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Healthy Winter Toast – 3 Ways!

Crispy, crunchy avocado toast made three ways with hearty winter vegetables for an all-things satisfying and healthy experience. This post is sponsored by Wholly Guacamole. It’s official: it’s winter. Sure, there are two days until the winter equinox, but there’s frost on the windshield, snow for the playing, fewer daylight hours, and a splash of …

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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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Crock Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy dairy-free crock pot butternut squash soup made easily in your slow cooker. This healthful and easy recipe is a cozy meal for chilly days and evenings. This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. During fall and winter, soup of all varieties become a staple in my home. From meaty, potato-y, rice-y, creamy, or vegetable-packed, …

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Roasted Vegetable Forbidden Rice Bowls with Maple Tahini Sauce

Roasted butternut squash, sweet potato, and beets over forbidden rice with maple-cinnamon tahini sauce is a carb-loaded meal of dreams. Helloooooooo carbs! ^Animaniacs reference, anyone? Circa 1995? Said like, “hellooooo nurse?” By those furry little critters? They’re zaney to the max? Warner Brothers? On the WB? Anyone? Cartoon trivia? Too much on a Monday? Carbs. …

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Sage

This vegan butternut squash soup only requires a few basic ingredients and comes together quickly for a comforting yet healthful meal. Hypothetical situation: It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and you’re in a bind. You have the whole spread all planned out, but need a healthy appetizer slash side dish to tide your peeps over before the …

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Wild Rice Stuffing with Butternut Squash

  Wild rice stuffing with butternut squash, pecans, and dried cranberries. This healthy gluten-free stuffing recipe is perfect for sharing over the holidays! I havea doozy of a confession here, folks. I’m not a fan of bread stuffing. BOOM! Can you even believe it? Or maybe you can relate? One of my brothers could make the …

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Orange Honey-Glazed Butternut Squash and Beets

Orange and vanilla-scented butternut squash and beets sauteed with honey, dried cranberries, and pecans. This healthy side dish is perfect for holiday gatherings! Whoa there holiday season, where did you come from? Just last week we were planning for Halloween and now POOF! Thanksgiving is in our midst. And you know what that means! We …

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Salad with Lentils

The citrus-y sage-y vinaigrette, though! This won’t come as a shocker, but sometimes I feel like my life wouldn’t be right without spell check, fuzzy socks, or ginormous plates of greens. After this cake, these muffins, and this pudding, I was feeling like my nutrient equation needs a little balancing. And by “a little,” I mean …

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Warmly-Spiced Butternut Squash and Root Vegetable Chili with Pears

  Butternut squash and root vegetable chili makes a hearty vegetarian meal perfect for the cold fall and winter months. The weather here in the Reno-Tahoe area made the quick transition from hot and sunny last week to windy and cloudy over the weekend. The leaves on the aspen trees have already begun turning color, …

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Butternut Squash and Prosciutto Pasta with Lemon Garlic and Sage

Butternut Squash and Prosciutto Pasta with Lemon Garlic and Sage is a nutritious and delicious paleo dinner recipe that is packed with nutrients! Whole30, grain-free and gluten-free, the butternut squash pasta is absolutely amazing! Welcome back to solid food! Last week’s detox beverages went down so smoothly, that I just haaaad to retox over the …

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How to Spiralize Butternut Squash

Learn how to spiralize butternut squash in order to make delicious gluten-free pasta recipes that are packed with nutrients, lower in carbohydrate and are all-around amazing! Remember that phase we went through together with our Spirelli? We made this, that, and the other thing out of veggie noodles. For a while there, life was looking like one big bowl of …

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Butternut Squash Hash with Apples, Sausage and Kale

Butternut squash hash with apples, sausage and kale is a nutritious filling breakfast. It’s a wish granting factory. Anyone else having a real rough go at it this week? Are you high fiving and fist bumping Alexander and his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day and saying things like , “Dude, Alexander. I getchya, …

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Fall Harvest Vegetarian Chili with Kale

Vegetarian chili with butternut squash, sweet potato, and black beans. A delicious meal for celebrating fall! It’s been chilly lately!… Somewhere in the Unites States… Not here. Not yet. Seriously, I’ve been trail running in a tank top over the last week, and I’ve got a tan to show for it. A TAN, people! BUT in …

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Citrusy Brown Rice with Butternut Squash and Pomegranate

Let’s talk about passion. Lately, I’ve been feeling wildly passionate about side dishes. Like, skip the entree, just give me all the sides. My fire’s stoked and I would like to get inappropriate with all 50 Shades of Side Dish, puh-lease and thank you. And not tapas-sized portions, because that’s just confusing. Full-sized portions, because …

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Butternut Squash Pancakes

Moist and fluffy gluten-free butternut squash pancakes. These delightful hotcakes are warmly-spice, naturally sweet, and taste like fall! Weeks ago, when I went on a squash-roasting bender, I had leftover butternut squash that was just dyyyyyying to be pancake-d. Meaning, I was dying for pancakes. I simply mashed it up, and into the batter it …

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