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Winter Squash Puree

This spicy cooked vegetable puree is typically served as a starter – one of many such purees popular across North Africa. Flavored with harissa (spicy hot pepper taste popular in Algeria & Tunisia), this is a truly authentic dish. If harissa is easily available, substitute 1 tspn (or more) to taste for the cayenne. This…

Winter Squash and Molasses Muffins

Reminiscent of pumpkin molasses bread, these muffins aren’t as sweet, although they can be sweetened with extra molasses or sugar. Ingredients 2 pounds kabocha squash (cut in large pieces) 1 cup (140 grams) whole-wheat pastry flour 1 cup (135 grams) flour, unbleached (all-purpose) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground) ½ teaspoon nutmeg (ground)…