Sautéed Squash in a Wok

sauteed squash with a wok Wow! I knocked my own socks off with this one. Following my chilled cucumber salad dish, next on my Michi’s Ladder list was squash – a vegetable I’ve never liked in the past.

I found this sautéed squash recipe on the curiously ravenous blog. I adapted it for the ingredients I had at hand and cooked it up.  (click thumbnail on the left for a bigger picture of the result)

acorn squashPeeling and cutting up the acorn squash was the toughest part. Once that was done it took me 10 minutes cook this delicious dish.


  • one acorn squash
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 packet OXO chicken broth packet(10 calories) – or vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • extra light olive oil, for frying

I think next time I might add some chopped onions and add only half a packet of OXO chicken broth – or stir-fry with real chicken pieces.

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Chilled Cucumber Salad

cucumber salad long cucumber

Easy to make, light and tasty.


  • 2 cups thinly-sliced chilled cucumbers (I use one long and skinny cucumber)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup thinly-sliced fresh onions (50% ratio to cucumbers)
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice (or 1/4 cup vinegar)
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or a 1 packet of sugar substitute)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • cherry tomatoes to taste (optional)

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