Posts tagged ‘thanksgiving’

December 2nd, 2013

Smoked Paprika & Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds {toasted w/ coconut oil}

by Chrissy

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I’m about to head out on a much needed vacation with no agenda besides rainforest adventures, surfing, monkey-ing around (literally, I plan on sneaking a pet monkey back to San Diego), beach-bumming and relaxing. I couldn’t be more excited!!

Soon, I’ll be reunited with my amazing little sister, Sarah, who has been studying abroad there since August. Plus, my main man is coming along for all the fun…and the surf, mainly the surf, if we were being honest.

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November 25th, 2013

Slow-Roasted Tomato & Avocado Crostini {holiday appetizer}

by Chrissy

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Only 2 more sleeps until Thanksgiving! The day filled with loved ones, thankfulness, good food and full bellies is almost here, and we are ecstatic!

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While most of your Thanksgiving feast menus are set (hopefully…), there is always room for another tasty appetizer to fend off the hungry crowd until the roasted Bird is served.

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Of course if you aren’t the one hosting the feast, it’s always a good idea to bring a little something to share and an appetizer … Read more...

November 24th, 2013

Honey & Champagne Cranberry Sauce

by Lauren

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Here it is, that Thanksgiving recipe I promised. It involves champagne. You know you’ll have a bottle of that open on Thanksgiving morning. If you can spare a cup, swap it for the water in your classic cranberry sauce and try this out.

I think a handful of chopped walnuts would also be fantastic in this.

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In the process of shredding brussels sprouts for what would have been a fantastic Orange & Almond Crispy Brussels Sprouts side dish option for … Read more...

November 21st, 2013

Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce with Farro {+ Homemade Pumpkin Puree}

by Chrissy

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If you have never made homemade pumpkin purée and maybe just figured it came out of a can, don’t worry, I used to think that too.

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But now that I’ve crossed over to the other side, I can assure that you are missing out on the good stuff.

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Try it this season. Try it now. With Pumpkin Pie’s biggest day coming up, you will be doing yourself, your family, friends, and the glorious pumpkin a great service, if you make … Read more...

November 4th, 2013

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins {with Cinnamon-Sugar Topping}

by Chrissy

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These little chocolaty pumpkin mini-muffin morsels are the perfect treat to feast on during the Fall season.

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They are healthy little bites, rolled in a thin blanket of sugar and cinnamon. If you’d like to make them less sweet and more breakfast-like, you can surely eat them without the butter/sugar topping…

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But, I believe in balance, and a little sweet topping won’t kill ya. Unless you eat the whole batch, which is possible once you get a taste :).

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