Last weekend, we had the opportunity to go to a local gourmet shop called O'live a Little, to meet the makers of one of our favorite new products, butternut squash seed oil, and to see a local chef demonstrate a couple of recipes using that product. It was a great hour of foodie fun and we learned quite a bit about the product and how to use it, all of which we'd like to share with you!
Next, some of the tasty treats we tried that were demonstrated by Chef Michael Calvert of Bellini's Italian Eatery. Pictured above, a perfect fall snack of Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta drizzled with butternut squash seed oil. Below, a creamy, nutty Butternut Squash Risotto with Grilled Shrimp. Other snacks not pictured included Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese, Sweet Potato Casserole and Southern Winter Squash Hummus. Everything was so delicious!
Finally, here are links to some sweet and savory recipes that use butternut squash seed oil, graciously provided by the owners of the shop, Matt and Jennifer Ostrowski, as well as Chef Michael Calvert and Stacey Warrings of Bellini's Italian Eatery. You can purchase O'live A Little Butternut Squash Seed Oil here, or at a retailer near you (on this list here). It is a wonderful product that certainly inspires culinary creativity!