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Twice Baked Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Casserole {gluten free + paleo option}

This twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole is a savory twist on a classic autumn side dish. Made with smooth and luscious sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Nourishing, delicious, and full of flavor! 

This twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole is a savory twist on a classic autumn side dish. Made with smooth and luscious sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Nourishing, delicious, and full of flavor! 
 
Ohhh the classic sweet potato casserole. Many Thanksgiving tables would not feel complete without it.

But we’re gonna do it a little different this time and take the savory route. As everyone who has ever sat down to a traditional Thanksgiving table knows, typically the sweet potato side dish leans toward the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum. Ingredients like maple syrup, pecans, marshmallows (no offense but I just can’t with that last one), are the usual suspects.

This recipe swaps those sweet ingredients out for more savory, punchy ones like parmesan cheese and roasted garlic. And because you still have the natural sweetness of the sweet potato you end up with a dish that hits every single note on your palate. <– YES!

If you want you can call me a rule breaker, but I’m gonna be a rule breaker taking giant bites of this delicious twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole, so I ain’t made about it 😉

This twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole is a savory twist on a classic autumn side dish. Made with smooth and luscious sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Nourishing, delicious, and full of flavor! 

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The Best Vegan Black Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free}

The best vegan black bean soup is made with simple ingredients like canned black beans, veggies and some flavorful spices. Hearty and full of flavor and nutrition! Top it with your favorite garnishes like cilantro, red onion and lots of lime for a satisfying and easy soup! 

The best vegan black bean soup is made with simple ingredients like canned black beans, veggies and some flavorful spices. Hearty and full of flavor and nutrition! Top it with your favorite garnishes like cilantro, red onion and lots of lime for a satisfying and easy soup! 
 
Alllllrighty. Happy Friday, friends! The weekend has arrived once again. Let’s get down to business and talk black bean soup! The BEST vegan black bean soup to be specific.

I get it. Black bean soup is not exactly a revolutionary recipe. Nothing crazy or super out of the box here. But this one is very good. I wouldn’t call it the best if I didn’t mean it.

Of course that is just my opinion but we’ve been doing this long enough that I think you’ve got some level of trust in me 😉

I’ve been making this soup sort of on the fly for the last handful of years and it never gets old. Always quick, easy, healthy and filling! Basically everything you could ever want from a black bean soup.

And now, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news.

I would ask you which one you want first, but since we can’t really do that I’m just gonna go good news first.

Good news: you can make the best vegan black bean soup for your people after reading this post!

The bad news: These pictures kind of make me cringe. But I’m hoping you guys have a more forgiving opinion of my photography than I do. Or at least don’t judge the quality of my recipes by the quality of my photographs 😝

The best vegan black bean soup is made with simple ingredients like canned black beans, veggies and some flavorful spices. Hearty and full of flavor and nutrition! Top it with your favorite garnishes like cilantro, red onion and lots of lime for a satisfying and easy soup! 

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Cardamom Caramel and Pear Cookie Crumble Cups {paleo + vegan}

These cardamom caramel and pear cookie crumble cups are made with fragrant pears simmered in a cardamom and cinnamon spiced coconut sugar caramel. Served with your favorite dairy free vanilla ice cream and Simple Mills crunchy toasted pecan cookies. A crazy delicious seasonal dessert that is naturally sweetened, vegan and paleo friendly!

These cardamom caramel and pear cookie crumble cups are made with fragrant pears simmered in a cardamom and cinnamon spiced coconut sugar caramel. Served with your favorite dairy free vanilla ice cream and Simple Mills crunchy toasted pecan cookies. A crazy delicious seasonal dessert that is naturally sweetened, vegan and paleo friendly!
 
Ohhh my MY. These cardamom CARAMEL and pear cookie crumble cups (say that three times fast!) are like a giant dessert hug from all that is fall and I am SO excited to share this easy and incredibly splendid recipe with you.

THEY ARE BEYOND, YOU GUYS. I know I say that sort of thing a lot around here, but uhhhh my goodness.

They are perfectly fall in every aspect of their dessert-ness and I’m literally obsessed. Plus they are made with only one pan and ready in 30 minute so I just know you’re gonna love ’em.

And then we can be obsessed together and have dinner parties where we serve cardamom caramel and pear cookie crumble cups for dessert and everyone else is gonna fall in love with them toooo.

Sound like a plan? 😉

These cardamom caramel and pear cookie crumble cups are made with fragrant pears simmered in a cardamom and cinnamon spiced coconut sugar caramel. Served with your favorite dairy free vanilla ice cream and Simple Mills crunchy toasted pecan cookies. A crazy delicious seasonal dessert that is naturally sweetened, vegan and paleo friendly!


 
Let me paint a picture for you: sweet seasonal pears draped in a gently spiced coconut sugar caramel over creamy vanilla ice cream with the best grain free crunchy cookies that are smartly sweetened and entirely plant based. How could you not be obsessed?

Which is why I’m teaming up with Simple Mills to bring you this cardamom caramel and pear cookie crumble cup recipe – because enjoying the best of this season should be not only good but also good for you.

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