Costa Rican Butternut Squash Picadillo

This Costa Rican Butternut Squash Picadillo is exploding with all kinds of exotic and bold flavors and filled with nothing but wholesome ingredients! A healthy gustatory experience you won’t soon forget!

This Costa Rican Butternut Squash Picadillo is exploding with all kinds of exotic and bold flavors and filled with nothing but wholesome ingredients! A healthy gustatory experience you won't soon forget!

In case you’re not familiar, Picadillo is a kind of hash that’s commonly served in many Latin American countries. It is generally made with ground beef, tomatoes or tomato sauce and a bunch of other wholesome ingredients that vary depending on the region where it’s being served. 

Like most Latin American dishes, this one is bursting with all kinds of bold and complex flavors, cleverly marrying sweet, salty and tangy aromas with absolute perfection! 

While you may find that olives and raisins make for a strange association, I can guarantee you that they work perfectly well together and will make your taste buds sing the most beautiful exotic songs! 

The best part is, like most hashes, this creamy, comforting and unpretentious dish comes together super easily, and reheats super well, too! 


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Butternut Squash Beefaroni

This Butternut Squash Beefaroni is a simple and fantastic way to covertly bring healthy food to the dinner table. Kids and grown-ups alike will be completely dazzled!

This Butternut Squash Beefaroni is a simple and fantastic way to covertly bring healthy food to the dinner table. Kids and grown-ups alike will be completely dazzled!

Just like Mac ‘N Cheese, Beefaroni tends to be a winner in most households! Kids and adults alike usually can’t resist digging into such bowlfuls of comforting goodness!

This healthier version sacrifices none of the taste, while allowing you to sneak a few extra veggies into your family’s plates, in the form of butternut squash and cauliflower. 

But this, they don’t need to know… cuz this beefaroni, it’s so tasty and comforting, no one will be able to tell the difference. In fact, chances are they’ll like this version even better! 


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Dutch Oven Spaghetti Sauce

This is probably the easiest, and dare I say tastiest, spaghetti sauce you’ll have ever made. And the best part is, no mess to clean up! Try it, you’ll love it!

This is probably the easiest, and dare I say tastiest, spaghetti sauce you'll have ever made. And the best part is, no mess to clean up! Try it, you'll love it!

I must admit… this would be my dad’s spaghetti sauce recipe. Well, I say my dad, but in fact, I think it was more my mom’s… cuz back when I was a kid, she’d be the one making it all the time! As in really: all the time! She would make a fresh batch of this deliciousness Every.Single.Week. Yeah; my dad really loved his pasta! As for me, I remember being a tiny little toddler standing on a chair and helping my mom stir the sauce.

Needless to say I started making it on my own at a very young age and today, I could totally whip it up it with my eyes closed, even though nowadays I only will make a batch every now and then, since I don’t do pasta quite as much, anymore…

The only thing that I have changed from the original recipe would be the preparation method. Indeed, my mom used to do this on the stove top, and she’d let it simmer for hours in a large stock pot which she would partly cover, but even at that, the sauce would splatter all over the place and make a huge mess in the kitchen. By the time the sauce was done, the range was usually covered in all kinds of totally cooked to semi-cooked drops of tomato sauce. And that, would be a witch to clean!


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