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Apple Pecan Crisp

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When the air is cool and crisp, it puts me in the mood for a comforting, fall dessert. And what ingredient is better in a fall dessert than apples?! This recipe pairs tart granny smiths with crunchy pecans, hearty oats and a hint of sweetness. Apple Pecan Crisp will surely satisfy even the heartiest of appetites!

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Sweet Potato Nachos + GIVEAWAY!

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I am totally obsessed with sweet potatoes and have been eating them like crazy these days. They are sweet {hence the name}, so I feel like I am getting a treat, when in all actuality, they are a super-nutritious veggie! It’s football season, which also happens to be sweet potato season, so I decided to make these gems the base of a favorite

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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

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It is holiday time, and one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes is cranberry sauce – The kind made from whole cranberries! It pairs perfectly with a fresh-out-of-the-oven turkey and only takes a few minutes of preparation {score}! This recipe calls for fresh cranberries, but plain, frozen cranberries will also work {and both get a perfect NuVal® score of 100}.

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Ham and Egg Crepes

Ham and Egg Crepes #festfoods

Crepes are all the rage these days, ranging from sweet to savory. At the farmer’s market a few weeks ago, a local restaurant was serving up savory crepes with poblano peppers and shredded pork and sweet crepes with Nutella and bananas {YUM}! Since then, I have been craving crepes – They are so versatile that you can put just about anything in

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Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash

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On a chilly fall day, I am most definitely in the mood for a bowl of hearty casserole, especially when it involves fall vegetables! Squash is one of my favorite ingredients to use this time of year, and I couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy than paired with Moroccan spices and beef for my take on Tagine!

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Pumpkin & Bean Curry

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Pumpkin & Bean Curry #festfoods

Fall brings cool weather, bright colored leaves, Sunday football games and, most importantly, SOUPS and STEWS {I suppose that is debatable for some of you, but I am a foodie, so food trumps all – even football J}! I am a sucker for the heartiness of a homemade stew, especially when it is as simple as this Pumpkin & Bean Curry.

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Chai Pistachio Muffins

Chai Pistachio Muffins #festfoods

There’s nothing better than diving in to a wholesome muffin; especially when I am in a rush to get out the door or to put in my lunch box for a quick mid-day snack! And these Chai Pistachio muffins are perfect, because they have the spiciness from the chai tea plus the salty crunch of the pistachios on top; and if that isn’t

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Game Day “Walking Tacos”

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Who doesn’t love good Mexican food? I know I do, and the fun thing about this recipe is tossing together all of my favorite Mexican ingredients with crushed up chips to make walking tacos! It reminds me of both nachos and tacos, so I feel like I’m getting the best of both worlds. And what’s even better is that I typically have all of these ingredients

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Plantain Chips with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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I’m just going to go ahead and throw it out there that I am a total sucker for chips. I have a “salty tooth” (if that is such a thing) AND a sweet tooth, so when I heard about plantain chips, I just had to give them a try. They have the crunch and saltiness of a chip, but have an amazing sweetness (they are a

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Almond-Cinnamon Rolls with Date Filling

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I loved waking up to the smell of my mom’s cinnamon rolls as a kid. Since I am feeling nostalgic, I decided to recreate my childhood treat, only this time I am using almond flour! I absolutely love the nutty taste and crispy texture these rolls get when baked! And if that isn’t enough, I am using chewy dates and cinnamon as a filling, and topping

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