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Smoky, Crispy Coconut Bacon

I may be in the minority here, but I'll be glad when the fixation on bacon-wrapped EVERYTHING begins to wane [woven bacon taco shells that use 1.5 lbs of bacon for two shells... bacon-wrapped sushi... bacon-wrapped mac 'n cheese... bacon-wrapped pickles... you get the picture]. I'm not holding my breath though. Instead, I've created some alternatives that I love... I'm betting you will too! When I'm looking for a delicious bacon replacement my top three choices are: • large flake coconut • marinated eggplant • smoked tempeh All three have different levels of "bacon-ness". For any dish where crispy, crumbled bacon is preferred, this Smoky, Crispy Coconut Bacon is PERFECT! This version is adap

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Pears and Shallots with Lemon Basil Dressing

Oh, hey there! I've got another perfect holiday side dish for you -Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears, Shallots and a creamy Lemon Basil Dressing. The pears and shallots lend the perfect amount of sweetness and the creamy Lemon Basil Dressing adds a zing of freshness. For those who love bacon with your Brussels sprouts, I've made a batch of Smoky Crispy Coconut Bacon for a slightly sweet and salty crunch that'll keep you coming back for seconds! First, let's sip our coffee and just admire this plant for a sec. Have you ever seen Brussels sprouts growing in the field or garden? They're even more alien-looking than this stalk I have soaking in a pitcher of water. Those stubby stems sticking

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Rice, Pears & Cranberry Sauce

If your last experience with acorn squash included lots of butter and brown sugar (the only way my mother ever prepared them), I encourage you to take a walk on the savory side with these Stuffed Acorn Squash with Rice, Pears and Cranberry Sauce! These make a lovely side or can be a complete meal - with lots of mix 'n match options. I remember the first time my parents grew acorn squash. I was 9 or 10 years old. We grew a dozen or so fruit trees but didn't have a lot of garden space for veggies. Tomatoes and beans always took priority over plants that vined and sprawled endlessly. Acorn squash are available in bush and semi-bush varieties - and we had just the spot for them! Two 3' square pl

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Balls with Dark Chocolate

Hey there! How's your day goin'? Ready for a little coffee break? Good deal, me too! and I've got the perfect little somethin'-somethin' for ya! No Bake Pumpkin Spice Balls with... get this... finely chopped DARK CHOCOLATE! The good stuff. Just half a bar, you don't have to use it all. You know the one I'm talkin' about... the emergency stash in the secret hiding place. Not any left in that hiding spot? Check the other one... I'll wait. Found it. Okay, cool! We're ready to go. I think you're gonna LOVE these! Here's why: · they’re not too sweet · they’re super satisfying · they’re made with less than 10 ingredients · they’re easy to make in one bowl · they’re gluten-free & loaded with both s

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Hi there, I'm Catherine! 

I'm so happy you stopped by my little corner of the internet. So, are you hungry? Me too! What to eat, is the question. As an organic produce grower, classically trained personal chef who eats mostly plants, and a dietetics student, I'm always thinking about food.... how it looks, smells, tastes, makes us feel and affects our environment. I regularly geek out on the science behind what makes plants scrumptious and why we should eat more of them. I love to share my experiments with YOU! So grab an apron, sharpen your knife and let's go!

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