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Thai Quinoa Squash Salad – Guest Post at Whipped

  Hello! I am very honored to be guest posting today for Kristina at Whipped. If you don’t know Kristina, I suggest getting to know her ASAP. She is a brilliant and creative cook who mixes lovely healthy recipes with yummy desserts. My favorites include Homemade Oreos, Butternut Squash Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Turkey Sloppy Joes, and Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Crostini. When Kristina asked me to guest post, I agonized over what to contribute. I wanted something healthy and flavorful. I settled on my favorite superfood: quinoa. This Quinoa salad combined creamy roasted squash with tangy Thai flavors. It’s a great make ahead vegan meal that will give you [...]

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Curried Squash Fries with Spicy Ketchup

Greetings readers! I am blogging today from home since work was cancelled because of the hurricane. I hope you are all dry and safe and have power. We’ve been quite lucky so far (fingers crossed). As much as it’s nice to have a day off, I’m feeling a little stir crazy already. It’s no secret that I am OBSESSED with squash. It is one of my favorite things about fall. Tasty squash is healthy, local and so simple to prepare. Stuck inside on this rainy, hurricane soaked afternoon I had a brainwave: Could I make fries out of squash? I am a fry-oholic. I love fries of all varieties. I [...]

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Autumn Minestrone

It is officially fall! The leaves are turning, the air is crisp and I’ve started to use the seat warmers in my car. The farmers market is filled with all kinds of delicious fall treats. After going a bit overboard buying fresh veggies, I needed the perfect recipe. Since I updated the website, I’m spending a lot more time thinking about what you, my readers enjoy. One of the most visited pages on my site is the soup/stew recipe category. I make a fair amount of soup since it’s a good make-ahead staple and freezes well. So, I decided to create an autumn minestrone featuring some delicious winter squash.  All [...]

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese #SundaySupper

 I am so excited to be participating in Sunday Suppers for the first time. The Sunday Supper movement was started by the wonderful Isabel from Family Foodie as a way to encourage people to sit down together and enjoy family meals. Sunday Suppers bring together a whole bunch of talented bloggers every week to share themed recipes. I really believe in the Sunday Supper movement and am amazed by these talented cooks and bloggers. As a small child, my family ate dinner together at the table every single night. My mom cooked meals and we sat and ate them together. As we got older and busier this became more and more rare.  Now [...]

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Thai Squash Soup – Freezer Fridays

Welcome back to Freezer Fridays! I’ve had multiple comments and emails about more freezer friendly meals so today I bring you a delicious low-calorie soup made with super fresh seasonal ingredients. I love butternut squash soup. It tastes like fall. I’ve been making butternut squash soup for years, with just the usual sort of ingredients (see last year’s verion HERE), but my mom just introduced me to what I think is the best tasting soup I’ve ever had. She picked it up at a natural market in her hometown and begged me to replicate it. I obliged and WOW is this good soup. Instead of confining this to butternut only, [...]

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Stuffed Delicata Squash

Did you know you can now subscribe by email to this blog? Just enter your email address in the subscribe box in the right hand column. That way you get all my recipes delivered to your inbox! You know it’s fall when squash starts showing up everywhere! I adore all varities and I’m excited to cook with the butternut squash I grew in my garden. However, my favorite variety of squash is delicata. Delicata has very thin, edible skin that will crisp in the oven. For this reason it does not store as well as butternut or acorn, so you need to use it quickly. This recipe is a fall [...]

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