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Baking a Whole Squash and a Hubbard Squash Smoothie

Mmm squash! Today I wanted to share a new way to bake squash, that is actually much easier than my old way. I tried this new, now proven, method out on a beautiful Hubbard squash. Hubbard squash are kind of shaped like tear drops with a bumpy warty skin. They can be found in hues …

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Pumpkin Spice Banana Nectarine Smoothie

Oh yes, we continue that mosey into fall weather and fall-like foods today. Who else is craving apple cider and feeling the need to don slippers and skull blankets? I jumped into those fall feelings by making a green smoothie that contained the end of summer harvests (nectarines), leftover pumpkin, and a hefty dose of …

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Strawberry Sorbet

This is a super easy dessert and unbelievably tasty! Strawberry sorbet, does refreshing even need to be mentioned? Because it is, especially if you’re in the midst of a hot weather pattern. All you need is frozen strawberries, a little almond milk, and a little sweetener of choice (I would use honey, agave, maple syrup …

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Banana Yogurt Pancakes

These are turning out quite tasty indeed. Takes a bite. Types. Takes a bite. Repeat. My goal was to get a thinner pancake. I’m not a huge pancake person but every once in awhile I crave a good pancake. It seems though, that what I consider a ‘perfect’ pancake is not what most of the …

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Two New Almond Ricotta Cheeses | Curried Bliss and Mexican Minx

Have you made the original almond ricotta yet? You must! It is raw and vegan and is a perfect substitution if you are trying to get over the dairy addiction hump. I used that recipe as the base in this one but did 1 major thing different. I didn’t peel the almonds. Any time you …

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Vanilla Cream Peach Torte with a Curried Almond Crust

A heavenly dessert for a hellishly hot day. We’re getting a taste of the mid west summer heat as Portland settles into a stretch of 5 days hovering between the 90s and 100s. I’ll only whine a little as I know friends and family back in IL would scoff at our measly 5 days after they’ve suffered …

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Homemade Coconut Butter

Making homemade coconut butter is super easy and you don’t need access to fresh young coconuts either. Having never been a fan of store bought coconut butter in the past, I am super impressed at how much I’m loving the homemade version. You can have one beautiful gorgeous cup of fresh coconut butter just using …

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Peanut Coconut Cream Quinoa Casserole

Can you lean in just a little so I can hand you a bite? I so wish I could. This is to live for. As some epic things start out in our kitchen they are born from lack of fridge ingredients causing creativity to spin out of control. When they turn out good which is …

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Mmm Mmm Good Salsa Gazpacho

A simple savory soup. The kind of soup that fills a craving and our desire to be better, healthier. A salsa gazpacho! Gazpacho: (noun) A Spanish-style soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices, served cold. I love that this soup isn’t brown too. How did I avoid that? I made sure to keep the colors …

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Foodgasmic Potato Crimini Soup

I think more than any other recipe I’ve posted I would LOVE to hear feedback on this one the most. So, if you make it…please come back and share. I mean so many meals are good but this one had me jumping up and down in the kitchen. This soup could also double as a …

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