1/2 Butternut Squash
Olive Oil (for cooking)
Salt & Pepper
Preheat the oven on 200c.
Cut the butternut squash in half, scoop out the seeds and bake in the oven for 30 minutes until soft.
Meanwhile, cook the quinoa and lentils as instructed on the packet.
Chop the onion, garlic and mushrooms and pan fry in olive oil, salt & pepper.
Whilst cooking, spoon the chia seeds into a mug, pour over the cold water, stir and leave to rest until thick. You could use 1 whisked egg instead if you didn't need the recipe to be fully plant based.
Once all of the above are cooked, stir together in a large bowl adding the chopped dates and pumpkin seeds.
Spoon into a greased baking tray and press lightly so the mixture is compact.
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 200c.
Serve with your choice of festive sides and enjoy!