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Susan Jane White: Butternut squash is veggie witchcraft

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Susan Jane White. Photo: Joanne Murphy

Susan Jane White. Photo: Joanne Murphy

Susan Jane White. Photo: Joanne Murphy

My boys say they don't like butternut squash. This is both outrageous and inconvenient.

Come to think of it, there are plenty of vegetables that get relegated to my plate at dinner time. Something has to change, because their range of veg is becoming smaller, proportionate to my pool of creativity. This has probably gone on for a year, without me clocking it.

So this week, I'm setting out to smuggle the good stuff back into their diet. I love butternut squash, because it's naturally sweet and contains roaring amounts of beta-carotene, trumping even the most sophisticated multivitamin pills.