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creamy vegan pumpkin pasta “alfredo”

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 21, 2018  |  0 Comments
In need of some carbs … good carbs? You’ve found the right recipe! It’s no fettuccine Alfredo; it’s better! I was loosely inspired by the extra-rich pasta dish to make this Fall twist on it that’s more healthful and more flavorful! Rather than butter and parmesan cheese, I went with extra-virgin olive oil and creamy treenut cheese. You’ll get bonus velvetiness and a boost of color from a mixture of pumpkin puree and vegetable broth. You’ll also love the garlicky accent, crunchy pine nuts, and aromatic fresh basil leaves in this inspired “Alfredo” dish. Pick your favorite pasta shape. Altogether, it’s really, really comforting! You absolutely won’t have leftovers if you’re serving this for four! But since you’ll only use...
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roasted butternut squash skewers

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 12, 2015  |  3 Comments
You simply can’t go wrong by serving roasted butternut squash as a seasonal side dish. But adding extra herbs and spice and serving it as a fun hors d’oeuvres on skewers is way more intriguing. So voila, here’s the recipe! These seasonal vegetable kebabs are crazy good! And when you’re able to give each and every butternut squash cube the individual attention it deserves, you’ll be more satisfied. This recipe can be easily doubled for a party buffet. The skewers are perfect to help you ‘Sideline Meat’ on Meatless Monday nights. Pair them with almond nog for a holiday celebration! Calories saved: 107 Why it’s better for you? The just-right portion size is a fun way to boost party-time veggie...
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creamy roasted squash soup

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 26, 2013  |  0 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 6 servings: 1 1/3 cups each Butternut squash is one of my favorite veggies to enjoy during the holidays, especially when roasted. How about you? And when roasted and pureed into a soup, it’s divinely comforting. I’ll be enjoying this creamy vegetarian-friendly soup often. I hope to hear you slurping up its sweet and savory goodness often, too. Happy holidays! Calories saved: 90
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baby bella bacon bits

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 19, 2013  |  3 Comments
Makes 6 servings In my recent blog post for The Mushroom Channel, I developed a recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Baby Bella Bacon Bits. Please check it out here. It’ll be a delicious addition to your holiday table. I also wanted to be sure that you had the bacon bits recipe as is, too. So I adopted it as a my newest tasteover. The bacon bits are truly better than bacon as they’re actually crimini mushroom slices, slow-roasted until crisped, and spiced just right. You’ll be able to find many other uses for these tasty tempters, including providing a crunchy topping for salads, creating intrigue in sandwiches, or adding interest on top of other veggie dishes. Or perhaps you’ll...
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natural red velvet cheesecake

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 23, 2013  |  2 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 8 servings: 1 slice each I actually wanted to title this pink velvet cheesecake, but I thought the guys might be scared off! So I stuck to a name that this cheesecake is truly inspired by … red velvet cake. I love the concept of the cake, but I never eat it since it’s usually made with totally fake red food coloring. Artificial food coloring doesn’t belong in our food—let alone our bodies! So I used beets for a real color. Hence, the rich natural fuchsia tone rather than a neon red color in this luxurious recipe. It’s a creamy cheesecake, not a cake. That makes this almost like indulging in the best...
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