With temperatures dropping below -20 I've been craving meals that warm the heart as well as the kitchen. Here's a nice little combo...

Roasted butternut squash

1 butternut squash 

one whole garlic 

olive oil

maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375. Cut squash into 2 halves, rub with olive oil, place flesh side down on baking sheet. Cut tips off garlic, place on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 40 minutes, taking garlic out after 30mins. Scoop out squash, squeeze out garlic, mix together. Add a drizzle of maple syrup.

Stir fried veggies

Olive oil



Beet stalks


Yellow pepper



Sea salt


Fry onion in olive oil for 5 mins, add garlic, beet stalks and mushrooms. Stir and fry for another 5 mins. Add remaining ingredients plus a splash of water. Cover and simmer for 3 mins.

Serve along side rice or your choice of grain.