Recipes: Eating the rainbow. Well, the top of it at least.

            Living in New Mexico certainly has its perks, especially around this time of the year! The differing shades of red, orange, and yellow all around us are simply breathtaking. While these colors are beautiful to look at, they can be even better to eat! No I’m not talking about eating leaves off of trees, I’m talking about vitamin A (beta-carotene).

            Fruits and vegetables with a red/orange/yellow pigment are usually packed with vitamin A. Vitamin A plays a key role in vision, bone health, immunity, and it even acts as an antioxidant. Foods like peppers, winter varieties of squash, carrots, apricots, and sweet potatoes are all auburn sources of beta-carotene. Here are a few links to some killer recipes that taste as good as autumn looks!

  • Black Bean Butternut Squash Enchiladas:


  • Butternut Squash Carbonara w/ Sage-Maple Bacon: 


  • Maple Roasted Winter Squash:


  • Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash: