Tallow Roasted Squash and Onions {Plus a Review and Giveaway!}

tallow_squash4-2So today I have a very busy post to write.

First, let’s talk fat. And when I say fat, I mean like, the good stuff. You all know how much I love coconut oil, but did you know I also love avocado oil, macadamis nut oil, lard, schmaltz, butter (grass fed of course and best of all, tallow? 

It’s not easy to find a good source of grass fed tallow, although finding good butcher shops is the best way, so when I saw a company called FatWorks, I jumped ALL over them to send me a sample. If you Canadian/American border laws, you”ll know it’s no easy task to get animal based products over here from over there. These guys work ed super hard to send me a little jar of the creamiest, fluffiest most delightful smelling tallow this girl has ever SEEN. Make sure you follow FatWorks on Facebook to hear more about their products and find out where you can buy it.

Here’s what I’ll say about this small upstart: They are AWESOME! I support every small paleo based business I can find, even if it’s across the border. This is the kind of food everyone should be looking for. Food from animals that had a good life, ate a natural diet and haven’t seen the pointy end of a syringe. If you are looking for quality duck fat, lard or tallow, these are the guys to talk to.

Tallow can be a fickle fat though, as some people find the flavour too overwhelming. It is mostly paired with potatoes (cause they are amaze balls together) but here it is used with sweet onions and sweet squash to make a most wonderful autumn side dish. Make sure to caramelize the onions very well before adding anything else to the dish. Pair it with duck, roasts, game meat or chicken for a great meal.

One year ago: Kale and Bison Roll Ups
Two years ago: Kwagala Project – Beans and Posho
Three years ago: Pumpkin Soup – Swp Pwmpen
Four years ago: Brown Butter Spiced Apple Cake Sandwich Cookies

Tallow Roasted Squash and Onions

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tbsp tallow (beef fat)
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced into chunks
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1 large buttercup or acorn squash (You can also just use any old firm fleshed squash, about 3 lbs worth)
  • 1 tsp coarse salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Peel and seed the squash. Cut into chunks small enough to eat in a bite.
  3. In a large Dutch oven or heavy cast iron pan, meal the tallow over medium-high heat.
  4. Once it's hot, throw in the onions and sauté for a few minutes until they are nicely browned.
  5. Then toss in the squash and sauté that for a few more minutes. Try to get a little bit of colour on the squash. Season everything with salt.
  6. Put the lid on the Dutch oven and place the whole thing into the oven for an hour. In the last 20 minutes, remove the lid.
  7. Serve hot with roasts, chicken or game meats.

 

 

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I also wanted to tell you about some products I’ve been using for a few weeks. We all know that Paleo lifestyle-ers can get pretty uppity about their whole lives. We like to change everything in our lives to be more natural and as we do, we discover what is best in it’s natural state and what chemicals we might allow because the natural product version just doesn’t cut it.

As part of my on going partnership with Arm & Hammer I tested out some toothpaste and a battery-operated toothbrush (The Spin Brush Pro Clean Sonic). I’ve tried a number of natural toothpastes and have found that they either don’t leave a clean feeling in my mouth for long enough (I am clean teeth OBSESSED) or they taste horrible. I found the Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste (made with baking soda, of course) to be a bit of both worlds. Although it has baking soda in it to whiten your teeth naturally, it also contains sodium lauryl sulfate, which I’m not a fan of having in my life. I did find that my teeth looked very white throughout the use of the tube and I got the “clean” feeling I desired.

I’m still on the fence about natural toothpastes, so until I find one that fits the bill (and my critical mind), I’ll be sticking with Arm & Hammer Sensitive (cause I have sensitive teethies…).

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