The Easiest and Most Delicious Butternut Squash Soup

When I was at the Food Lab in Boulder a few weeks ago, one of the cooking instructors mentioned that his recipe for butternut squash soup is…… 1.  Take a butternut squash and cut off the stem. 2. Cut the butternut squash in half and place it flesh side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment. 3. Bake at 375 until the squash is soft, about 45-50…


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Chocolate Beet Cup Cupcakes with Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting

This recipe is my Valentine’s Day gift to you all.  These cupcakes are outrageously good!  I brought these cupcakes to our last Meatless Monday event and I was told that they were the best cupcakes ever!  You feel kind of virtuous eating them because they contain nutrient dense vegetables and no animal products but there is a bit of coconut sugar in…


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Kale Caesar

This is the best caesar salad ever! At least in my humble opinion it is.  For me, most caesar salads are too heavy, the caesar dressing for this sale is perfect and you can adjust the consistency by adding water during the blending process to make it to your liking.  Instead of bread croutons, the recipes calls for roasted chickpeas.  The chickpeas…


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Tortilla Soup

This Tortilla soup that Chris and I  presented at our last cooking class was a hit!   It is easy to make  and delicious! The starch from the tortillas and beans give the soup a creamy texture, especially if you let the soup sit a while. We added greens to the soup bowl before adding the soup for extra nutrition.  The heat from the soup will wilt the…


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Cauli-power Fettuccine “Alfredo”

This creamy “alfredo” sauce is divine!  It really is rich and light at the same time, I know that sounds strange but you have to try it and see if you agree. I have made other plant based alfredo sauces in the past and they have all tasted a bit starchy and heavy, this is sauce is perfect. You could also serve the sauce over a plate of roasted vegetables…


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Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos

I had some leftover roasted butternut squash and saw this great recipe from Cookie and Kate for Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos so I made them. Delicious! Healthy too. The slaw is super easy to make with black beans, purple cabbage, fresh lime juice and salt. It is nice with the warm roasted squash on top. I already had some homemade salsa verde on hand…


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Spelt Soda Bread

I make lots of soup in the winter and so there is nothing like fresh bread to go with it. Spelt is a grain that is very low in gluten so people who are gluten intolerant can enjoy spelt. Spelt is much higher in protein than regular wheat, and is a good source of B complex vitamins. Spelt is a little sweet and nutty so it is delicious in bread. This…


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Rosemary Roasted Potato, Mushroom and Lentil Kale Salad

I like to tuck into a warm hearty dinner salad in the winter and this salad fits the bill. Rosemary roasted potatoes, green lentils, walnuts and portobello mushrooms makes this a hearty and satisfying salad. Adding some dried cranberries would give this salad a little color, sweetness and texture. A crusty loaf bread, and a nice glass of merlot will…


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Festive Apple and Cranberry Pie with Cardamon Kissed Cashew Cream

This recipe is inspired by a recipe that Christina Miller shared with me a few years ago. It is cranberry season so I wanted to include them in my pie. Apples, cranberries and lemon all go nicely together and the cranberries provide beautiful color and a nice tart taste that contrasts nicely with the sweet apples. Since this pie does not contain any…


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Pasta Al Forno with Broccoli and Cauliflower

This recipe comes from my beautiful niece in law Miriam Amico.  Miriam is married to Randy’s nephew Mitch  and was born and raised in  Sicily.  The first time I had this dish was when  we were at a family gathering in Carlsbad, California, and Miriam and Mitch cooked this dish for us for dinner one night.  This dish is pure deliciousness.  I thought…


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