Menu

fall

pomegranate-smashed butternut squash

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 25, 2018  |  0 Comments
If you haven’t tried it yet, pomegranate juice makes a clever culinary liquid, not just a beverage. In late fall and all winter long, I love using a combination of pomegranate juice and arils in cooking to add rich color, antioxidants, and naturally-derived sweetness with a hint of tartness. The juice is delightful when paired with butternut squash, like I do in this recipe. Serve this up just like you might mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes for a scrumptious change of taste—-and to punch up gorgeousness on your plate. It makes an ideal Meatless Monday or holiday dinner side, too!
Read More

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...
Read More

candied pumpkin spice pecans

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 21, 2018  |  0 Comments
I’m nuts about nuts! I actually have over a dozen jars filled with various nuts on my kitchen island so that I can grab a handful anytime for any reason. During the fall, I find myself reaching for super nutritious pecans most often since they’re super versatile and pair so well with seasonal foods, like butternut squash, pumpkin, apples, and pears. I love them as the star of the show, too. That’s what this recipe is all about. The pecans are glazed with a just-right sweetness from coconut nectar. You can use pure maple syrup, if you prefer. The pumpkin pie spice provides that distinctive pumpkin pie-like flair, of course. And the pinch of sea salt punches up taste and...
Read More

vintage veggie abundance bowl

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 22, 2016  |  0 Comments
Like leftovers? I do! In fact, sometimes I enjoy leftover vegetable dishes more than when originally made. Part of that may be because I consider leftovers as “vintage” cuisine! The other is because I may spend less time actively cooking. Since this month’s Recipe Redux theme is “Plant Protein Power Bowls,” it’s a perfect time to share with you one of my bowls using “vintage” veggies. I made this one with extra Seasonal Butternut Squash Hash Browns. I stir hemp seeds into the brown rice to significantly pump up the plant-based protein. And I finish it with a little touch of goat cheese for a touch of creamy decadence. (Hint: You can swap that for cashew cheese if you prefer to...
Read More

seasonal butternut squash hash browns

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 21, 2016  |  1 Comment
I don’t know about you … but when butternut squash is in season, I love finding ways to include in meals … at least a few times a week! So here’s my latest recipe using this crave-worthy veggie. It’s a colorful and scrumptious twist on hash browns. Make it for breakfast and pair it with eggs. Think beyond breakfast, too. Serve it as an any day (or Meatless Monday!) side. If you have leftovers, they reheat just fine. Toss with pasta and goat cheese for an intriguing entrée. Or stuff them into tortillas along with refried vegetarian beans and avocado for a seasonal burrito. Enjoy! Why it’s better for you? Lots of nutrient variety and fiber!
Read More