Posts Tagged ‘fall’

Chili Roasted Squash Seeds

This recipe is a follow-up to my recently posted Acorn Squash Bowl recipe. In that recipe  acorn squash is the star, but I simply couldn’t just pitch all those seeds that are scraped out of the squash after slicing it in half. So this recipe will show you exactly what to do with those seeds! This recipe

Acorn Squash Bowl with Tahini Maple Dressing

This month when I saw the Recipe Redux theme I got excited. Really excited. The theme for October 2016 is Plant Power Bowls. I’d rank myself as a pro at grain bowls, but who’s judging right?  I see 3 big benefits to making grain bowls a staple in your menu repertoire: Versatility – switch up

Fall 2016 Favorites + Giveaway!

Am I the only one sad to see summer go? Living in the midwest, fall means one thing to me – one step closer to winter. I am not a cold weather fan so winter happens to be my least favorite season. I do enjoy spring, summer, and fall, but just can’t help to imagine

Mushrooms and Vitamin D

Did you know that mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D (a.k.a. the sunshine vitamin)? They are one of very few plant-based sources of this vitamin. Exposing skin to sunlight is a major source of vitamin D for our bodies. However, as we move into cooler months, which includes shorter days, we might not be getting

Autumn Fruit: Apples

Apples have many natural chemical compounds in them called polyphenols. Through a variety of mechanisms, mainly inhibiting some enzymes, polyphenols in apples prevent our blood sugar from spiking. When our blood sugar is regulated in this way, it prevents strong food cravings and fatigue. Since apples are in season right now, you might look up


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