Spiralized Sweet Potatoes and Apples in Browned Butter

spiralized sweet potatoes and apples in brown butter

  I know. I just published a recipe a few days ago featuring something spiralized. But it's such a kick pushing things through the spiralizer. If you don't have one yet, I recommend picking one up next time you're at Sur La Table or online on Amazon. Besides being fun: It's a super-fast way to cook vegetables that typically take a much longer time to cook. Eating vegetables 'al dente' leaves some bite in them, and seems to me to sharpen their flavor. You may end up eating more ...

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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes Casserole with Apples

Thanksgiving side, Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples with gorgonzola

Food Network | #FallFest: scalloped sweet potato casserole with apples, gorgonzola and spiced butter, topped with an oat-pepita crumble. Images of smiling, multi-generation families crowded around tables heavy with roast turkeys and casseroles are everywhere this time of year. The message seems to be - the more people you gather together at your home at Thanksgiving, the better. But the problem is, it creates expectations that can't always be met. As a result, many feel that if their ...

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Curried Apple Chips: #SundaySupper

Dried apple rings dusted with curry powder.

Dried apple rings dusted with curry powder. Perfect healthy snack for autumn! I'm on the hunt for sugarless snacks that are healthy. They need to be something I realistically want to eat more than once, and they need to be super-super-easy. I'm so busy these days with various projects, long drawn-out kitchen projects aren't possible. And I'm about to get even busier, it that's even possible. We're adopting a puppy, and next week we bring her home. I'm anticipating a rough first few ...

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Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins.

#SundaySupper post! Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins ... plus tips for making fruit bars. I've tried to make fruit bars a few times, but have never been terribly excited about the results. Well, except that first time, when I made fig bars all dressed up as a fig crostata. I was fresh from Italy and full of crostata ideas from all the pasticcerie I had visited, and they were fantastic. Little did I know that my bar making skills had just peaked. I followed up with some ...

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Celery Root Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps with celery root

Lettuce wraps of a celery root salad with beluga lentils - a healthy appetizer for your next party! Get ready to Stuff, Roll, and Wrap this week! We've got a great lineup of dishes this week - something for every occasion ranging from your next party to casual school night dinners. This Sunday Supper event also coincides with this month’s Weekday Supper and Sunday Supper Movement magazine monthly theme of “That’s a Wrap!” And a huge thank you to Amy at the Kimchi Mom blog for hosting us ...

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Spiced Quinoa and Apple Crumble

qunioa apple crumble, healthy dessert

Secret Recipe Club: Crumble topped tarts with quinoa flour-coconut oil crusts filled with apples and dates. I know. Two crumbles in a row. But it's crumble season, and anyway, the last one was a savory version. And this one from JJ at the wonderful 84th & 3rd blog was insistently calling my name. Yes, it's Secret Recipe Club time again and I have another wonderful blog to share with you! JJ is a Sydney-based recipe ...

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Farmhouse Butternut – Apple Crumble: #SundaySupper

Butternut and Apple Crumble slider

Comfort food crumble made with butternut squash, apples and ginger. This week's theme is "Squashin' Winter" for SundaySupper. It's still sunny and in the 60's and 70's here in Northern California, but luckily the weather isn't the only thing that drives seasons. Food does too. I crave fall and winter food in November even if we're grilling out back and eating on the deck. And at the top of the list is ...

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Fennel, Celery Root and Apple Salad

healthy raw shaved salad fennel, celery root, apples, buttermilk yogurt dressing

Healthy, easy raw salad of shaved fennel, celery root, and apples, tossed in a buttermilk-yogurt dressing with a hint of mustard. In late November I signed up for a give-away on EA Stewart’s The Spicy RD blog. I haven’t participated in many of these give-aways, and haven’t hosted any at all, but EA was giving away a pedometer. Now I have wanted a pedometer for a few years now. I’ve torn out reviews of pedometers I’ve ...

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Celery Root – Apple Soup + Gorgonzola

healthy low-carb soup with celery root, celery, apples, and leek confit, gorgonzola crumble

Comforting soup made from celery root, applesauce, and leek confit, topped with gorgonzola crumbles. It's arguably one of the least attractive vegetables on the shelf; an overweight wallflower with dirt under her fingernails, tucked between popular colorful produce. No graceful long legs of celery stalks to make her stand out, although she's in the celery family; nor colorful flowing mane of leaves like that donned by the ...

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Butternut-Caramelized Onion Empanadas

Butternut Squash Caramelized Onion Empanadas slider

Buttery empanadas filled with caramelized onions, butternut squash, apples and raisins.   I had my first empanadas when we were traveling through Ecuador a few years ago. Myles and I were enjoying a few days in the charming, mountain town of Cuenca, in the southern Sierra's after a glorious trip to the Galápagos. If you haven't been there, Cuenca is on the famed Inca Trail, and was a significant center of civilization long before the ...

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Endive and Apple Soup

endive and apple soup

A nourishing soup of endive with surprise accents of apple and blue cheese.   One of the best things about eating out is being inspired by some dish I've tried. I find myself in bed that night starting to create my own riff, ideas ricocheting like popcorn inside my head as I toy with flavor combinations and preparation methods; all the ...

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Brown Butter Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

apple pie with tutorial on making pie crust

Apples sautéed in browned butter and raisins, and tucked into a cheddar cheese crust. Last year I took a very fun week-long cooking class outside Albuquerque to learn more about authentic New Mexican and Mexican cooking. Like many classes like this, it kicked off with a group dinner so we could all meet each other. One of the other attendees ordered dessert for her appetizer and then had her ...

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