Delicata squash is delicious any way you slice it. Delicata, acorn, and butternut are three of my favorite varieties of squash. For delicata, wash it, cut it in half from top to bottom, then scoop out the seeds from each half with a spoon and slice into half-inch pieces. This squash is delicious simply steamed in a little water. Contributed by Meg Wolff, from A Life in Balance,* ©2010, Down East Books.
Quinoa is a protein-rich grain native to South America and it’s really a seed, cooked like a whole grain. It only takes 15 minutes to cook, unlike brown rice, barley, or other whole grains, which take about an hour. So it’s a quick and easy favorite of mine. Contributed by Meg Wolff, from A Life in Balance*, ©2010, Down East Books.