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Honey Balsamic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Honey Balsamic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Posted in Starters & Sides Tagged with ,

These honey balsamic mashed sweet potatoes are a quick and easy side. They have a touch of sweetness with a little acid and heat. With so much flavor and personality, they don’t require a pat

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Ingredients
  • 3-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup oat milk, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Chopped parsley, chives for serving
Turmeric Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Turmeric Butternut Squash Apple Soup

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With pungent flavor and a hint of sweetness, turmeric butternut squash apple soup is the cure for all that ails you during the fall and winter months. It is healthy comfort food and elixir in

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
Baked Pumpkin Risotto

Baked Pumpkin Risotto

Posted in Mains Tagged with ,

Canned pumpkin puree is just one reason to love this easy one-pot Baked Pumpkin Risotto. It is total comfort food with everything to love about fall. Risotto eats like a fancy version of comfort food.

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
Sautéed Butternut Squash and Kale

Sautéed Butternut Squash and Kale

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With less than 10 ingredients, this sautéed butternut squash and kale makes a simple and tasty fall side flavored with garlic and dried thyme. Picking up our weekly fruit and vegetable box is my current

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped kale, stems removed
Cranberry Fig Jam

Cranberry Fig Jam

Posted in Jams, Spreads & Condiments Tagged with ,

Worthy of a place at the Thanksgiving table, but even better for leftovers, Cranberry Fig Jam is a sweet and tart spread. Try it on a day after sandwich. I’m never sure what category to

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 15 dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Peel of 1 lemon
  • 1-1/2 cups water
Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

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I never thought I would ever say this, but I’ve become a coffee person. Not drinking straight coffee from the pot. I’ve been shelling it out for creamy lattes crafted by skilled baristas in the

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
Pumpkin Wild Rice Salad

Pumpkin Wild Rice Salad

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This roasted pumpkin wild rice salad has seasonal flavors that are both salty and sweet including apples, spinach, crumbles blue cheese, pecans and maple vinaigrette. With just a week to go until Halloween, my five-year-old

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Ingredients
  • 1 small pie pumpkin (about 2-3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
Butternut Squash Baked Barley Risotto

Butternut Squash Baked Barley Risotto

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Looking for a simple and healthy vegetarian one-pot meal? Try this Butternut Squash Baked Barley Risotto with kale. With minimal stovetop time, this risotto cooks in the oven and doesn’t require the usual stirring. Soup

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup pearl barley
Zucchini Chai Muffins

Zucchini Chai Muffins

Posted in Breakfast Tagged with ,

Now that it’s officially fall, I don’t have to hide my obsession with all things chai. Not that I was ever ashamed! I am such a fan of the mix of cinnamon and other spices

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Posted in Cakes, Pies & Tarts Tagged with , ,

With a mix of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples, this Salted Caramel Apple Pie honors the classic with the addition of rich caramel. That’s what makes it really special. The assignments for Thanksgiving dinner have

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 4-6 tablespoons ice cold water
Autumn Chopped Salad

Autumn Chopped Salad

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With roasted sweet potatoes, chopped apples, grapes and sherry vinaigrette, this autumn chopped salad has all the flavors of the fall season. This year’s Thanksgiving festivities will be a team effort, and I’m even more

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large head romaine (about 1 pound), chopped
  • 1 bunch lacinato kale, ribs removed, leaves finely chopped
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, cored and diced
Golden Beet Soup

Golden Beet Soup

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Roasted beets are the foundation of this sunny vegan golden beet soup. Top it with a swirl of yogurt, pomegranate seeds and fresh herbs. I’m a big fan of pureed veggies soups. They are so

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Ingredients
  • 4-6 medium golden beets
  • 4-6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-4 cups water