water. Bake for 40 minutes at 375F until tender.
1/2 cup walnut pieces
Chop walnuts and 1/2 cup pecans. Add all other ingredients except flour and extra pecans and blend. Add flour and blend. Fold in in 1/3 cup pecan pieces.
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