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Perfect Recipe for a Chilly Winter Night

Cuddle up next to the fire, throw on your cozy socks and savor this delicious winter favourite. It will certainly warm  your tummy!



Serves 4- 20 min prep- 30 min cook  


  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed 
  • 1 tsp butter 
  • 1 carrot, chopped 
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped 
  • 1 shallot, chopped 
  • 1 clove minced garlic 
  • 1/3 cup pecan pieces 
  • ¼ cup dried unsweetened cranberries  
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes 
  • 2 tbsp fresh or dried thyme 
  • Salt & pepper to taste 
  • 2 servings of wild rice 


  1. Cook rice according to package directions 
  2. Roast squash in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes 
  3. Over low heat, toast pecans for a few minutes until they become fragrant. Transfer to serving dish  
  4. In same pan adjust heat to medium and begin to sauté garlic, shallots, celery and carrots in butter until veggies begin to soften 
  5. Add spices, thyme and cranberries to veggie mixture and transfer to serving dish 
  6. Remove squash from oven and combine with rice and other ingredients  

photo: @themightybeetroot

By: Sarah Kelly

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