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Stuffed Acorn Squash with Ground Beef, Kale and Brussels Sprouts

Stuffed acorn squash with kale, brussels sprouts, ground beef, and onion. This simple, clean meal keeps weeknight eats fun and interesting. Whenever I find myself in a creative slump for my weeknight meals, I turn toward stuffed vegetables or casseroles to change things up. You can still keep it fresh, seasonal, clean and friendly to …

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Warm Brussel Sprout Salad with Kale, Quinoa and Bacon Vinaigrette

A warm  shredded brussel sprouts salad with kale, quinoa, crispy bacon, avocado, pear, walnuts, and a warm bacon-cider vinaigrette. This nutritious salad is inviting during the cold weather months.

I created this recipe for The California Avocado Commission. You can skip to the recipe HERE or continue reading.

Warm Brussles Sprouts Salad with Kale, Quinoa, Pears, and Bacon Vinaigrette - an incredibly nutritious salad or side dish to share with friends and family | TheRoastedRoot.com #glutenfree #healthyrecipe

How do you feel about warm salads? I’ve gotta say, I absolutely love them!

If you’re a salad fiend, you may have noticed raw vegetables can be a bit tough on your digestive system. All it takes is a quick steam or saute to soften up the fibers so that your GI tract processes them easier so that they don’t cause GI upset and the nutrients are better absorbed.

I find lightly sauteed hearty greens like kale and brussel sprouts make for a filling salad that is easy on the digestive system and so cozy and inviting during the fall and winter months. With fall rapidly approaching, I’ll be whipping up warm salads regularly for lunches and dinners.

This salad is loaded with goodies! Shredded brussels sprouts, kale, quinoa, California avocado, sliced pears, and toasted walnuts make up this nutritious texturally-pleasing dish. The whole thing is tied together with a simple bacon-cider vinaigrette for a straightforward yet comforting and nourishing meal.

Essentially, it checks all the boxes!

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

A fresh shaved Brussels sprout salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped apple, and feta cheese – all tied together with a citrusy maple cinnamon dressing. While I normally don’t discuss my background, nor my emotions as they pertain to anything other than food, I thought I’d give a little piece of …

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Maple-Cinnamon Acorn Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Sauteed acorn squash and brussels sprouts with maple-cinnamon glaze, pecans, and bacon makes for a marvelous side dish to go alongside your favorite fall or winter-inspired entree. Per my melodramatic gemini ginger way, creating towering mountains out of the tiniest of molehills is my specialty – in a maelstrom of whimsy and irrationalism, no less. Similarly, …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

For me, fall is all about getting silly cozy and indulging in things that warm me inside and out. It’s about those off-yellow, green, and orange colors that you couldn’t possibly wear any other time of year. It’s about cider, it’s about that super warm decades-old hoody with torn kangaroo pockets you stole from your …

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Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets

…with blue cheese and walnuts! I know. You were expecting another paleo cookie recipe, but party’s over, folks – time for some vegetation. Trust me, this is for my own good.   Between last week’s Cardamom Almond Thumbprints,  Maple Pecan Gluten Free Shortbread, Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons, and testing and re-testing a quickbread recipe using my …

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Brussels Sprout Chopped Salad with Pears, Gorgonzola, and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Oy! This brussels sprout chopped salad tastes like bacon.  I’ve never wanted to be a Brussels sprout so badly in my life. Just look at what’s going on in that dang bowl. I know what you’re thinking: Brussels sprouts, Julia…how can I feeeeeeel anything about this, skinamarinky dinky dinky, skinamarinky doo? Just give ‘er one bite and …

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shaved brussels sprouts salad with avocado, blueberries, apples, walnuts, and citrus dressing – a healthful and vibrant salad for any time of year! Today at 11:23 AM pacific time, I turn twenty-seven years old! I’m over the meadow and through the woods, that’s for sure. Sign me up for water aerobics, I’ve got joints to …

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