I realize that this is a weird title, but I was considering the fall produce in available in Minnesota, and starchy foods top the list.  This is the season of pumpkins, squash, potatoes and root vegetables.  I think that starchy foods get a bad rap.  Starchy foods provide great nutrients and fiber.  When I make squash for my family, I cook the squash and I roast the seeds in the oven.  To roast the seeds, just soak them in water for a bit and remove extra pieces of squash meat.  Put them directly on a baking sheet (no oil needed) and put your favorite spices on them.  I cook them at about 350 degrees.   I use garlic, pepper, cayenne and anything else I find in my cupboard.  They don't need to roast for long, so I just watch them, and take them out when they are brown.  Pumpkin, squash, and zucchini seeds all work great for this.  If you have spaghetti squash, you can slice it in half, take out the seeds,  and bake it on a baking sheet until tender.  Use a fork to shred the squash right in the rind.  You can add your spaghetti sauce right to the top of the squash without using any dishes.  Have a great day - Shanna

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