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Thursday, September 27, 2012

roasted butternut squash bulgur wheat salad


this week i attended 1.5 concerts:
i saw them, and they blew
my mind.
i also went to see her, but
due to a severe reaction
to the metro
we left during her opening act,
a dj who bore a striking
resemblance to Robert Downy Jr.

i wish i could say i'm sad i missed the show,
but i'm not.
i can say i'm disappointed tho.
i heard she didn't even take the stage until

school night & illness aside,
i'm a stickler for being
On Time.

and as such i present this salad,
a Pile, really,
of csa ingredients mixed
with bulgur wheat,
dressed simply with
olive oil + lemon juice.

just in time for autumn,
quick to put together,
best slowly savored
while you listen to music that is
Present, and
probably Timeless.

in addition to The Carpenter album,
which was on heavy rotation last month,
might i suggest
which is on heavy rotation
Right Now.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Bulgur Wheat Salad

1 cup of cooked bulgur wheat prepared based on package instructions (no need to soak over night)
1 small butternut squash
olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
small green pepper, diced
salt/pepper to taste

cube up butternut squash (or you can buy it pre-chopped). what i normally do is cut it half and roast in oven for 17-20 minutes at 350F, to soften the meat until easy to cut.

drizzle some olive oil, season with salt/pepper and finish roasting the cubes in oven for another 15 minutes, or until tender.

meanwhile, cook up the bulgur wheat according to package instructions. you can use regular water or if you want to get fancy, use broth/stock.

chop up green pepper (at this point, depending on what you have handy, add whatever vegs you want)

mix everything in a bowl, drizzle olive oil + lemon juice. serve warm or cold.

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  1. Roasted butternut squash is one of my most favorite things about the season - love this salad!

    1. mine too! it makes autumn more real and official.

  2. Sorry about the Madonna concert, but The Avett Brothers sound great! (I had to look them up.) Thanks for introducing me. :)

    This beautiful salad looks like fall. Butternut squash is always a welcome guest to any meal.

    Love the poem too!

    1. i cannot stress to you enough how awesome the avett brothers are, i've only been listening to them for about a year and they are such a great live band.

  3. i just ran in to your blog and i'm liking the recipes so far! I'm also very jealous of the avett brothers concert, i love them a lot.

    1. hello krystal, welcome!

      hopefully they'll make it to your neck of the woods so you can see how they are live!

  4. such a beautiful salad, looks perfect for fall!

  5. That butternut squash leaps right offa da screen! Love, love, love the colours and photos. In my mind, you've created a perfect fall lunch.

    Please mail it to me.

  6. oh man!! i wish the Avett Brothers were touring here. i adore them. especially in the morning. and the evenings. and in my car. all the time, really. are you feeling better?