Letters U V W X Y Z Alphabet of Vegetables

WATERCRESS WINTER SQUASH YAMS

Watercress

THE BASICS
Watercress is a member of the mustard family and can often be found in the wild in and around cool running water. It has small, crisp, dark green leaves and its pungent flavor is slightly bitter and has a peppery snap. [read more] - Source Epicurious Dictionary

Watercress in HOT SIDE DISHES
Sautéed Watercress 2min/3min – WW1 - NetCarb5

Watercress in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Cucumber & Watercress Relish 15min/45min – WW1 - NetCarb10
Watercress, Clementine & Blue Cheese Salad 10min/10min – WW1/WW4 - NetCarb2-15
Watercress, Iceberg Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing 15min/15min – WW1 - NetCarb2
Watercress with Orange & Mustard Dressing 10min/10min – WW2 - NetCarb4

Watercress in SOUP
Turkey, Tortellini & Watercress Soup 10min/30min – WW2/WW3 - NetCarb3-10
Watercress Soup 20min/60min – WW2/WW4/WW5 - NetCarb22/24/25

Watercress in SANDWICHES
Watercress Sandwiches with Chili-Lime Butter 20min/20min – WW2 - NetCarb14





Winter Squash
Including Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Delicata Squash, Kabocha Squash and Spaghetti Squash
See also Pumpkin

THE BASICS
[skwahsh] Where summer squash have thin, edible skins and soft seeds, winter squash have hard, thick skins and seeds. In color, the flesh is deep yellow to orange and is firmer and requires longer cooking.

How to Cut, Peel & Cube a Butternut Squash and Keep All Ten Fingers
How to cook squash roasted in the oven (cutting in half, first)
How to cook butternut squash roasted whole in the oven (without cutting first)
How to steam butternut squash
How to safely cut a butternut squash
How to roast acorn squash face-up in the oven (finally, after trial and error)
How to cook acorn squash in the microwave
How to roast a whole spaghetti squash

A Guest Essay How Not to Buy Acorn Squash

These recipes call for cooked squash, good reason to roast an extra!

Winter Squash in HOT SIDE DISHES
Kitchen Parade Extras
Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries 15min/1hr - WW6 - NetCarb43
Squash Puff 20min/65min - WW4 - NetCarb17

Acorn Squash Roasted Face Up 5min/65min – WW1
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa & Cherries 15min/75-90min – WW5/WW7 - NetCarb56/46
Acorn Squash with Mustard & Honey 5min/100min – WW3/NetCarb25
Butternut Squash with Maple Glaze 10min/90min – WW2 - NetCarb21
Butternut Mac 'n' Cheese 30min/2.5hrs – WW3/WW7 - NetCarb7/14
Curried Squash 15min/20min – WW2/WW4 - NetCarb22/21
Delicata Squash with Hot Pepper Glaze 10min/55min - WW2 - NetCarb18
Microwave Acorn Squash 2min/10min – WW0 - NetCarb13
Roasted Butternut Squash 10min/75min – WW0
Rutabaga & Butternut Squash Puree 10min/50min – WW1 - NetCarb10
Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar 50min/2hrs – WW7/4 – NetCarb28/14
Spaghetti Squash Cooked Whole 1min/70-90min – WW0 - NetCarb3
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Tomato, Basil & Feta 20min/30min – WW1 - NetCarb11
Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices 15min/35min – WW1 - NetCarb 15
Steamed Butternut Squash 10min/40min – WW1 - NetCarb11
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine 30min/90min – WW2/WW6 – NetCarb23/57
Winter Squash Polenta WW6 - NetCarb12

Winter Squash in SOUP
Butternut Squash Soup with Cider Cream 30min/60min – WW5 - NetCarb23
Gypsy Pot 45min/90min – WW2 - NetCarb18
Simple Butternut Squash Soup 15min/20min - WW2 - NetCarb20
Squash & Pear Soup 35min/3-4hrs – WW2
Winter Vegetable Soup 25min/24hrs – WW3

Winter Squash in MAIN DISHES
Farro Risotto with Butternut Squash 60min/60min – WW3 – NetCarb17
Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar 50min/2hrs – WW7/4 – NetCarb28/14
Squash Pizza 10min/25min – WW5
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine 30min/90min – WW2/WW6 – NetCarb23/57
Warm Butternut Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing 40min/90min – WW7 – NetCarb48

Winter Squash in CONVENIENCE PRODUCTS
Butternut Squash Soup 1min/2min – WW1
Plastic Wrapped Acorn Squash





Yams
See also Sweet Potatoes

THE BASICS
Yams are thick tubers popular in South and Central America, the West Indies and parts of Asia and Africa. While sweet potatoes and yams are from different plant species, they are similar and often confused. In the southern U.S., sweet potatoes are often called yams. In addition, canned sweet potatoes are frequently labeled yams. True yams, however, are not widely marketed and are seldom grown in the United States. [read more] - Source Epicurious Dictionary

Yams & Sweet Potatoes, What's the Difference? with photographs and taste tests

Yams in HOT SIDE DISHES
Roasted Yams





2 comments:

Posting here for my contest entry! :)

Your favorite vegetable: Kabocha squash! Something about it's mix of acorn squash and pumpkin I just loveeeeeeeeee! I can't get enough of it!

Your least favorite vegetable: Frozen peas. Blech!

A vegetable you've never tried but would like to: leeks and Satoimo (Japanese purple sweet potato!)

What's the hardest thing about getting vegetables onto the table?
Deciding which one to make! Seriously!

As far as recipes, this is the first one I used on kabocha squash and I'e been SMITTEN ever since:

http://bunnyfoot.blogspot.com/2005/06/sweet-simmered-kabocha-squash.html

Thanks :)

So funny to see the comment above as I was just about to mention the lack of kabocha recipes on such a wonderful veggie site. I love to make kabocha tots (recipe on eatingbirdfood.com) and kabocha risotto. Yummmmm! I have a half a squash left over and think I will use the recipe above with my cousin's hand tapped maple syrup tomorrow night. Anyway, thanks for a great site, and for anyone who sees this, trust me, get out there and try yourselves a kabocha!!!!

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