Braised Kale, Baby Summer Squash and Beet Pasta

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  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: super easy
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Braised Kale and Beet Pasta

  • 1 bunch of kale (Green or red curly, red russian, tuscan…whichever variety you have in your fridge will do for this recipe!)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-4 baby summer squash, sliced into coins
  • 1 package fresh beet pasta
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Start by preparing your pasta (you’ll want to have this ready to go as soon as your kale is finished!)
  2. To prepare kale: rinse leaves, destuff and rough chop into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Sauté garlic in deep pan with olive oil until it starts to brown.
  4. Add kale, squash, salt and pepper. Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until coated and soft.
  5. Top with parmesan cheese curls and enjoy!
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Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

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Stuffed Patty Pan Squash with Quinoa Filling
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash with Quinoa Filling

Recipe of the week, July 9:
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash (aka UFO squash, aka Summer Squash)


  • Patty Pan squash
  • Quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 Shallots, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 raisins (or more if you want!)
  • 1/4 pine nuts
  • fresh oregano, chopped


  1. Cut a small amount off the shorter side of the squash to give your squash a good base.
  2. Cut the top off of the other side and scoop out the sides and the middle, leaving about 1/4 of the flesh. Roast in oven or on a BBQ.
  3. Bring 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups chicken stock to a boil and then turn to low heat. Cook with a lid on for 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  4. While the quinoa is cooking, saute the shallots, garlic, raisins and pine nuts in a pan until golden brown and set aside.
  5. Once quinoa is done, mix in the sautéed ingredients. Add fresh oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Stuff your squash with the quinoa mixture and enjoy!
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Shaved Summer Squash Salad

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Check out this recipe from HFO fans Alicia and Caleb!

You can view the complete recipe online at Epicurous

Shaved Summer Squash Salad


  • 3 tablespoons whole almonds
  • 1 pound summer squash (a mix of green and yellow)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Baby arugula
  • Pecorino cheese

Roast almonds and coarsely crush. Meanwhile, trim the ends off summer squash. Using a vegetable peeler, thinly slice the squash lengthwise into strips and transfer to a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, minced garlic clove, and kosher salt to taste. Pour dressing over squash. Let stand for a few minutes, then add a few handfuls of baby arugula. Shave a little Pecorino over the squash and toss. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with the crushed almonds.