Quinoa Filled Hokkaido

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Autumn means PUMPKINS, one of the very low calorie vegetables. They are a particularly good source of dietary fibre, as well as a range of vitamins and minerals.
Quinoa (a mix of white and red), cooked in vegetable stock, scented with cinnamon, tossed with pumpkin seeds and cranberries, is stuffed into Hokkaido pumpkin halves, then baked until tender for a delicious, gluten-free, vegetarian meal. You can easily replace the Hokkaido with another squash like acorn or kabocha.

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Small yellow onion, cut into 1/3-inch dices
  • 3/4 tsp Ground cumin
  • 150 g Quinoa, rinsed in cold water and drained
  • 450 ml Vegetable stock
  • 50 g Dried, unsweetened cranberries
  • 1 / 800 g Hokkaido pumpkin
  • 30 g Pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. When it is hot, add the diced onion and ground cumin and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft and golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the quinoa to the saucepan and stir to coat the grains. Add the stock and raise the heat to high. When the liquid comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, add the cranberries, and cover the pan. Cook at a slow simmer until the liquid has been absorbed, 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the Hokkaido pumpkin in half. Scoop out and discard the seeds and fibers. Place the pumpkin halves on a rimmed baking sheet and set it aside.
  4. When the quinoa is cooked, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 190C/375F.
  6. Divide the quinoa filling among the pumpkin halves. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and roast until the quinoa is hot and the flesh of the pumpkins is tender when pierced with a skewer or fork, 50 minutes. Serve immediately.

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100 comments:

Barbara 16/9/13 12:36

Really an interesting way to serve quinoa and pumpkin, Angie. Love all the fall flavors and the added crunch. Super idea to cook the quinoa with a touch of cinnamon.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 16/9/13 12:43

Oh, the touch of cinnamon is interesting Angie! This is so healthy and yummy!

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grace 16/9/13 12:57

i adore the cinnamon in this! i almost always sprinkle cinnamon on my baked squash dishes, and i'm happy i'm not alone in that. :)

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 16/9/13 13:16

So pretty! That is a wonderful idea and fall dish.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Belinda 16/9/13 14:35

This definitely means fall is here!

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jehanne@thecookingdoctor 16/9/13 14:47

this looks really festive and autumnal..I could delve into it straight away..love pumpkins!

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Cathleen 16/9/13 16:24

Ooh, looks like fall :) This looks gorgeous!

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RavieNomNoms 16/9/13 16:27

Oh wow!! How delicious! I love the way you served this up :-)

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sophiesfoodiefiles 16/9/13 17:08

Your quinoa & pumpkin seeds & cranberry filled pumpkin halves look amazing & so Christmassy! :) I love it too!

I would add some vegan sliced fried chorizo sausages with the mix for added spicyness! :) MMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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Vicki Bensinger 16/9/13 17:14

I made stuffed peppers last night with quinoa but love yours with the pumpkin so much more. Did you cover yours with foil while they cooked? I would think for 50 minutes it could dry out. I'm only asking because I cover mine for that reason. Great recipe and so healthy. Adding the dried cranberries really gives it that fall flavor as well. I'll definitely try this.

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Vicki Bensinger 16/9/13 17:15

I made stuffed peppers last night with quinoa but love yours with the pumpkin so much more. Did you cover yours with foil while they cooked? I would think for 50 minutes it could dry out. I'm only asking because I cover mine for that reason. Great recipe and so healthy. Adding the dried cranberries really gives it that fall flavor as well. I'll definitely try this.

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Erica 16/9/13 17:32

What a beautiful Fall dish,Angie! I love Quinoa!

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Rosita Vargas 16/9/13 18:07

Una exquisitez realmente me gusta mucho la quinoa,se ve muy hermosa servida,abrazo

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 16/9/13 18:39

I absolutely love this idea - from the ingredients to the breathtaking presentation. It is indeed pumpkin season and what a perfect way to celebrate it Angie. I also love that this is chock-full of healthy!

