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Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

October is really an abundant time for seasonal food in the Northeast. Tomatoes and peaches are still hanging on in the beginning of the month and all the fall food is fully ripened too. I walked through the market looking for inspiration. First the winter squash caught my eye. Acorn, butternut, spaghetti and then kabocha, that was a new one. I did a quick Google search and leaned it is super tough to cut into so I passed. Maybe next time. The acorn squash looked friendly and some sort of stuffed squash sounded tasty. Then I saw the lamb and immediately thought Moroccan spices. Yes, that was it! Here’s what I ended up buying: 3 acorn squash             $03.25   ($1 per lb) 2 lbs ground lamb       $28.00   ($14 per lb) 1 bunch chard               Read More

Local Eats Project / Sustainability

Local Eats Project

Today is National Food Day! Hooray! In honor of this day, I’m launching a new project, the Local Eats Project. Recently I learned that less than 1% of all food purchased in the U.S. comes from famers markets. I want to boost that number! This is the BEST quality food available and too many people are missing out. Food from farmers markets is far more nutritious – for our bodies, our minds, our wallets, our environment, our economies and our consciousness. The Local Eats Project works like this: Once per month I will cook one meal made from 100% local foods, including fat/oil and as many fresh herbs and spices too. I will share the recipe here on Sparkle Kitchen to keep me accountable and to show how simple it is to create a fabulous meal from seasonal ingredients. These are the ground rules: Cook one meal per month using Read More