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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cruelty-Free Thanksgiving Recipe!

Hey Everyone - Here is a delicious and EASY Thanksgiving recipe from Don't Eat Me!that I hope you will try this holiday season!!My mom actually came up with this one, and it is mind-blowingly good!!!!!

No-Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash (serves 4)

-2 medium acorn squash
-2 tbsp. olive oil
-1/4 c. chopped onion
-14 oz package no-sausage (recommend Gimme-Lean brand by Lightlife. Can usually be found in the produce section of the supermarket)
-small jar of applesauce
-maple syrup

1. Preheat oven to 350. Halve and scoop out seeds from the middle of the squashes. Puncture the outside of the skins in several different places with a fork so it doesn't explode on you! Spread oil in a Pyrex (glass)baking dish large enough to hold the squahes cut-side down. Bake until soft for 30-40 minutes. If you are using another kind of baking dish, the squash could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, saute onions in the 2 tbsp. olive oil until soft. Break up no-sausage and add to the onions. Stir and chop no-sausage until nicely crumbled, and cooked according to instructions. Add enough applesauce to bind (approximately 4 tbsp.), leaving some left over for the garnish.
3. Remove squash from the oven, and flip them right side up. Brush the edges and insides of the squash with maple syrup. Fill them up with your no-sausage mixture and bake for another 10 minutes.
4. Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of cinnamon and serve with a little bowl of applesauce for people to pass around and top their squash as they please.