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Meatless Monday: Pasta with Winter Squash and Tomatoes

butternut squash pasta Top your pasta with a little bit of butternut squash sauce, or a real lot.

Squashes I love, in order of preference: butternut squash, spaghetti squash, summer squash and acorn squash. No offense to acorn squash or anything, it just comes in last because I have a bad memory of one eaten in my childhood, drenched in maple syrup and studded with burned raisins (great job, grandma). But I do love it now, as long as it’s cooked properly, say, roasted.

But enough about that, since it came in last. My number-one favorite squash, butternut, is the star of every soup du jour from now through Thanksgiving. And while butternut squash soup is divine (especially when topped with goat cheese and apple chips), butternut squash isn’t just for soup. It can star in pasta, too.

Mark Bittman’s fall pasta sauce is made with tomatoes, but it certainly isn’t your average marinara. It’s thick and full of savory-sweet  fall squash that clings to the pasta (use ziti with ridges for the most sauce-on-pasta magic). And since the squash doesn’t need to be roasted, it’s quick enough for an after-work Meatless Monday dinner.

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What’s Food Day?

food day
Have you heard of Food Day? The first ever Food Day is on October 24th, 2011. It’s similar to Earth Day, but focused on food and “eating real.”

Led by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day is a grassroots movement made up of individuals and organizations passionate about promoting a healthy, sustainable, and just food system. The movement has 5 basic principles, and is committed to:

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