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Maple Sage Harvest Bounty Roast with Quinoa Flake-Crusted Tofu

If there’s one thing I take advantage of, it’s the farmer’s markets here in the Hudson Valley.  After a trip to the farm stand with my dad, I had come home with what seemed like the fall harvest (and couldn’t have been more happy)!  I’m sure we all have those evenings standing in the kitchen when we ask ourselves, “What to do for dinner?!”  I did not have a meal in mind as I reached for produce in the fridge and I still didn’t have one when I put my kabocha squash in the oven to roast.  The one thing I did know was that I had delicious & nutritious ingredients. I must say, the final result of my dinner was so delicious I wanted to share it with all of you.  The kabocha squash has lower calories and carbs than butternut squash, plus  it’s packed with with beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, fiber, and some B vitamins.   The purple haze carrots are packed full of beta-carotene of orange carrots and the antioxidants from their purple counterparts. All that nutrition and I haven’t even mentioned the quinoa, tofu, and zucchini squash!!

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Take Out Chinese at Home (V, GF,)

I could eat Chinese food every week, and most weeks I would when I was able to eat out at restaurants.  Now, thanks to my intolerances, I’m unable to go out to grab a bite.  I will not let that stop me from eating my favorite foods!  This meal is so simple to make and will more than satisfy your deepest Chinese food cravings!

I made this dinner at my parents’ house last night.  I took a trip with my dad to Migliorelli Farm stand which just so happens to be right down the road (so convenient!) and was in awe of their beautiful harvest (thank you for the harvest bounty, Dad!).  I made this meal with all local farm-fresh vegetables: string beans, corn, scallions, and beautiful purple haze carrots.  My Mom was a fantabulous help in the kitchen, I can only take credit for making the fried rice!! Thank you Mom & Dad! Continue reading

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