Category Archives: side dishes

Roasted Delicata Squash Stuffed with Kale and Maple Cinnamon Roasted Mushrooms {paleo + vegan option}

Loves! Hello! This is the one last little recipe I want to get out to you before the day of gratitude and feasting begins, and it is a GOOD one. This is a recipe for all my side dish lovers out there. The one’s who are into the vibrant colors of the season, and all the delicious flavors that exist on the other side of a hot oven. I see you and I’m here for you today with this recipe for roasted delicata squash stuffed with kale and maple cinnamon roasted mushrooms!

YESSSS.

Roasted delicata squash stuffed with kale and maple cinnamon roasted mushrooms is literally bursting with brilliant seasonal flavor and color!
 
I know we’re a bit last minute with the whole turkey day menu conversation (ahem), but I’m betting there’s a least a few of you out there reading this still searching for that most delicious side dish to bring to the table.

Or maybe you’re reading this after the whole turkey day thing, and just looking for a crazy delicious stuffed squash recipe.

Either way, you’re in luck. Because this one, piled high with tender sautéed kale, maple cinnamon roasted mushrooms (YES!!), bacon (if that’s your thing), and topped with bright and sweet pomegranate seeds and toasty walnuts in all it’s colorful brilliance, is begging you to choose it!

If you listen closely, you might even hear the words…

(pick me! pick me!)

Roasted delicata squash stuffed with kale and maple cinnamon roasted mushrooms is literally bursting with brilliant seasonal flavor and color!

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Grain Free Paleo Green Bean Casserole {paleo + vegan}

Being from the midwest, green bean casserole was always a very big part of our Thanksgiving spread. Right up there with my grandma’s famous layered raspberry jello whipped cream dessert 😉 Okay, so the times have changed and what fills our plates on Thanksgiving has changed with it, but there are some dishes that I refuse to say goodbye to. And so, healthier paleo-friendly and vegan versions are made! Top of that list? This grain free paleo green bean casserole. It’s insanely delicious, vegan friendly, and free of all the junky ingredients that are usually in this famous casserole.

Grain free paleo vegan friendly green bean casserole! Made with all the same comforting flavors that you love in the classic casserole, with ingredients that you can feel good about.
 
This was on last years menu as well, but I didn’t have the recipe fully developed, and so I hung onto it just waiting for this year’s festivities.

Green bean casserole can be a challenging casserole to make gluten free / paleo / vegan since most cream of mushroom soups (the standard base of green bean casserole) are thickened with cream and and flour. Not so paleo or vegan friendly…

But in the name of eating clean AND enjoying every minute of it I think it’s worth re-working this classic dish. Especially during this time of year when the struggle to eat for you health and enjoy shared meals is so real.

This green bean casserole is here to tell you that you can both indulge in your favorite dishes and stay on track with your health and well-being

 

Grain free paleo vegan friendly green bean casserole! Made with all the same comforting flavors that you love in the classic casserole, with ingredients that you can feel good about.

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Easy Dairy Free Cauliflower Mac and Cheese {vegan + paleo}

YOU. GUYS.

Easy dairy free cauliflower mac and cheese is in the HOUSE and it has got me all 😭 over here cuz I’m so excited to share it with you.

Because a good recipe for mac and cheese is never something you should keep to yourself.

I mean, you can MAKE mac and cheese and keep it for yourself – that’s pretty standard practice around our house. But the recipe, well that’s something that get’s better the more you spread around the cheesy-comfort-in-a-bowl LOVE.

Easy dairy free cauliflower mac and cheese is the healthiest and most delicious way to satisfy your comfort food cravings without any regrets!

I have to be honest with you, this is not reaaaaal mac and cheese. Like the kind with noodles and actual cheese. But I’m guessing you already figured that out cuz you guys are smart like that.

I just knew you would get understand where I’m going with this one 😉

This is a cauliflower dish dressed up like mac and cheese for those days when you just really neeeeeed some comfort food in your life, but wanna keep it healthy and guilt free.

And also spoiler alert – the sauce doesn’t taste exactly like cheese, really it’s more reminiscent of cheese. But I’m pretty sure it’s about as cheesy as you can get without being actual cheese. And it does satisfy exactly the same thing that real cheese does.

Is that weird? Maybe. Awesome? Absolutely.

Especially when draped over tenderly steamed cauliflower and loaded up into a bowl for all the comfort and zero regret.

Like literally none. Says the girl who has eaten three (small…ish) bowls of it in one sitting.

This is, essentially, a mac and cheese for everyone.

My dairy free / gluten free / keto / paleo / vegan / health minded peeps – I have definitely got you covered with this one.

😍😍😍

Easy dairy free cauliflower mac and cheese is the healthiest and most delicious way to satisfy your comfort food cravings without any regrets!
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