D o you ever catch yourself in a rut?
You know, the kind where it seems like you’re doing the same thing over and over? Except it’s eating the same thing again and again?? How many times can a soul sustain a subway sandwich? (Trust me, I’ve tried every type of Subway bread, sauce & combo over many years). How many nights can you keep reliving the forgotten promise of your leftovers? Dude, where’s my food Mojo??
I contemplated my eating rut at the grocery store… until my eyes landed on green, glossy, gorgeous Poblanos. And sun kissed butternut squashes… (yes, food seduces me like that). I also spotted a bag of cashews, abandoned from a shopping cart, atop a bed of potatoes. And that’s when it hit me: bring it all in 1 dish! Food-spiration happened. I’m talking MOJO, people. I felt like the cooking rut red sea parted in the middle of the grocery store, it totally felt like this.
And just like that, this beauty was born.
Oh, let’s count the ways in which this stuffed Poblano is amazing…. it’s got:
roasted garlic & butternut squash, pureed to make a glorious sauce
crumbly, dense, pillowy soft potatoes
cashew cream sauce infused with Basil
All together in a smoky, roasted Poblano pepper. Mmm good!
CAN YOU TELL HOW HAPPY I AM?? (I use all CAPS when this happy). This dish also happens to be vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, sugar free & gluten free!! It’s great for a pot luck, or if you’re hosting a party or even on those nights you want to Netflix & Chill. Can we say, in millenial speak, YAS QUEEN?
Bring your appetite, because this Roasted Poblano of palpable awesomeness is going to bring your Mojo back! If you make this recipe, we’d love to see it! Do share your pictures on Instagram, & stories of recipe-rut freedom with #findmymojyo.
Here’s to finding Mojo, no matter what rut you find yourself in 🙂
Also published on Medium.