Pumpkin seeds are loaded with zinc, magnesium, vitamin E and healthy oils.
One medium-sized zucchini has as much potassium as an average banana, and more than a cup of fat-free milk.
Cucurbitacins, found in many types of squash, are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. There is promising research, too, supporting their anticancer properties.
Canned pumpkin has more than 750% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin A in less than one cup, more than nearly any other natural food.
Pumpkin, butternut, acorn, pattypan, zucchini, kabocha, hubbard, spaghetti—the variety of squashes is only surpassed by the number of ways you can enjoy their taste and nutritional benefits. Forget the mushy side dish you may be accustomed to eating at holiday dinners. You can make delicious sundae toppings, pancakes, muffins, breads, soups, dips, risotto, burgers, casseroles—and an incredibly easy butternut “bacon” that you’ll want to eat every day.
Featuring more than 100 recipes from morning to night, The Everyday Squash Cook also includes tips on handling, cutting and storing squash and a handy visual guide to the most common varieties.
About the authors
IVY KNIGHT has over ten years’ experience as a chef in Toronto, Kingston and Austin, Texas. A writer and editor, she is a regular columnist for the Toronto Star, writes regularly for The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life and is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Swallow, the popular and influential daily blog on food and food trends. Ivy is also a culinary consultant for the Food Network show Pitchin’ In (with Lynn Crawford) and is working with Jamie Kennedy on his new cookbook.
ROB FIRING has been marketing cookbooks for nearly twenty years and has worked directly with some of the biggest names in food in Canada and around the world, including Anthony Bourdain, Jamie Oliver, David Rocco, Laura Calder and Jamie Kennedy. He is an avid home cook and an occasionally successful gardener.
Ivy Knight spent 10 years cooking in restaurants before leaving to work as a full-time food writer. During her career she has interviewed everyone from Anthony Bourdain to David Chang. Her writing can be found in Vice, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, and she is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of SwallowDaily.com.
Kerry Knight baked his first loaf of bread at age 14. He's a writer and illustrator who runs SwallowDaily.com, with his wife Ivy. He has written for The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.