Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Kabocha


n May 30th at 9 am I will be running my very first 5k! I officially signed up today!! I am a "non-runner" at the moment, so I have a LOT to do in just under 3 months! This snow had better melt FAST! I knew that signing up for the race would help me get my butt in gear, which I need to do since March is "get back on track" month.

Last night I made some fresh juice (1 grapefruit, 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 red pepper):

I also had 1/2 a cup of this amazing stuff:

With a tsp of chocolate chips sprinkled on top:

Coconut + Chocolate = A Very Happy Jolene. Jocelyn has the right idea!!

For breakfast this morning I made a quick cheese omelet with a slice of homemade oatmeal bread. I had a small glass of OJ with it:

This was lunch:

(Burrito, orange, yogurt)

I also had an Adore Glo-Bar this afternoon.

For dinner I tried my very first kabocha squash!! It was SO good! We had it with pineapple chicken. Both the pineapple chicken, and the curried beef I had yesterday are from The BIG Cook. I am not going to post the recipes, because they were just good, and not great.

The kabocha, on the other hand, was great!

Sweet and Spicy Kabocha
(Source: Just Hungry)

- 1 kabocha squash
- 3 T golden brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 T soy sauce
- Oil for drizzling (olive)

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut squash and remove seeds. Slice into 1/2 inch slices. Toss the squash into the dry ingredients. Add soy sauce and toss again. Spread onto a sprayed/ lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with some more sugar. Bake 15 min. Turn over, drizzle and sprinkle again, and bake 15 minutes more.

Have you ever tried kabocha? What is your favourite way to enjoy it?

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Anonymous said...

that ice cream is SO GOOD! i've never tried kabocha! i must...i love other squash

Allison @ Food For Healing said...

Yay, good luck training.
I am doing a 10k on May 30th in Saskatoon.
And quite possibly a 10k end of April. As long as I can get back to the gym soon, getting up at 4am and being on my feet all day is very exhausting and painful!

** March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month (check it out on my blog) **

Anais said...

Congrats on signing up for the 5k!!! I'm sure you'll do great and I can't wait to hear how it will go :) I'll think of you because at the same time on the same day I'll be running my half ;)

I usually eat kabocha plain but I am SUPER happy to see this recipe!! I've been wanting to try it a different way so I totally will now ;)

Kat said...

I am running my first 5k in May as well! Mine is the Avon run for women's cancer. My sister and I have walked it twice, so now we are going to try and run! I have played soccer since I was 8 so i've always kind of been in shape, but i can't run long distance to save my life. I think I get bored. HA! Do you have a program set up? Good luck with your training! It will be hard but oh so worth it!!


Yelena said...

Yay! Congrats on the race! I love kabocha and I've only really had it roasted in the oven with salt and pepper! Your recipe sounds awesome.

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I always wanted to try kabocha but could never find it!!! I'm sure I'd love it!

Anonymous said...

SO JEALOUS. I haven't been able to find that squash anywhere? How does it taste different than acorn squash? legs are feeling better and I'm so tempted to sign up for a 5k but I'm scared of my legs messing up again!! ahhhh. You are inspiring me!

Simply Life said...

wow! congrats on signing up for the run!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

Love squash. I have a big kabocha in my cupboard waiting to be eaten!

I like to bake my squash as well. Usually with onions or other root veggies like sweet potato, turnips, or beets.

Anonymous said...

I've never tried it before, but it looks interesting!

Kacy said...

That kabocha looks awesome! I have yet to find that squash in Oklahoma.

Yay for your first 5K! I love races, they are addicting!

Gina said...

I just tried this yesterday too! It was so yummy...almost addicting!

Anonymous said...

I love kabocha! It is great in oats too

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

I can't find kobacha :( I've looked everywhere!!

Congrats on the 5k! You can do it girl!!! Have you tried the couch-to- 5k program?

Homemade oatmeal bread? Want so send some my way?! ;)

sophia said...

Have I TRIED kabocha? Dude, my entire blog theme is kabocha. I pay tributes to kabocha, baby!
My favorite is just to roast it plain. The skin is the best part!