Quinoa Stuffing with Butternut Squash and Cherries

Quinoa stuffing with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Cherries {vegan and gluten-free}

As I was making this quinoa stuffing, so many memories of past Thanksgivings were going through my head — our afternoon visit to the barn to take treats to our horses, I ran my first half marathon with one of my best friends on Thanksgiving day years ago, all the food, time together as a family, being thankful, decorating the Christmas tree listening to Christmas music, football, and the fireplace […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole {vegan and gluten-free}

Sweet Potato Casserole {gluten free and vegan}

  When Thanksgiving starts to creep closer, the first thing I crave is sweet potato casserole.  I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will do so the days following Thanksgiving until every last bite is gone.  It makes me wonder why I don’t make it more often. For years now, if I ate a sweet potato casserole at a friend or family members house that I loved, […]

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Butternut Squash Puree

Butternut Squash Puree via Green Plate Rule

One of my favorite fall foods is butternut squash.  There are so many delightful ways to use this naturally sweet and healthy squash.  If you can find winter squashes on sale, go ahead and stock up, because they will stay fresh in a cool, dry place for a few months.  Over the weekend, I picked up several butternut squash at the store.  I decided to bake two of them to […]

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Quinoa Greek Salad

Quinoa Greek Salad via Green Plate Rule

Oh, how I wish I had a picture of my face Sunday morning when I took off swimming at Lake Lanier for my first open water swim.  You would get a good laugh out of it, for sure!  I’m considering a triathlon but haven’t gone to swim laps since my one summer on swim team in middle school.  Swimming out to a buoy in murky, deep, dark water is apparently enough […]

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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes via Green Plate Rule

Last weeks Sunday Night Prep to Eat Clean All Week post has been a popular blog all week.  In that post I mentioned I don’t do much meal planning, so I’m trying to improve.  This week I made it my mission to plan a little more for the week, and find a way to make meals easy and quick using just a few ingredients.  Sweet potatoes made it easy for […]

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Pea Salad with Creamy Avocado Lemon Basil Dressing

Pea Salad with Creamy Avocado Lemon Basil Dressing

Summer is full of get togethers with friends, family, and neighbors, so it’s important to have a bunch of quick and healthy meals around for those last minute gatherings.  This salad has all my favorite summer flavors mixed together with peas.  The creamy avocado dressing screams summer with bright and refreshing flavors from the lemon and basil.  And the best part of this recipe, no cooking required!  Just defrost the […]

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Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan Basil Butter

Grilled Asparagus with Basil Butter

I love to use my grill especially when I don’t want to heat up my kitchen and this recipe is perfect for the days that the temperature is climbing!  Asparagus is often eaten just steamed or found in a flavorless can but it can and should be grilled to bring out the amazing bright green color and sweet flavor..  I did not grow up eating a lot of asparagus and […]

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