Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Diary of an addict...

My name's Eleanor and *deep breath* I'm an addict.

I'm addicted to (butternut) squash. Round of applause? No? Fair enough...

I love it. I can't remember the last day I didn't eat either roasted garlic butternut chips...

Or "sweet chips" (roasted with cinnamon and maple syrup - no picture as they didn't hang around long enough for some reason!)

Or Heather's amazing baked custard (slightly adapted butternut version, disguised as a breakfast sundae)

And this. A butternut mousse.

This picture definitely doesn't do it justice, bearing in mind what it looks like! But it was amazing... I blended 100g butternut with a splash of milk, 2 tsp almond butter and a drizzle of maple syrup: wow.

I may need to make a few more of these to use up the butternut, because then I can move on to my latest purchase - a spaghetti squash!
Any ideas?


  1. Oooh it looks delicious!

    a fellow butternut addict who also loves spaghetti squash. Oh, and kabocha!!

  2. Thank you! It was lovely and so smooth... I tried a chocolate version too which I'll share soon - it somehow got eaten before I could get the camera out, not sure how...
    I LOVE spaghetti squash too; eaten the one I bought (and maybe one or two more) since this post and I've heard so much about kabocha but never seen one in the shops here...
    If you can make a vegan version of Heather's recipe (would flax seed or En-R-G replacer work for the eggs?) I'd definitely try it; soooo delicious!