I learned a new tip today!

Acorn squash can be a major biznatch to prep. The skin is thick, there are lots of ridges, and it’s terribly unstable. To make it easier, you just have to follow these suggestions!

1. Peel (or cut) a section on the acorn squash so that it is flat. This will make the squash stand freely!

2. The best place to cut an acorn squash is in deep part of one of the ridges. So when you choose a place to cut or peel in tip#1, make sure the other side of the squash has a deep ridge right down the middle. That way, the squash is standing safely by itself and you are cutting into the easiest part of the skin!

3. Once the squash is cut in half, pour a light layer of water into a large casserole dish. Oven should be preheated to 375-400 F. Bake the squash face down- the water will steam the squash much quicker this way.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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