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Side Dishes

Brussels Sprout Salad with Parmesan and Walnuts

Eating brussels sproutS can be a little intense. Here's a much lighter way to eat this powerful cruciferous veggie. Cheese and walnuts complement this classic fall side dish, adding cream and crunch! …

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Black Bean ‘Meatballs’

Talk about flavor! This combo of fresh veggie-based "pasta" & lightly fried bean balls is truly a winner! The second I bit into this dish I was in love and it's now a go-to staple of mine for quic…

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What is the Healthiest Squash?

Who doesn't love squash? Whether roasted or mashed, grilled or steamed, squash is delicious. I haven't met a squash I don't love. While there are many varieties, some of the most popular include: acor…

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7 Sensational Miso Recipes

These seven simple soups, sauces and sides are a great way to start integrating miso and all its health benefits into your daily meals. These recipes use miso to create tangy salad dressings, warming …

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Stuffed Acorn Squash with Barley, Apples and Walnuts

Autumn fruits and nuts and woodsy sage combine with quick-cooking barley for a hearty, healthy filling for winter squash. YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 2 acorn squash, about 1 pound each 1/2 …

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The Best Butter Beans With Couscous

Sometimes simple is best. The butter beans are tender and creamy and the couscous is fluffy and delicate, served side by side. Itís simple but oh, so good! Butter Beans: 2 1/2 cups small butter be…

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Winter Squash & Pear Soup with Sage

We got a beautiful Autumn Crown squash from our CSA recently. It looked like something out of an old Dutch masters still life and was almost too pretty to eat. I'd never tried this variety of winter s…

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Roasted Parsnips

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 4 or 5 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into large sticks (about 2 1/2 cups) 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 3/4 teaspoon coars…

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Red Kuri Squash with Indian Spices

We received a big, beautiful red kuri squash in our CSA share last week. Kuris have sweet meat and a mild, slightly nutty flavor. You might know them by one of their other names like orange hokkaido, …

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Hoppin’ John Soup & Cornbread Cuties

Hoppin' John Soup A classic Southern dish made vegetarian-style, this soup is very tasty and satisfying. It is a wonderful hearty meal itself with black-eyed peas, rice and okra. You can leave o…

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