Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffed Winter Squash


Last week ended up beings a crazy busy work week, 49 hours in the office designing telecommunication infrastructure. I managed to get a solid 12 hours of training, including one intensity session and a running biathlon time trial! The time trial went well, ran fast and hit 11 of 20 not the best shooting but shows what I need to focus on. Sunday, I cheered for Romeo and Trish while they participated in Runnin’ For Rhett 5K before a 2 hour double pole up the garden highway.

          Phill Violett

Gluten-Free Vegan Stuffed Winter Squash

2 Winter Squashes

1cup Onions

1cup Mushrooms

2Tablespoons Olive oil

¼cup Red wine

1 Packet Precooked wild rice and quinoa

1/8cup Almonds

1/8cup Craisins

1 teaspoon Salt and pepper

2 teaspoons fresh garlic

1cup Yellow tomatoes


 Instructions: Preheat oven to 400. Slice top of squash off and scoop out seeds. Microwave each squash for about 7 minutes or until fork tender. In separate skillet, saute mushrooms and onions in olive oil at med-high heat. Wait until mushrooms and onions are slightly brown to season with salt and pepper. Add in garlic, red wine, almonds, and crasins. Simmer on low for 2-3 minutes. Mix precooked wild-ricee and quinoa withvegetablee mixture. Place mixture in squashes and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy a health season appropriate meal.

About Phillip Violett

2004 Graduate of Sugar Bowl Academy. Raced in 6 Junior National Championships (7 X All-American). 2003 represented the US Ski Team in the J1 Scandinavian Cup race series in Sweden. Spent the 2000 & 2004 summer’s training and racing at the Snow Farm in New Zealand. 2009 Graduate of Northern Michigan University. 2010 season competed as Senior member of Team Far West switching my focus from cross-country skiing racing to biathlon! During the 2011 season I focused only on biathlon, competing in 18 races with some respectable results. Currently, I’m racing for Auburn Ski Club and Far West Farm Team, focusing on the NorAm Biathlon race series attempting to qualify for the USBA team.