Friday Favorite Recipes – Kabocha and Chocolate anyone??

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20. September 2013 by swissfitchick

Happy Friday!

My mood couldn’t be better cause…..I am on vacation!!! Well, obviously I am still here, but I will be boarding my plane to Spain on Monday and I am SO excited. We will again go to the beach house of Sandro’s parents and as we know by now, this is my most favorite place in the world. How could it not…..

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I will be posting on Monday and after that I have a fantastic pipeline of posts of some amazing blogger friends ready for you! Stay tuned!

As promised, today I make a little roundup of my favorite squash/pumpkin recipes I made so far. Unfortunately, I did not have time this week to tweak the squash pancakes, but I will work on it on the weekend and if it’s a success you can expect the recipe on Monday!

But for now, I present you the ones that already were successful and I can extremely recommend all of them if you are a pumpkin fan like me.

I think it is safe to say that at least the first two of go under the category #strangebutgood….

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…and ALL of them will make their way to Kierstons page!!

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First off:

Baked Kabocha Squash with Healthy Protein Chocolate Dip

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For the Kabocha: 

  • 1 Kabocha ( I love the baby sized ones, though when you buy a large one, you will have more leftovers – win)
  • a lot of cinnamon (no measurement)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp curry powder

Preparation: 

Cut that thing. It’s a workout!

IMG_1165 IMG_1166Put the chunks on a baking tray and drizzle with the coconut oil. You can also spray them a little with butter cooking spray. SO good.

Season with the spices.

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Bake at 180°C for 20-30 minutes – you want to turn them around once in a while to make sure all get baked equally.

While this is baking, you can prepare the crack chocolate dip:

  • 1 heaped tsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate or natural protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Blend)
  • 1 tsp liquid stevia or 2-3 packaged stevia powder
  • water – just add in a few drops, stir together with all the ingredients and then add more until it reaches the thickness/liquidness of your choice.

These ingredients are already great to make a creamy dip, but if you want to make it a little more decadent, here are some optional add-ins:

honey

cinnamon

almond butter

Eat it and go to heaven.

HEAVEN.

HEAVEN.

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I made SO MUCH kabocha on the weekend and doubled the amount of the chocolate dip. Good idea! I immediately came up with a new dessert idea.

Frozen Chocolate Squash Bites

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Ingredients:

Same as above!

I used some butternut squash for these too!

Preparation:

Cover the baked kabocha squash in chocolate sauce.

Place in a box laid-out with a baking sheet.

Freeze.

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I can not eat them completely frozen as my teeth hurt when I eat frozen food (bye bye Ice Cream😦 ) – but if you love frozen stuff, this is for you! I let them warm up a bit and they were no less delicious!

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If you have more pumpkin left, and want a new breakfast or snack recipe, I recommend you make my Pumpkin Vanilla Protein Muffins. You can also make them with simple pumpkin puree.

IMG_4880 IMG_4881You can find the recipe here!

They are really easy to make, fluffy and moist ‘doughy’, and I loved them for breakfast with a mix of plain greek yogurt, cacao&stevia on top – talk about a cupcake with delicious frosting.

IMG_4882If you are STILL not fed up with the pumpkin flavor, here is a great go-to option if you are in a hurry but want something sweet, filling and nutrient packed – this does the trick! My Pumpkin-Oatmeal-Protein Smoothie. This recipe was one of the first I made for my blog, so please excuse this horrible picture!

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YES! I think we have enough squash and pumpkin related food here for now. But per request of one of my readers, I finish this post with the recipe of my recently posted

SPINACH OATMEAL OMELETTE

IMG_0615Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil

1/3 cup oats (I used glutenfree)

3 eggwhites

1 big handful spinach

1 tsp nutritional yeast

1/2 dl water

1 tsp ground flax

a dash of each: sea salt, pepper, paprika

Preparation:

Heat up a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil.

Mix together oats, yeast and the spices.

Beat the eggwhites until fluffy.

Mix wet and dry ingredients and stuff it with spinach (:-) )

Let it sit for a minute and then cook in the skillet as an omelette.

Enjoy!

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Pheeew, that was a LOT of food – and I am off to the weekend! Oh, before I go, we need to cover the Friday tradition: A gym selfie. You get the picture – every time before I do this I look around as if I were about to steal all the kettlebells. Ahaha.

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Happy weekend to you all!

Any new recipes you tried lately?

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe you want to share? Link up!

If you try one of these, I would be THRILLED to see your pics! Share with my on my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account!

xxx

Lucie

37 thoughts on “Friday Favorite Recipes – Kabocha and Chocolate anyone??

  1. Yay for vacation! Amazing food as always! Have the most wonderful trip🙂

  2. Omg thanks for the shout out! I live kabocha and would never think to prep it in that way but it’s sweet so I can totally see it working out great! Despite not being a huge pumpkin fan, those muffins look fab!

  3. Girl!!! You.are.a.GENIUS! As much as I adore kabocha, I’ve never thought to pair it with chocolate… and I never in a million years would have thought to freeze it. I’m sticking my leftover kabocha in the freezer tonight, and then whipping up a chocolate sauce tomorrow.

    Hope you have the most amazing time on vacation!

  4. I would NEVER think to pair chocolate and squash but it actually looks super delicious, especially those frozen bites! Now only India could get the memo and start selling squash. I will have to try it out with pumpkin but if that doesn’t work, I am back in London in 2 weeks so I will surely get my fix then😀

    • Believe me, it is absolutely DELICIOUS. I would even say that it became one of my favorite desserts. Pumokin should work as well, though there’s nothing like kabocha squash🙂

  5. Wow recipe mania! I just got hooked on squash and found that heating it for two minutes in the microwave prior to slicing helps alot! Chocolate amazness wow I need to find some protein powder asap lots of love your way I miss you!

  6. Thank you x 10000 for that omelette AND chocolate sauce recipe- I’ve never considered oats in an omelette before, but you can bet it will be on the agenda! Also keen on the muffin recipe- so much goodness here!

  7. Oh my goodness…everything look SO amazing! I want to buy a kabocha squash this weekend. I’ve never tried one before, so I’m super excited to and I need to try your recipe with the chocolate sauce. Yum!

  8. cottercrunch says:

    holy moly! feed me please!! great idea lucy!!!

  9. Holy recipes lady! You’re making me think that I need to get into my kitchen ASAP! I love the chocolate covered squash thing, that it all sorts of brilliant!

  10. Lisa says:

    Um seriously, you are going to create a monster out of me!! This looks super tasty!
    How did I not think of combining my beloved kabocha with chocolate. Delicious!
    Have the most amazing time ever on vacation!!

  11. Frozen kabocha bites?! Totally brilliant. I’m going to do that this weekend. I love it with chocolate sauce, but I think the peanut flour sauce is still my favorite. I love peanut butter. Hard core.

    I feel like I’ve been posting pumpkin/squash recipes for 2 week straight and it’s not even fall yet!

  12. I can’t even begin to express how much I need to make that ish. I had Kobocha for lunch…but i need to try it for dessert now. I like where your heads at;)

  13. Oh my goodness yum!!!! Thanks for linking up to #RECIPEFRIDAY! Hope you are enjoying yourself on your vacay🙂

  14. Genius! With the chocolate covered frozen bites? Absolutely GENIUS!! And I love the idea of adding the oats to your omelet…it’s so FLUFFAAAAAAAAAAY! Yep…it had to be said!

    PS, I’d let you steal my kettlebells anytime, you sexy beast! Rawr!😉

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