Sweet and Sour Butternut SquashSweet and Sour Butternut Squash (Indian Style)
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Sweet and Sour Butternut Squash (Indian Style)
10 cups Butternut Squash, peeled 1/2 cubes or smaller
2 tsp. Coriander, ground
2 tsp. Cumin, ground
2 tsp. Garam Masala
2 tsp. Mustard Seed, ground
1/2 tsp. Fenugreek, ground
1/2 tsp. Turmeric, ground
Cayenne Pepper or Hot Sauce, to taste
2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
1 cup Apple Juice
4 Pitted Dates
1 tbsp. Corn Starch
2 cups Brown Basmati Rice cooked in 4 cups water.

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Sweet and sour butternut squash (Indian style) served over a bed of brown basmati rice is a deliciously spicy vegan recipe that will serve four adults as a main meal. Preparation time is about 15 to 20 minutes, and cooking time is about 30 to 40 minutes.

Begin by putting the rice pot on the stovetop with 4 cups of cold tap or filtered water. Turn to heat on high and bring to a boil.

While the water is heating, measure out the rice, and wash and peel to butternut squash.

When the rice water begins to boil, add the rice, cover the pot and turn the heat down to simmer, and cook until all the water is absorbed into the rice.

Cut the butternut squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and save them for toasting (if desired). Cut the butternut squash in 1/2 inch or smaller cubes; measure 10 cups and place in a covered casserole oe baking dish. If you have more or less butternut squash, you can adjust the seasonings accordingly.

Add all the other ingredients except the apple juice, dates, cornstarch, and rice. Mix well cover the baking dish and cook until the butternut squash is tender (about 30 minutes) mixing every 10 minutes.

Place the apple juice, dates, and cornstarch in the container of a high speed blender, cover, and run the blender on high until the contents are smooth.

When the butternut squash is tender add the apple date mixture and mix well. The butternut squash should be hot enough to to turn the apple juice date mixture into a creamy sauce that covers all the cubes.

Serve over a bed of brown basmati rice and enjoy!

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!