Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

 

Hey look! A recipe that isn’t a baked good or dessert! This is a big deal!

Of course, dessert isn’t the only thing I eat. However, most of my meals are so basic they aren’t worth sharing a recipe for. But, this Ginger Butternut Squash Soup is an exception. Creamy, popping with spicy ginger, and using one of the world’s best squashes as a base, this soup is definitely worth making.

Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

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Layered Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Here I am, finally joining in on the PUMPKIN ALL THE THINGS craze. Not that I haven’t made pumpkin the base of my food pyramid already—glance around my Facebook page or Instagram and you’ll see that pumpkin has become a huge part of my life. I might even say we’re going steady.

I’ve been having Bulletproof(R) Pumpkin Spice Lattes every. single. day. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s actually the most fun and delicious part of my day. It’s a shame I have to rush through it 64% of my mornings to get to work on time. To make sure I have somewhat adequate time for my morning coffee ritual, it’s nice to have breakfasts pre-prepared.

That’s where chia puddings come in.

Layered Pumpkin Chia Pudding

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Macadamia Basil Pesto

Macadamia Basil Pesto

 

Confession:  I had never really had pesto before making this Macadamia Basil Pesto. But, I think I get away with it because it’s absolutely delicious and I put it on everything now. Macadamias are one of my favorite nuts, so it only made sense to use them to make a pesto (since I’m too cheap to buy pine nuts at the moment).

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Chocolate Cherry Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bars with Cherry Ganache

Every once in a while you just get this insatiable craving for chocolate that only something like a brownie can satisfy, and then you realize you have cherries in the fridge that need to be used soon – and who the hell doesn’t like chocolate covered cherries? – so you just have to make chocolate cherry brownies to be happy.

At least, I hope there are more people who suffer from this once-every-few-months problem.  It probably speaks volumes about the fact that I need to do a Whole30 or 21DSD.  Oh well.  I made double chocolate cherry fudge bars with a cherry ganache, and they are amazeballs.  That’s the only possible way to describe these brownie/bars.  Oh wait.  “Bomb” is another satisfactory, hip descriptor.  Or we can get old school and call these “decadent”.  “Mind blowing”.  “Bliss”.  I don’t know.  Pick one of those and be happy.

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