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How to Cook a Whole Spaghetti Squash [video]

Sorry, this took me longer than I expected. I had to find about 2 hours to cook the squash and record so I can show you the process.

This is my new technique. I used to do it in the microwave which is still a great alternative when you’re in a hurry, but the texture does comes out better in the oven.

Oh! and watch the end. I put in a cute clip of Little Bean. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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Cabbage, Sausage and Apple Beer Stew

The husband wasn’t home for dinner yesterday so I decided to have a little fun. Although, in hindsight, I think he would have liked this one.

My idea was a simple sausage and cabbage stew, kind of like this one but without the potatoes because I didn’t have any. Then I spied apples in my fruit basket and was inspired, pulling out some fun stuff for flavoring.

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Lemon Dill Salt – Plus 1 Way to Use It!

I keep getting Dill in my farm share and I must admit, I’m not the biggest fan. I just don’t know what to do with it on a day-to-day basis.

Don’t get me wrong, I like a good pickle, but I buy mine in a jar and I’m just not ready to hop on the canning bandwagon yet.

However, after my Basil Salt adventure I am into making my own seasonings! Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale, Turkey and Black Bean Taco Filling -Plus 5 Ways to Use It!

I love… love, love, LOVE, taco night. Always have, even as a kid. I have fond memories of mom browning ground chuck on the stove while we piled up the toppings in the middle of the table.

Back then we used taco sauce, cheese, lettuce and tomato, and Mom would drain the fat that cooked out the beef. I remember wanting her to buy those taco dinner night boxes that came with the seasoning and shells so badly, but she never would. Let’s say I get my home cooking desire from her. She was a stickler on not cooking out of a box and she’d season the beef herself. Read the rest of this post »»

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Cheesy Kale and Turkey stuffed Zucchini Boats

Last week at the farm stand I was shocked to find some nice sized zucchini. I thought they were gone for the season but with the warmer weather some plants are still producing.

I happened to have an extra 4 oz of ground turkey hanging around and I decided to use it, a small habanero pepper and some Laughing Cow as the basis for a simple stuffing for the zucchini.

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Warm Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Not sure if this is officially a “salad” but I don’t know what else to call it besides, maybe, “Fall in a Bowl?” But I’m reserving that title for my Overnight Steel Cut Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. So Warm Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad it is.

I was inspired today to make an Unprocessed Lunch using whatever I could find in my pantry for the #October Unprocessed Challenge. I think too many people see unprocessed food as a hassle and therefore choose more processed options out of desperation for a quick meal. Read the rest of this post »»

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Quick Kale Eggs [video]

I don’t know what came over me this morning. I was about to make breakfast and then thought, Hmmm I should record this. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a GreenLiteBites video.

And there you have it. The Quick Kale Egg video was born. As you know, “quick” for me and videos means about 10 minutes. I was going to edit it down more but watching Little Bean at the end flirt with taking a bite is pretty funny. He didn’t end up eating a lot but I got a few bites in. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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Overnight Steel Cut Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

There’s nothing like a change in seasons to inspire new, fun dishes.

Cindy recently left this comment on my Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries post,

I love steel cut oats and look forward to trying this recipe. Any chance of you revising your pumpkin recipe with steel cut instead of old fashioned? yum

A seed was planted. Read the rest of this post »»

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