{Nourish} Curried Quinoa with Butternut Squash and Pepitas

curried quinoa butternut suqashFall demands bold flavor profiles and curries are a natural fit. Both Indian and Thai curries pair perfectly with in-season produce like winter squash, cauliflower and eggplant. This curried quinoa dish is a great example. I am a huge fan of cooking my grains with a variety of spices that are soaked up with the cooking liquid. Yum. This recipe is a hearty side-dish that is elegant enough for your holiday table (I know, we are not quite there but it’s worth the mention). Packed with plenty of plant based protein from the quinoa and seeds (and optional beans)–it’s a stand alone meal as well. The earthy, warming curry paired with the sweetness of the butternut squash makes this a truly comforting and satisfying dish–no matter it use. Oh, and by the way…it would be the perfect side dish to the Maple Roasted Chicken with Figs and Grapes that I posted earlier this week!

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{Nourish} Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkins on Bale of HayIt’s that time of year again…pumpkin season. We have pumpkin coffee, pumpkin candles, pumpkin pies, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin everything! And if you search for pumpkin recipes online, the results are endless. Many of these recipes call for pumpkin puree, but before you go running out to the store to get your stock, let me share with you just how easy it is to make your own pumpkin puree! Continue reading “{Nourish} Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree”

{Nourish} 5 Good For You Fall Foods

5 Good for You Fall Foods

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons—falling leaves, chilly nights, cozy sweaters, apple picking and of course, Thanksgiving! But the true essence of fall is really in its beautiful fresh produce that is packed with tons of flavor and nutrition. Fall actually brings with it some of the most powerful super foods that we should be consuming in our diets.   Continue reading “{Nourish} 5 Good For You Fall Foods”