squash sweet rings

Makes 4 appetizers
You'll need: 2 organic winter squashes (Turban, Sweet Dumpling, Carnival, Gold Acorn, Delicata, Buttercup and/or Golden Nugget), 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp ginger powder, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 c brown sugar, 1/2 tsp orange zest (use an organic orange), 2 tsp white powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp locally gathered, honey

How to Make: Cut squash into 1/4" rings (discard round pieces on all sides; scrape out any loose flesh). Lay rings side by side (not overlapping) on 1-2 nonstick cookie sheets. Evenly drizzle olive oil over tops of rings. In separate bowl, mix the following: salt, turmeric, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, brown sugar. Evenly sprinkle this mixture over tops of rings. Zest orange peel evenly over top of rings. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 45 min. Remove from oven and drizzle locally gathered honey and powdered sugar over squash rings. Serve on a festive platter. To eat, remove the squash flesh from skins by gliding inside flesh against your teeth (like you would with an artichoke leaf). Or nibble off the flesh (away from the skin/rind, like you would w/ a piece of watermelon). Great way to turn something healthy into something delectably yummy! Enjoy.

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