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Angie Schneider 16/9/13 18:40

@Vicki Bensinger I didn't cover with foil..the quinoa didn't really get dried out.

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Jeanette 16/9/13 19:50

I love stuffed winter squash - hokkaido are so pretty! Can't wait until we get some at our farmer's market this fall.

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Finla 16/9/13 19:59

you whipp up so much delicious healthy food i want to come and live and learn them.

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Daniela Grimburg 16/9/13 20:04

That's a brilliant idea to celebrate the coming season.
Love the presentation, and quinoa is one of my favorites not only cause of its health benefits but also because its very tasty!

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Emma @ Fork and Good 16/9/13 20:26

I love Quinoa and Pumpkin, this looks gorgeous, love the colours and the sounds of the flavours, cinnamon for the win! Brilliant post :D

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Lenia 16/9/13 20:29

You never seem to amaze me,dear!You are not just a cook, you are a culinary magician. I am not trying to flatter you,but your blog is one of my favorites! Wonderful way to enjoy quinoa!
Kisses from Greece and thank you for the inspiration!

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Mr. & Mrs. P 16/9/13 20:54

These looks so good Angie!! A perfect dish for the fall.

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Natalie G 16/9/13 21:50

A healthy and lovely dish, perfect for the fall weather.

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Alida 16/9/13 22:28

Lovely presentation and so wonderful this dish with quinoa. Healthy and beautiful too!

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Norma Chang 17/9/13 00:19

Fall is here and so are all kinds of winter squash, this is a lovely and healthy way to present and serve these delightful squashes.

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Gloria Baker 17/9/13 01:12

Angie this look really beautiful!!

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Medeja 17/9/13 02:26

Looks yummy! Really great looking dish! :) though I have never cooked anything with pumpkins myself..don't even know why:)

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Liz Berg 17/9/13 03:46

It's so wonderful to see autumnal recipes! Your stuffed squash looks incredibly delicious, Angie :)

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Juliana 17/9/13 05:23

Angie, what a delicious combination of flavors...and the pumpkin filled quinoa looks gorgeous.
Thanks for the inspiration and have a great week ahead :D

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Jasna Varcakovic 17/9/13 05:45

Colourful and mouthwatering; I love hokkaidos, because they're perfect for individual serving.

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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 17/9/13 07:17

That looks so amazing Angie! This dish truly says fall and is just absolutely gorgeous! :)

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Asha Shivakumar 17/9/13 07:31

An absolutely innovative way to serve Quinoa. You definitely come up with some new recipes. A beautiful fall dish. Pinning.

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 17/9/13 09:38

Delicious food and impeccable styling!! Love stuffed peppers :)

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Mich PieceofCake 17/9/13 10:19

HI Angie, this is such a beautiful quinoa dish. The quinoa salad would certainly go well with the sweetness of the pumpkin.

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Fimère 17/9/13 11:20

original et bien délicieux, bravo
bonne journée

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kitchen flavours 17/9/13 12:41

Wow, a beautiful and delicious healthy way of serving pumpkin!

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Michael Toa 17/9/13 12:44

That is brilliant! I had pumpkin for lunch earlier, but it's nothing compared to yours. Such a beautiful autumn dish.

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 17/9/13 12:46

Such lovely fall colors Angie. What a delightful way of serving pumpkin & Quinoa.
Sam

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Tessa @ Feral Kitchen 17/9/13 14:49

Such a beautiful and healthy autumn dish!

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Koko 17/9/13 17:18

Pumpkin season...my favourite season!! Is hokkaido also referred to as curry pumpkin? We just got a pumpkin call that, and it looks quite similar...hmmm.

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wok with ray 17/9/13 17:52

I just love your creativity, Angie. Your presentation is just beautiful!

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Pam 17/9/13 18:02

It looks so festive and delicious.

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Jeannie Tay 17/9/13 18:08

A delicious and healthy fall dish, love the bright cheerful look too!

