Sweet-Filled Acorn Squash Bowl {recipe} and WIAW

by Danica on November 13, 2013

hey hey!  Happy Wednesday!

I didn’t do the greatest job of photographing food this past week, but I did capture a few winners.  The last picture in this post was easily my favorite.

Here’s a look at what I’ve been eating lately…

what i ate wednesday button

be sure to check out the awesome WIAW link-up on Peas and Crayons!

smoothie bowl - post-workout meal

surefire way to make a smoothie taste good?  volunteer for 6 hours and come home so hungry you’re ready to eat your own arm ;)

p.s. the weird coloring is because of the old-school blender I have.  It typically struggles to get everything all mixed up.  I’m pretty sure that the only reason it actually blends everything is because while it’s turned on I also hold the top and bottom and shake it up and down.  It’s quite the scene.

larabar uber bar coconut macaroon snack

I like this one even more than the Sticky Bun flavor.

pumpkin pasta with peas and lentils lunch

creamy vegan pumpkin pasta with peas and lentils (this recipe!)
*if you love pumpkin then I’d highly recommend it.

homemade pizza

homemade pizza!  …we were running low on tomatoes haha

homemade applesauce bowl

I decided to finish up the rest of the homemade applesauce after a workout earlier this week, and figured that since I was eating the last of it, I didn’t need to get another dish dirty.  Who doesn’t eat applesauce out of a bowl the size of their head?!

spaghetti squash with veggie-filled sauce topping dinner

Okay, so this probably looks terrible, but I swear it tasted fantastic.

baked spaghetti squash with a veggie-filled topping (sauteed onion and bell pepper in sesame seed oil, lentils, marinara sauce, pesto, garlic powder, and oregano)

so. so. good.
my husband loved this meal, too!

glass of red wine

I was hit with a totally random (yet strong) craving for red wine last night.  Since Jesse was stopping by Trader Joe’s after work anyway, I asked him to pick up a bottle and we each had a glass – it was really good.  If you’re ever looking for cheap yet good-tasting wine, definitely hit up Trader Joe’s –  $3.99 for this bottle and it tastes fantastic.

sweet-filled acorn squash bowl recipe

and last but not least – this beauty.


  • Preheat the oven to 375*F.
  • Slice off the ends of an acorn squash and cut it in half, lengthwise.
  • Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds from each middle.
  • On a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil, bake cut-side-down for 45 minutes, or until the inside of the squash is soft.
  • In each half of the squash, drizzle/top with your version of the following ingredients:
    -nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew, sunflower seed, etc.)
    -coconut oil or coconut butter
    -ground cinnamon and/or ginger
    -nuts (cashews, sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
    -dried fruit (chopped figs or dates, raisins, etc.)
  • Enjoy!


Are you a wine drinker?  What’s your favorite?

Squash – sweet or savory?


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1 Heather @fitncookies November 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

I love white wines.. mostly Moscato. I actually just bought a few at TJ’s this past weekend when I was in Ohio. PA won’t get their act together so they can’t sell it here :( Such a bummer because it was so cheap! I am excited to try a glass :)
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2 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 13, 2013 at 7:20 am

That squash bowl is definitely a beauty. Savoury squash can be delicious, but I have to admit that I’ll always prefer it sweet. I mean, drizzled with almond butter and honey? Be still my pounding heart <3 <3
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3 Ang @ Nutty for Life November 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

I have been loving smoothies for the past few weeks, even though there’s snow on the ground! When it’s good, it’s good!
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4 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat November 13, 2013 at 8:23 am

Everything looks wonderful! That pumpkin pasta looks soooo amazing. I’m excited to take a look at that recipe! The squash bowl looks really yummy too!

I’m not much of a wine drinker but if I do have any, I like white zinfandel the best.
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5 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I am not much of a wine drinker unless it is a sweet red. My favorite is an Iowa-made wine called Red, White, and Blue by Tassel Ridge. It is SO good!
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6 Becky November 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I remember seeing the picture of this acorn squash on instagram; I am so glad you posted the recipe! It looks amazing!
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7 Jessie November 14, 2013 at 2:13 am

Phew! I’m glad I’m not the only one whose shaken their blender back & fourth to get it all mixed. I used to do the same exact thing with one of my older blenders back in the day. Hey, it works right?!
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8 Allison @ Life's a Bowl November 14, 2013 at 4:39 am

I’m a big fan of acorn (and spaghetti) squash any way — savory or sweet! I made a similar recipe a couple of weeks ago, with the addition of pretzels + Greek yogurt… Acorn squash has so much flavor!
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9 Tara@PNWRunner November 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I wish I liked wine. Boo. The only kind I happen to enjoy every once in a blue moon is Snoqualmie Riesling. I guess, the I like “sweeter” wines.
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10 Dana @ Dana's B.S. November 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I think I just planned next week’s meals from your list. Yum. And I’ve never tried squash sweet. I like to make a butternut squash soup with some jalapeno cream added to it.

Also, I love wine. All kinds – I don’t discriminate. I often get the craving for a nice glass of red, but sadly the “two-buck chuck” from TJ’s does not cut it for me. Maybe if I just want to drink to drink something, but not when I want a nice glass of wine. Have I gotten a little too snobby for being in my 20′s?
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11 Alexis @ Hummusapien November 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Glad you liked the pumpkin pasta! It’s been WAY too long since I’ve made that :) Thanks for the reminder!


12 Danica November 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm

It was really good! such a unique pasta recipe!


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