Roasted Squash with Pine Nuts
Delicata Squash is my preferred squash for this recipe, not only for its pretty (and edible!) skin, but also for its mild flavor. It carries the slightly exotic flavors of the spices and also allows the distinct cedar-like taste of pine nuts to shine. Serve this side dish alongside roasted fowl for a classic autumnal meal with a bit of a twist.
*What can I substitute for pine nuts?
Pine nuts are absolutely one of the tastiest nuts out there (actually...they're seeds) but they're also one of the most expensive. And occasionally they can be hard to find.
So what to do? Cashews have a remarkably similar flavor, as do pumpkin seeds. Almonds and pistachios are often used in cuisines that also favor pine nuts so, depending on what you're doing, they might be a suitable option too.