Butternut Cassserole

030I always remembered the marshmallow covered dish at Thanksgivings, but never ever did I go for the sweet potato casserole. I am just not a sweet potato girl. I’ve tried to be friends, I’ve given them every chance, but sometimes you can’t please them all. So I have updated the sweet potato with something I actually enjoy: butternut squash. Here is what I have created. I will say I find marshmallow to be a pain in the ass, and so I have nixed because I have never enjoyed marshmallow. Sorry marshmallow I am replacing you with just pecans. Get over it.

Butternut Casserole

Pumpkin Pasta

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I stopped dead in my tracks at our local grocer Baesler’s the other day because of this awesome looking pumpkin pasta sauce. Okay initially I saw the gluten-free, then I saw the All Natural and then I read the ingredients. Hmm…not bad, not bad at all. Let’s give it a go. I knew I didn’t want to pair it with red meat, so I opted for a chicken variation. Oh my, this pasta freaking rocked. So blissfully good, it had that savory sweet flavor profile I crave. But also it felt homey. and boy was it filling. If you can find this or if you’d like to make your own I’d say try some pumpkin pasta.

Pumpkin Pasta

Reverse Reese Cookies

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Last week I posted a Reese inspired gluten-free cookie (click the link to check it out and to blow your mind). I also decided to reverse rolls and create a reserve cookie. This is the by-product. A yummy, chocolate gooey centered, almond butter cookie. I think these were probably better than the chocolate one, although if chocolate is a sore spot for you, the reese is probably the way to go. Try them both, mix and match.

Reverse Reese Cookie

Red, White, & Blue Pie Stunner

001Sorry I am finally posting the beautiful pie I made for our family 4th. It was so stunning my uncle Eric requested his wife take pictures to make it for his birthday. And he hadn’t even tasted it yet! As I mentioned the other day, this side of my family has a couple Celiac’s and some gluten-intolerances. Therefore they love when I walk through the door with some kind of gluten-free yumminess. My aunt Marti couldn’t stop munching on the crust, she said it was like granola. The good news is the crust was a breeze to make.

Red, White, & Blue Pie Stunner

Crust

Creamy Pate With Wheat Belly Bread

007 (2)I was so excited with the end result of this pate, it was my first time ever making it. Besides the fact that offal is usually a little more cost efficient, it is nutrient dense as well. I started out as a research queen writing health blogs for my dad. The Weston A. Price Foundation was one of my favorite sites and sources of information. They rave about the benefits of liver and high vitamin butter. So if I can, I try to put in liver at least once a week if not more. I was so pumped to leave the market yesterday morning with a bag of local pasture-raised livers and hearts. To add to my excitement, Dr. Sharifi brought me some bread she’d made from the Wheat Belly cookbook (I would make a few tweaks to this). I haven’t thoroughly discussed it, but I think it’s kind of obvious that I eat Gluten-Free. Besides all the research I’ve read on it, I also have a family history of Celiac’s Disease, so cutting it out seemed like a no-brainer for me personally. If you want to learn more about it, Wheat Belly is a great source of information. Watch this clip of Dr. Davis to get a little hint. This pate turned out so creamy and delicious! I’m going to try it on Continue reading “Creamy Pate With Wheat Belly Bread”