roasted acorn squash with pomegranate wild rice

This is from Goop. Gwyneth Paltrow is known to cleanse. In one post, she shares some recipes that will help you eat healthfully while cleansing. While I wasn't cleansing when I made this, I was looking for a filling vegan dish.

serves 6
recipe adapted from here

1 acorn squash, cut in half and seeds discarded
2 c. wild rice
2 Tbsp. EVOO
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. chili powder
sea salt, to taste
1/2 c. dry roasted pumpkin seeds
1 c. fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 c. pomegranate arils
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar

1. Cook rice according to package directions. Set aside to cool. Once cool, mix in seeds, parsley, pomegranate arils, salt, and vinegar.
2. Preheat oven to 375º F. Cut squash into even wedges and place on baking sheet, skin side down. Cook until tender for about 25 minutes.



  1. when i actually want to cleanse, i do not eat; i drink lots of water and some high acid juice. this has probably only occurred once, as, let's face it, i always want to eat, and eat things that contain dairy and animal fats.

    i found "shakespeare in love" and "two lovers" great films.... that is about the extent to which i have enjoyed gwyneth paltrow and her super unattainable lifestyle. i am not sure i could ever make a recipe from someone whose thighs are marginally wider than my biceps, though, to be fair, someone else concocted this and she just branded it. to these points, i would add some spicy sausage to this.


  2. This looks delicious and reminds me that I haven't had any acorn squash this winter. I will be filing this away for next week, thanks!


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