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Broccoli and Cheese Baked Potato Casserole

This broccoli and cheese baked potato casserole is a super easy dinner with just 5 ingredients plus spices! Vegetarian, gluten-free. Who doesn’t like a good baked potato? They are pretty easy, customizable, and can be pretty healthy if you do them right. I don’t eat them often, but they sure are a good way to …

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Fall Quinoa Salad with Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Fall Quinoa Salad with Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, tomatoes, lemon and parsley. A warm, delicious meal that is vegan and gluten-free. Have you ever seen Brussels sprouts on a stalk? Trader Joe’s carries them around this time of year, and it’s hard for me not to buy one whenever I see it. TIP: You don’t …

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Garlic Sage Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Sage Smashed Potatoes are a great side item at your dinner table. A customizable version of mashed potatoes that everyone will love. I’m not sure where I first heard of “smashed” potatoes, but the idea is brilliant! It has the best features of mashed potatoes with the added benefit of being customizable, and in …

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Spaghetti Squash Nests

Spaghetti Squash Nests garnished with fresh basil are the perfect dinner appetizer for your guests or casserole-style dinner for your family. Customizable and delicious! Vegan-friendly and gluten-free. With this recipe, I was originally trying to recreate these spaghetti nests with spaghetti squash. A little bit by accident (because I forgot), there is another difference. These …

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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Maple roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash with pecan pieces and dried cranberries. A perfect appetizer or side for holiday or Autumn dinners. Gluten-free, vegan. Did you think I was kidding about being obsessed with butternut squash? These roasted veggies would be perfect as an appetizer for a holiday table spread. Especially for Thanksgiving with …

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Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese is the perfect healthier comfort food. Adding in squash to the cheddar sauce is a great way to sneak in some more veggies to your dinner! I’m OBSESSED with butternut squash. It’s been on my brain so much lately that I’ve been saying “butternut” in place of “buttercup.” You know, …

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Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup. 5 main ingredients make this healthy, gluten-free, and vegan (without the optional parmesan). This soup came into existence for two reasons. I had carrots. and I had cauliflower. An easy way to use up veggies is to turn them into a soup! I’ve never roasted my vegetables before blending it into …

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Pomegranate Seeds

Roasted Acorn Squash with pomegranate seeds. An easy and beautiful side dish for any dinner table. Did you know, acorn squash is sometimes called pepper squash? I don’t know why. I know it’s called acorn squash because it like of looks like a big acorn. It also is an incredibly good source of Vitamin C, …

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Riced Cauliflower – Low Carb, Quick & Healthy

Riced cauliflower with green peppers and spices. This low-carb, healthy side dish is completely customizable and will be ready in 15 minutes! Cauliflower: vegetable of the year for 2015 (or 2014, depending on your source). Who decides this stuff? And yes, I realize it’s 2016 or later, depending on when you’re reading this. I’m known to be a …

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Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary

Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary – Colorful and flavorful side dish that will help anyone get their daily dose of veggies. Chopping vegetables can be so meditative. I still prefer to buy some vegetables pre-cut (like butternut squash) but for the most part I enjoy it. Sometimes, I get so excited about food prepping that I …

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Butternut Squash and Veggie Bake with Tortilla Chips

Butternut Squash and Veggie Bake – ready in under 30 minutes, loaded with vegetables, topped with cheese and served with tortilla chips. Option to spice it up with jalapeno and hot sauce. Dinner is served! This is a meal prepared in 30 minutes and takes only one pan! Cast iron cooking is some of my favorite. …

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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Halves

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Halves – a unique way to bake cauliflower and a colorful + flavorful side. Many of the recipes I make are not pre-planned, but actually result from leftover ingredients that I need to figure out how to use. I buy cauliflower often and since I only have time for so many cauliflower …

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Butternut squash apple soup

Butternut squash apple soup. Delicious autumn flavors blended together make this vegan soup a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Like many things, I used to think I didn’t like soup. I’m not sure exactly how I could declare that for such a broad category, but it was mostly because it wasn’t “filling enough” (i.e. I felt deprived of …

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