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    Butternut Squash & Turkey Chili

    I totally have to give credit for the inspo on this recipe to my friend Jen, from the local extension office. She always has great tastings using farm fresh ingredients at our local farmers’ market. She had a turkey chili at one of the last markets back in October that was SO DAMN GOOD. I needed to know what she did to make it so bangin’. Butternut squash y’all. Now, I never got her recipe from her because we always get too caught up in chit chat, me trying all her foods, and picking up my CSA. But I have been working on perfecting my own version of it ever…

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    Massaged Kale Autumn Harvest Salad

    Can I let you in on a secret to actually liking kale? MASSAGE IT. Honestly. Truly. It’s the best way to enjoy kale. I have a confession. I’m an almost dietitian, and I don’t really care for kale. It’s pretty bitter and strong. Which makes it great for tougher dishes, where you’re gonna cook the heck out of it, like pastas or soups. But when it comes to salads, I would try to use it sparingly. Then I discovered massaging it. It’s as simple as it sounds. You take your kale pieces in a big bowl, drizzle with EVOO, and then get to work massaging your kale–just like you would…

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    Honeycrisp Apple and Red Grape Fall Salad

    Fall food is my favorite food. It can be cool, crisp, and refreshing or it can be warm, hearty, and comforting. It’s like the best of both worlds. Fall food also has some of the best seasoning too. Cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, cumin, chili, fennel… I could keep naming these spices but I think I’ve made my point. Obviously I have a deep love for fall food. That’s probably why most of my recipes on the blog have been born during the fall months. This Honeycrisp Apple and Red Grape Fall Salad is my take on one of my favorite fall seasoned items–the Ancient Grain and Arugula salad from…

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    Caribbean Vegan Burritos with Cauliflower and Jicama

    I love using cauliflower as a meat replacer. It’s one of my favorite hacks I’ve picked up in my journey of reducing my meat consumption. I don’t like to label my eating habits, but I do like to find creative ways to increase my fruit and vegetable consumption. Getting out of the habit of making meat the start of a dish can be hard. Breaking any habit is hard. But cauliflower makes getting more into a habit of treating my vegetables as the star a lot easier. Thanks cauliflower! Cauliflower is low in calories, fat, and carbs. It’s high in Vitamin C and K, and pretty good in most of…

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    Stuffed Summer Squash Blossoms

    Saturdays are meant for Farmers’ Market. It’s just a simple fact. I love year-round Farmers’ Markets, but you can’t beat the produce available this time of year. I attend my local market religiously. Doing so has been a great way for me to really get to know my farmers. I always buy the same produce off the same farmers. Nothing beats a Gritt’s tomato. La Ja has the ripest blackberries. The past two Saturdays I’ve gotten to know a new (to me) farmer. Her table set up caught my eye because she had one bag of sunflower sprouts out for purchase and one she was snacking on. We immediately got…