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Vegan Bourbon-Orange Sweet Potato Pie

Silky-smooth bourbon-orange sweet potato pie is a unique take on the classic dessert. Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and grain-free, this healthier dessert is vegan and almost paleo! You know what goes really well with sweet potatoes? Bourbon.  And orange. Evidence? I made this discovery a few years ago when I randomly added booze to my mashed …

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Bourbon Syrup

Warmly-spiced pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon-bourbon maple syrup are a cozy fall breakfast. Whip the pancake batter up in a blender for a quick yet delicious meal. Happy day 2 of Autumn! Fall is in full swing in the Sierra Nevada, with cooler temperatures and the Aspen leaves turning color. There’s a calmness that comes over …

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Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches with Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

A vegan version of pulled pork sandwiches using jackfruit and homemade peach bourbon barbecue sauce. Serve with avocado and an easy cabbage slaw for a real good time. Have you heard of or tried jackfruit? It’s simply the craziest thing. Jackfruit comes from a tree that’s related to fig and mulberry trees, is native to …

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Bourbon-Spiked Pumpkin Risotto with Prosciutto and Goat Cheese

Cider and Bourbon-spiked creamy pumpkin risotto with prosciutto and goat cheese. This hearty side dish will feed a crowd and wow your taste buds!   Hypothetical situation: You’re bored for the first time in umpteen moons and you need a project. What do you do? Do you go for a little YouTube binge? Paint the …

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Lemon Thyme Bourbon Cocktails (naturally sweetened)

You guys, I legit hurdled a rattlesnake a couple of days ago and lived to tell the tale! Story time. Get cozy. I went for a jog on one of my usual trails, which goes through the desert-y canyon lands of Reno, NV. It’s a narrow single track trail with a lot of direct sunlight, …

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Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Easy homemade barbecue sauce recipe sweetened with pure maple syrup and molasses. This Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce is amazing for all grilling adventures! Just.yum. Is it too early to talk about baaaaaaahbecuuuuue saaaauuuuuuwce? Forgive me if I’m jumping the gun on barbecue season, but over here in No Winter’s Land, it’s been grilling weather for 88% …

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Bourbon Butter and Honey

You were expecting salad in the form of kale. You’ll get yours, je promets. BUTFORNOW: squarsh with booze n buttaaaaaah!   Welcome back! How was your holiday? Are you still holiday-ing?  How are your veins? I motion we all take a 2-month permavaycay every year from Thanksgiving through the New Year, whaddya say? Just to …

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Cranberry Sauce Bourbon Cocktail

‘Tis the season for leftover repurposing. Use your leftover cranberry sauce for this Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail!   I see that look of yourn. Lemme guess: Tooooo much junk in the trunk. Too much feasting yesterday, and too many leftovers today. What shaaaall we do? We shall repurpose them. Let Project Remodel Thanksgiving Leftovers begin!! If your …

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Maple Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Boozed up mashed sweet potatoes. Giggity giggity. The question isn’t where would you put your booze…it’s where wouldn’t you? The more I think about liquor, the more I realize everything deserves a splash of it. Cake, coffee, milkshakes, sauces, marinades…booze, booze, booze. Especially, and in particular, around the holidays. Which reminds me… It’s Thanksgiving week, …

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Maple Candied Pecans and Cranberries

More stuffed vegetables! ‘Tis the season for stuffing things. And ‘tis the season for sweet potatoes! If there’s one thing that’s more cozy than a big carby vegetable, it’s a big carby vegetable stuffed with other food items. Roasted sweet potatoes are one of my favorite veggie go-to’s. Stuffing them in either a sweet or …

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