Butternut Squash & Kale Pasta
I have this great market a few blocks from my apartment that I absolutely love for a few reasons. The first is that they seriously promote drinking while shopping. You actually have to walk through/past the bar with so many different beers and wines on tap to even get to the grocery section - and when there it is staring you in the face, and everyone else is enjoying a nice bev, why the heck not take a moment and 'wine down'. Seems like the obvious choice!
Citrus Endive & Avocado Salad
This weekend it is pouring rain, although I doubt any of us mind that much considering it is 60 degrees, and last weekend it was snowing. Again. Even still, it is so grey, and being stuck inside all day was just making me crave something bright, fresh, and really flavorful. I have more citrus than I know what to do with, and oranges are so wonderful right now, that this salad was perfect.
Carrot Soup & Spiced Pepitas
In the fall and spring, I love an easy soup that is just as good at room temp as it is just made. This soup is perfect for lunches, and even to serve at a brunch. It is a little bit sweet, and a little bit spicy.
Rosemary Sea Salt Crackers
When you're allergic to wheat, and you want crackers, you've got to make crackers. Although, I think this is something fun that everyone can do to make a cheese plate or appetizer more special. Ina does it!! So clearly I am, too!
I am soaking up every last second with brussels sprouts this winter. Since we are currently buried under snow - its brussels sprouts night!
This salad is so quick and easy to throw together, and delicious any season or time of year - as long as you can find a ripe avocado! After that, take 5 minutes and you have a killer salad for yourself, or a group.
This is hands down my favorite recipe that I have made so far - and oh my gosh it is so good. So so good. The coconut milk is the perfect compliment to root and winter vegetables, and sage the perfect compliment to both! Butternut squash, especially when this fresh and in season, is smoother than any mashed potato I've ever had (and I come from people who take their mashed potato's pretty seriously), and the flavor is so much better. In this very moment, I am not missing the potato in any way shape or form. Superbowl Sunday was a different story - but I digress.
The recipe makes the perfect side dish for four. Lucky me gets to eat it all week! (sticking out tongue)
Beet & Avocado Salad
This is such a delicious salad for winter. Especially this time of winter, when I'm getting a little tired of bakes and soups and chili's, and I am pretending it is spring. This weekend we are enjoying weather in the mid-fifties, so a bright fresh salad for lunch was exactly what I was looking for!
Green Tahini Dip
One of the things that really panicked me about the Paleo diet was dips. Without dairy or legumes, it ruled out every dip I have ever had or made, except for salsa, which just isn't ideal for veggies. And who wants veggies or a salad without dip or dressing? I don't want to see the day.
SO! I found this ... and it is pretty great. It is very similar to a Green Goddess dressing, which pairs best with a more flavorful vegetable as a dip (read: tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, carrots...), but is great on just about any type of salad, or to drizzle over cooked fish!
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