Plentiful Plants

Daily eats of a Torontonian student

7 pounds of sweet June 14, 2009

I bought seven pounds of kabocha yesterday (it was going for 69 cents/lb!), 2 largish ones. And I steamed 1 whole one today to eat this week.

So breakfast part one was oatmeal cooked with a little banana, plus mango and cinnamon.


Then breakfast part two was a chunk of warm kabocha with a spoonful of sunflower seed butter. Oh yum.


For lunch I fixed up a romaine salad topped with black beans, strawberries, and feta cheese.


Plus a Gena inspired (though probably not entirely raw) soup of zucchini, lime, a little Simply Organic Creamy Dill Dip mix (not raw?), and some extra dried dill. It was quite good, although would probably have been better with some avocado.


In the afternoon some people came over to play Wii, and I made muffins based off of this recipe, but replaced the applesauce and part of the carrot with mashed kabocha, flax with chia, and 2 T of the agave with blackstrap molasses, and used whole wheat pastry flour. And then cut the recipe in half. They were met with excellent reviews, very moist and gingerbready. I had one stuffed with runchy PB (because I really needed to eat more peanuts this weekend…) and finished the last one plain.


And finally for dinner I had a plateful of steamed broccoli with pasta sauce for dipping, and a Tofurkey Beer Sausage donated by the roomie who has gone slightly crazy for them, and I have to agree, holy yum sausage!



5 Responses to “7 pounds of sweet”

  1. Hey there! So glad you liked the soup, though I definitely think the avocado makes it what it is 🙂 Hope you keep trying!

  2. Amanda Says:

    isnt kabocha awesome? It has the texture of butternut squash or a potato or something, and then has the added bonus of being kinda sweet… but the nutritional info is insane!

  3. Meredith Says:

    That’s a good looking soup!

  4. Krista Says:

    Okay, I give. Where have you found kabocha squash??? I have looked every where in my town, plus I even checked at Whole Foods today. Nada. I am SO wanting to try this elusive squash that I’m seeing all over blogland!

    • plentifulplants Says:

      Chinatown! More specifically the first big grocery store on the east side of Spadina heading south from Dundas.

      I’ll make sure to hook you up, don’t worry 🙂

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