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Nammi 17/9/13 19:06

I never knew there was a pumpkin called hokkaido :), looks delicious, love the stuffing

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Nisa Homey 17/9/13 19:22

Never knew about hokkaido....beautiful fall dish....love your pictures even more!!

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Ivy 17/9/13 21:15

What an amazing dish, it looks delish and so healthful.

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dentistvschef 17/9/13 21:25

stuffing presentation like this is actually my sister's signature.......
it looks really good!
btw, did hokkaido pumpkin is the same with kabocha pumpkin???

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Kit @ i-lostinausten 17/9/13 22:24

Lovely & healthy dish, that's what I like the best . Fresh seasonal veges & not forgetting low calories too! Awesome! ;)

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tigerfish 17/9/13 22:43

My favorite in the pumpkin family has got to be kabocha squash!

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The Yum List 18/9/13 01:28

You had me at quinoa. :-)

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 18/9/13 01:53

Oh Angie, these are just gorgeous! I love quinoa and pumpkins--so perfect for fall!

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Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 18/9/13 03:07

Fantastic, Angie. Pumpkin and quinoa and cranberry, oh my!

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Kate@Diethood 18/9/13 03:27

Angie, that looks amazing!! What a terrific idea!

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motherrimmy 18/9/13 04:24

I'll have to look for this variety of pumpkin. It looks the perfect size for stuffing.

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Dawn Yucuis 18/9/13 04:34

This looks so tasty and healty!!

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Angie Schneider 18/9/13 05:05

@Koko
It's more like American red kuri, Koko.

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Patty Price 18/9/13 05:12

Gorgeous meal Angie- I'm saving this one for dinner as soon as the squash shows up in my market ;-)

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Angie Schneider 18/9/13 05:21

@dentistvschef They are not the same, but any other kinds of winter squashes will work here.

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Violeta Pasat 18/9/13 11:16

I love roasted pumpkin and this is a delicious way to serve quinoa.Love the colors.Creamy,crunchy,this is a perfect meal!

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easyfoodsmith 18/9/13 11:35

A lovely creative dish Angie. I wish I could try it but quinoa is not available here.

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Lite Home Bake 18/9/13 12:52

This fall color dish is really pretty. You are inspiring Angie, I must learn to eat more healthy like you.

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Ann Jones 18/9/13 12:53

I love that it's made in a pumpkin! It looks and sounds delicious!

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Chitz 18/9/13 12:58

Wow, looks so inviting.. Wud love to have this !!

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Joanne 18/9/13 14:18

This pumpkin stuffing sounds fabulous! Totally my kind of meal.

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Katerina 18/9/13 15:59

This is a beautiful idea and perfect for buffets too!

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Elisabeth Foodandthrift 18/9/13 18:01

Angie, such gorgeous colors going on here...fall is certainly upon us, even in S. Florida. Our temperatures are cooler now, just lots and lots of rain!

I love the stuffing for the hokka...quinoa is such a great healthy way to combine this amazing squash!

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 18/9/13 18:04

Pumpkin is in! And this is one heck of a way to make it-bake it! Love it. Perfect Thanksgiving dish!

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Elisabeth Foodandthrift 18/9/13 18:08

Angie, I've been meaning to tell you that when I try to pin your photo and click the 'pin it' button from your blog...only the same 'pin it' button shows up, but not the photo...this has been happening for a while now!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com/2013/09/quinoa-filled-hokkaido.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AngiesRecipes+%28Recipes+Posts+by+Angie%29&media=https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-puMAJBfSUac/ULEhxI9-8bI/AAAAAAAAMiE/s_QiyIkSPHc/s55/PinItCompact.png&description=


copied the url what showed up on my board...'healthy inspiration'

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 18/9/13 19:33

I knew pumpkins and squash would show up here soon enough lol. This is a beautiful tasty salad with a great presentation.

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Angie Schneider 18/9/13 20:05

@Elisabeth Foodandthrift Thanks, Elisabeth. Which Pin button did you try, the one at the left side or on the image itself? I have just tested both, and both work. But then I tried the link you posted, the photo didn't show up.

