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maple butterscotch squash smoothie.

Squash belongs in all meals. ;) Naturally sweet, energizing carbohydrates, super-nourishing carotenoids (Vitamin A — you can tell from its beautiful orange color). Squash is just awesome.  Sharing just a quick post today on a simple way to use leftover

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savory vegan pumpkin pie with almond meal crust.

I know what you’re thinking. Pie? Savory pie?! What kind of a health and nutrition blog is this?!  And I am here to tell you, sweet whole-food connoisseur/connoisseuse, that in fact, this pie is good for you. And it’s delicious. And

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roasted squash pizza with gluten-free quinoa cauliflower crust.

In the spirit of fall – and in the spirit of pizza – here’s a delicious way to start the week!  We whipped this up a couple of weeks back for a dinner gathering with our lovely neighbor, and as

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curried butternut squash soup.

It’s that magical time of year where squash of all shapes and sizes is everywhere: it’s in coffee, it’s on doorsteps, and most importantly, it’s overflowing at the farmers market for less than sixty cents a pound. I am obsessed.

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what to do with leftovers: green chickpea + squash soup.

The eternal leftover dilemma: what to do with all of that stuff you’ve made in your fridge when you’re darn sick of eating the same thing over and over and just can’t take it anymore. My favorite solution? The blender.

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crispy sweet potato squash burgers.

So, this one time (last Sunday), I tried to make gnocchi. It did not work.  I think – on account of not using a gluten-y flour, or enough binding – my little potato-almond butter pasta bits weren’t sturdy enough to

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vegan spaghetti squash bolognese.

Spaghetti nights were a hit in my house growing up (although, in my personal opinion, rotini was always the superior noodle). Not only was it a quick meal for my busy mama to make, but it was filling and fun

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Fluffy Squash and Chia Muffins from the I Quit Sugar Cookbook.

 Quick breakfast, easy snack, savory dessert, terrific soup accessory. These muffins have it all going on. The bonus? They’re packed with whole nutrients and a pile of decadently healthful ingredients: chia, squash, almond meal, basil…  Not to mention they’re incredibly

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acorn squash hummus.

Are you like me, holding onto squash like it’s going out of style? Secretly so sad for the day it stops being available at the farmers market? Kind of half-wishing that we could fast-forward to fall so squash can triumphantly return

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creamy vegan sweet potato + squash soup.

Quick! Winter is on its way out! This week might be the last chance to make oodles and oodles of soup. Once it warms up (yay!), we’ll all be searching for bitter greens and raw veggies. Take advantage of this

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5 warming foods for winter.

Every time we eat, we receive a number of things from our food. In addition to nutrients and energy – and hopefully joy! – food provides the body with certain more subtle qualities: that is, food can warm or cool

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coconut curry lentils with squash medallions.

Recently, we had the privilege of having a group of some of my most favorite humans over for dinner. I love cooking for a group – regardless of the size – and there is something really satisfying about pulling off a

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tomato stew with butternut squash and lentils.

Squash might just be the best veggie ever. Okay, I can’t say that. All veggies are awesome and wonderful in their own way!  But really: squash is incredibly delicious and makes any meal feel a little luxurious. They’re packed with

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pie-less pumpkin pie.

Can you feel it?! Autumn is in the air! That means three things: it’s time to pull out all of your cardigans! things are about to become gloriously colorful! PUMPKINS AND SQUASH ARE IN SEASON! That last bit is in

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squash + black bean enchilada bake.

Alright. This recipe is a game changer.  If your family – or friends or roommates or dog or whoever – has been hesitant about your foray into plant-based eating, this is the recipe that will get them on board. Vegan Mexican

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roasted tomato garlic quinoa.

I have been on a tomato bender ALL week – I’ve had the most intense craving for them. Salsa, cherry tomatoes, pasta sauce with beans… I’ve covered much of the standard tomato gamut in the last several days. [I suppose

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quick-and-sassy massaged coconut kale

A quick post today, written between afternoon rehearsal and the evening performance – it’s one of those [highly-motivating] hectic weeks! I’ve been trying to fit two careers-worth of work (plus social time and home time and all of those other

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