Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving recipe test: Quinoa & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

I tested another Thanksgiving day recipe last night. This one comes from Emily from The Daily Garnish: Quinoa & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash.

While reading through the recipe, I was impressed by Emily's explanation and pictures. I am a visual learner so I appreciated her various images and detailed explanations. You can tell she went to culinary school. :)

quinoa & acorn-stuffed squash

Sorry for the not so great photo, which is a result of indoor lighting.

The end result was delicious and tasted fresh and nutritious. My only complaint was that the onion flavor ended up being quite strong.

I will definitely make this on Thanksgiving, but need to use less onions and put more balsamic vinegar on top. I didn't have any glaze, so I just used the regular BV. The recipe was pretty easy to make overall.

I hope my sister-in-law, the fellow vegetarian joining our holiday meal, will enjoy this recipe too.


  1. That's good to know about the onions. You could make a glaze (also called a reduction) with your balsamic vinegar just simmer until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon...although I think that's easier said than done because mine ended up too thick when I tried it.

  2. Congrats on the new blog name/branding! I know you've been talking about this for a long time. Did you actually have to move all the content or were you able to just rename, change headers, etc?

  3. Congrats on your new name/branding! I know you've been thinking about doing this for a long time. Did you need to move all your content or were you able to just rename, change the header, etc?

    Nice fall recipe (except the too much onion part). Have a great Thanksgiving!