Posts tagged ‘autumn’

November 12th, 2013

Autumn Kale & Butternut Squash Salad {with Yogurt-Mint Dressing}

by Lauren

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Green leafy salads in fall are kind of like soups in summer. You really don’t associate the two, despite the fact that it’s perfectly acceptable to eat seasonal variations on the dish (i.e. gazpacho). Well, after this salad, I officially associate salad and Fall.

Deep green, chopped kale and spicy arugula topped with roasted butternut squash and juicy pomegranate seeds makes for a darn delicious meal.

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Chris and I went the the nursery a few weeks ago and picked out … Read more...

November 20th, 2012

Spiced Sweet Potato, Apple and Kale Quinoa

by Chrissy

Quinoa never really had a place at the Thanksgiving table, but now I believe it does.

This dish includes a healthful repertoire of fan favorite ingredients, combined with spices to elicit a hearty Autumn scent.

If traditional stuffing isn’t your favorite (gasp!), then this dish can definitely be considered as an alternate. These flavors pair very well with poultry. And if you are wondering whether gravy can be poured over top, it has been done; which means that it has … Read more...

October 16th, 2012

Pumpkin, Sausage, & Sage Lasagna

by Lauren

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I normally wouldn’t attempt to make lasagna. Although I adore it, it’s a tad time consuming. Layer after layer…after layer.

But I’ve decided that those layers and layers of cheesy, saucy goodness are soooo worth the time spent.

Especially when pumpkin is in the mix!

By the way, have you ever had rainbow chard?! It’s totally the new kale and definitely my new favorite green. The gorgeously colored stems may or may not have swayed me to this decision.

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October 14th, 2012

Autumn Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

by Lauren

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No need to weigh yourself down with all comfort foods just because there is a chilly breeze in Fall. Chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese, beef stew, apple pie…obviously they are all necessary components of this wonderful season.

I needed something light for lunch. It was 80 degrees, but all the autumn food items are in grocery stores. Southern California is a conflicted place these days.

Post-yoga this afternoon, I decided that salad in autumn is totally doable. Bold cheeses, … Read more...

November 9th, 2011

Sweet Potato Hash ‘n Eggs

by Chrissy

 

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After eating all of that awesome food from the Foodbuzz Festival, we craved something a little more on the healthful side. I guess you could say that we overindulged on everything in the [cook]book: from desserts to dinner, from cocktails to appetizers and everything in between I think we ate our weight in food covered it all. At least the majority of the tastings were small-portioned, however 60+ small portions equals just about 10 large … Read more...