Cold weather and wintry darkness cause many of us to crave warm, heavy, comfort food that offers little nutrition and weighs us down with extra calories and low energy. Here’s a warm, winter dish that satisfies those comfort cravings but with energy-lifting ingredients that leave you satisfied and nourished. On top of that, it’s easy to prepare!

Three Sisters Squash (1000 Vegan Recipes. By Robin Robertson)

Preheat oven to 350
Lightly spray 13 X 9-inch baking pan

  • Cut 1 Acorn squash in half and remove seeds; set aside
  • Cook until softened (about 5 minutes): ½ medium onion. Add to onion: 2 garlic cloves, 1 mild or hot chile; cook another minute
  • Add to onion mixture: 1 can drained and rinsed pinto beans, 1 Cup fresh or frozen corn, 2 T minced fresh cilantro or parsley, salt & pepper to taste. Mix well, then stuff mixture into Acorn halves, packing tightly
  • Place stuffed squash halves into baking pan. Pour 1 Cup hot water into bottom of baking pan and cover tightly with foil.
  • Bake until squash is tender, about 1 ½ hours
  • Enjoy!