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Roasted Summer Squash

A simple way to enjoy this summer vegetable.

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Yellow Pepper and Pumpkin Soup

A classic pureed pumpkin soup, perfect for a chill fall evening.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

A traditional Thanksgiving (or any winter holiday) side dish. Slightly sweet and delicious.

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Basic Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is the perfect way to add some autumn to your favorite foods. It also tastes great roasted and is easy to make.

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Basic Roasted Acorn Squash

It’s November. So it’s time to really appreciate autumn foods. Like acorn squash. I’ve had this squash several times, though I’d never made it myself until now. Cutting it open made me want to take a cooking class in knife-skills, so be careful when you go to cut it open because it can be tricky. […]

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Crisp Summer Salad

Ingredients Lettuce greens 1 handful arugula Cherry tomatoes Black olives Cucumbers, peeled and sliced Nasturtium flowers 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar Directions 1. Prepare ingredients, toss together and enjoy! 🙂

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Roasted Root Vegetables

There is nothing quite so tasty as fresh produce. Especially when it comes straight from your own garden. My sister and I had a feast the other day. We spent the morning in the garden, weeding out of control grass, pruning tomato plants, and harvesting lots of fresh stuff. We spent most of the afternoon […]

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Gluten-free Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern salad. My mom makes it all the time: in the summer, for potlucks, etc. It’s like a twist on a regular tomato and cucumber salad, best served chilled. It’s traditionally made with bulgar wheat, but never fear, there’s a gluten-free version! Ingredients 1 box Lundberg Brown Rice Couscous (make as […]

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Gazpacho

Cold Spanish soup is an ingenious way to endure the summer heat.

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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Bruschetta has been on my mind. I was recently in Costco with my mom, and as she browsed the DVDs, I looked over the cookbooks. There were at least four by the same publisher on authentic Italian cuisine. With bruschetta recipes galore. And, who could forget that scene in “Julie and Julia” where Amy Adams […]

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