Category: Starters & Sides

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Quinoa

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Last weekend I gave Thanksgiving a practice run. I roasted a dry-rubbed turkey, baked a pecan pie and experimented with sides. You can’t go wrong with the classics like stuffing and sweet potato (fill in

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Ingredients
  • For quinoa
  • 2 cups peeled & cubed butternut squash
  • 1 pound cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper  
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup tri-color quinoa

Roasted Delicata Squash Couscous

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For the last couple weeks I’ve been admiring the bowl of squash and gourds sitting on my counter. The colors are pure fall. Some are these bumpy, lumpy gourds are only for décor. I made

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 generous handful parsley leaves