Yoga+Music (not quite 365) – Tapestry by Carole King – Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday and that means the Recipe Edition!  

Here’s where I share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care.   

Macaroni and Cheese 

adapted from The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Kriger 


Serves 8 


  • 1 (16-ounce) box elbow macaroni
  • 2 10 ounce packages of pureed winter squash (I used cubed frozen butternut squash from the SacCo-Op)
  • 2 cups of low-fat milk
  • 1 1/3 cups (4 oz) sharp cheddar grated
  • 2/3 cups (2 oz) Monterey Jack cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta (I forgot to buy it, so I used a little more Jack and Cheddar)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 TBS bread crumbs (I used sourdough heels, toasted and whirred in the food processor)
  • 2 TBS Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp olive oil


    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray.
    2. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and transfer to prepared baking dish {or put back in the pot like I did}
    3. Meanwhile, put frozen squash and milk in a large saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally. Break yo the squash with a spoon until it is defrosted. Turn up the heat to medium and cook until the mixture is almost simmering, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat and stir in the cheeses, salt, mustard, and cayenne. Pour this mixture over the macaroni and stir to combine.
    4. Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan and oil in a small bowl (or food processor). Sprinkle over the top of the macaroni and cheese. Bake until the cheeses are bubbling around the edges, about 20 minutes, then broil for 3 minutes so the top is crisp and nicely browned.

    NOTES: I added a bunch of garlic powder to the cheese mixture and I’d add fresh herbs if I would have had some. I also serve with green vegetables like spinach or broccoli.

    What are your go-to healthy foods?   

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