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Roasted Butternut Squash Pesto Pasta

It’s October. By this time, I have typically made stews or a soups, whipped up at least a batch or two of apple baked goods. But this year, it’s been very slow because the weather lately has been summer like (no complaints here). I feel as though this is the perfect transitional dish to close…

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Smoky Butternut Squash Tacos with Black Beans

These tacos are on fire. I’m not sure why I haven’t made butternut squash tacos sooner because they are absolutely amazing. First and foremost, we have butternut squash tossed with smoked paprika and roasted until they develop a beautiful crisp to them. Yes, the squash is the star of this taco but there’s more. Their…

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I’ve been waiting to share…

It’s been a big month, friends! Two things that I am so excited to share with you: I have a new website!  With free eBooks, easy to search recipes, a list of revised services PLUS you can now sign up for my cooking classes online which brings me to my next piece of news… I…

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Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Cream

I’ve been cravings these tacos like no other. THIS combo of mild buffalo sauce + cauliflower topped with fresh, crisp cabbage and cooling avocado cilantro cream has got to be the best taco creation I’ve made to date. These are surprisingly super easy and come together in just under a half-hour. The cauliflower is hearty…

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Mexican Cauliflower Rice with Avocado

This dish is a serious treat for your taste buds. First, let’s discuss the wonders of cauliflower “rice.” If you’re not familiar, breathe. It’s just cauliflower florets that are pulsed in your food processor until they become rice-shape pieces and then sautéed until tender. It’s been all the rage since it exploded on the paleo scene…

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Sauce

This sauce is my current go-to. Sometimes you’re craving a red sauce that’s different from your typical tomato sauce. That’s where this sauce steps in to save the day. It is comprised of tangy goat cheese paired with sweet smokey roasted red peppers and when these two little things get blended and cooked together, serious…

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Sheet Pan Fajitas with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Full disclosure, I’ve devoured these fajitas for three meals in the past 48 hours. And it has been glorious. Friends,  I’m obsessed with this method. Sheet pan dinners are crazy popular right now and for good reason–they’re one-dish and hands-off, they’re quick, and clean-up is a breeze. So if you’re running in 5,000 directions over…

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Sweet Potato Hash with Avocado Crema

The appearance of this meal is incredibly fetching. First, there’s the crispy, colorful raw veggies with all their glorious superfood qualities. Next, we have the antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, roasted until slightly caramelized with the perfect amount of smoked paprika. Then comes the festive black beans, crunchy pumpkin seeds and creamy avocado crema that is…

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Spicy Basil Tomato Sauce with White Beans & Zucchini Noodles

How about this for a simple, yet zesty weeknight meal? To say I eat a lot of zucchini noodles would be putting it very, very lightly. To make zucchini noodles I use a tool called a Spiralizer, it will transform your vegetables and fruits into spaghetti or spirals. The noodles are ready in less than 5…

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Smoky Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Avocado

Meet your new favorite dish. Sometimes, all you want is a filling, hearty, yet healthy meal that is easy to make without sacrificing flavor. This is exactly what this recipe is about. The filling in these bad boys is simply lentils cooked with crushed tomatoes, onions, garlic and smoked paprika. Creamy, earthy, sweet, savory …..…

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