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Kitchen Belleicious 18/9/13 20:13

Oh it makes me scream for excitement that fall is about here! Love this ump kin dish! It looks beautiful and my kids would love to eat out of an actual pumpkin:)

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 18/9/13 22:37

Such a wholesome and hearty fall meal. I love it, Angie!

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eatgood4life.blogspot.com 19/9/13 02:34

I didn't know what a hokaido pumpkin was. Every time I come to your blog I learn about some new ingredient :-)

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Yi @ Yi Reservation 19/9/13 04:36

wow I have never seen such a beautiful pumpkin dish! What a healthy seasonal dish! Thanks for sharing.

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Emily 19/9/13 04:51

Quinoa is so awesome. I just made a post about it today, actually, and that clever Bud Light commercial involving quinoa!

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noobcook 19/9/13 05:20

Love pumpkins! They look so autumy :)

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Cass @foodmyfriend 19/9/13 08:05

Love this idea. I can just imagine scooping out a piece of hokkaido with the quinoa. Yum!

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Stephanie @ henry happened 19/9/13 09:59

This would be so great for a fall dinner party!

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Beth 19/9/13 14:37

You just can't beat quinoa for texture and nutrition. Lovely combination!

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Mary Callan 19/9/13 15:18

What a great way to serve quinoa Angie - LOVE the ingredients and combination of flavors - your photos are mouth watering!
mary x

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Susan 19/9/13 15:23

What a wonderfully, healthy idea, although I'd probably have to use Acorn squash since they are easier to buy here in the states. XOXO

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Sokehah Cheah 19/9/13 15:58

Wow, an interesting way to make use of pumpkin and nutritious too!

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wenn 19/9/13 17:40

so tempting! I want some..

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Gwen 19/9/13 19:49

Very savory way to jazz up pumpkin!

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Man Ridwan 20/9/13 01:16

Such a great recipe, Angie I will send the link to my "gluten free friends" i'm sure she will love the recipe!

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Jennifer Kendall 20/9/13 05:47

oh these look so delicious and so elegant! gorgeous Angie!

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Debra Eliotseats 20/9/13 12:51

Quinoa and squash is a great combination!

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Maria Teresa Aleman 20/9/13 13:16

Yummmmmm, delicious!!!
Regards from Madrid!!
Kss

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Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily 22/9/13 02:14

What a delicious and gorgeus pumpkin dish Angie! Just love the ingreients.
Cheers,
J+C

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mjskit 22/9/13 23:46

What a delicious salad and love the idea of the pumpkin bowls!

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Anne Regalado 23/9/13 12:29

Angie , this dish sure looks tasty , nevermind that I haven't tried quinoa before :D Love the wonderful flavor and texture in this delightful dish !

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Terra 24/9/13 05:16

This is definitely a recipe I would love to make for a fun holiday side dish! I love this lovely dish, a perfect comfort food for Fall! Hugs, Terra

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lena 24/9/13 18:50

this is so attractive looking and a wonderful way to eat quinoas!

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The Duo Dishes 25/9/13 17:25

Eating dinner in a pumpkin also makes for less clean up. :)

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Erin | The Law Students Wife 25/9/13 20:11

I adore stuffed squash and I have plenty of quinoa looking to be used. Perfect fall recipe!

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Geni 27/9/13 18:09

This looks sumptuous Angie. What beautiful fall flavors and colors.

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Asmita 28/9/13 17:25

I love the way you present your food. Great styling and photography. Would love to dig into this delicious dish!

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Amelia 30/9/13 16:40

Hi Angie, interesting recipe. You're very creative. I'm always impressed with your display and presentation. :))

Best regards.

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 2/10/13 13:50

I want to make ALL your recipes and this is no exception. I love quinoa and squash and may just make this for dinner tonight! I love eating foods that make me feel full and satisfied - especially when they are completely healthy. You are putting out some fantastic recipes Angie!

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