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Love At First Bite: Valentine’s Day Sweets

9 Feb

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Maple Sage Harvest Bounty Roast with Quinoa Flake-Crusted Tofu

25 Oct

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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Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins to Warm Your Heart (V, GF)

24 Oct

I woke up to a cool, rainy morning here in the North East.  The beautiful fall foliage is mostly on the ground, so it looks more like a dreary November morning.  Normally it’s perfect sleeping weather, but It also happened to be one of the few mornings Joey & I have together.  I wanted to make a quick, easy breakfast that warms you from the inside out on this chilly morning.  Nothing else wakes up a house like the smell of a delicious breakfast! The farms here in the Hudson Valley have a bountiful pumpkin crop this year & if you know me, I love my pumpkin!  I cook with the seasons, so naturally I had to incorporate pumpkin with these protein muffins.  I topped these muffins with my Toasted Pecan Glaze (recipe below).

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