Squash with Pea Stuffing
Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 small acorn squash, cut in half 1/4 to 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup diced celery 1/2 cup diced onion 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1 pkg frozen baby sweet peas (16 oz) 1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 tsp. raw honey (or liquid stevia to taste) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/3 cup dried unsweetened cranberries In a 9x13 baking pan, place squash cut side down. Add water and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until tender (the sides will be soft when squeezed). Remove from oven and set aside. In medium saucepan add 1/4 cup water, celery and onions and healthy sauté 5 minutes until tender. (Add more water as needed to keep then cooking and not sticking to the pan). Add orange juice and peas, and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Whisk together arrowroot and chicken broth. Stir into pea mixture. Remove from heat, stir in honey (or stevia), salt, pepper and dried cranberries. Scoop approx. 1/2 cup of mixture into each squash and serve.