Swanksgiving: Poppy Seed-Crusted Butternut Squash with Kale and Pomegranates

Swanksgiving: Poppy Seed-Crusted Butternut Squash with Kale and Pomegranates

Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate. It’s a single day to gather with friends, loved ones, or even strangers to give thanks for all that we are lucky enough to enjoy in our lives. In my family this translates to making endless fun of my mom on car rides all weekend], throwing back a few glasses of wine/beer about five times over my normal college student alcohol budget, petting my grandma’s face (88-year-old skin is the softest), talking about Life Plans with my cousins then abruptly switching to topics like  [Big Sean , or going on several semi-drunken tangents about one or more of the following: 1) Russia 2) veganism 3) Putin 4) how underrated Wisconsin is 5) #occupyyourmom jokes. Don’t make me explain #5.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil (worth the investment!)
  • 3 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • ~1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cups packed shredded kale
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
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