Butternut Squash and Porcini Risotto

Butternut squash and porcini mushroom risotto {SaltWorks giveaway}

This butternut squash and porcini mushroom risotto highlights the “meaty” flavor of the mushrooms and the sweetness of the butternut squash, all tied together with porcini sea salt. *This post and giveaway is sponsored by SaltWorks®, all opinions and content are my own. Risotto is comfort food to me. It’s family, happy Sunday dinners and wine….

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Butternut squash and cranberry gratin

Butternut squash and cranberry gratin

This butternut squash and cranberry gratin is creamy, cheesy and perfectly crunchy on top. You’d never guess it’s dairy free! When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m pretty sure my family might be the only one in country that couldn’t care less if the typical creamy mashed white potatoes weren’t on the table. In fact, I…

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Mushrooms

Creamy butternut squash pasta with sage mushrooms

Butternut squash is puréed to create a creamy delicious sauce for the pasta which is topped with caramelized mushrooms and sage. The summer after my freshman year of college I worked as an “administrative specialist” for Cutco. It was quite possibly the sketchiest job I’ve ever had between the business never actually calling itself Cutco (it was…

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Paleo challenge: day 24

Paleo challenge: day 24

From Jan 1 – 31 I’m doing a strict paleo (slightly modified Whole30) challenge with my CrossFit box. I decided to journal the month in food on here (in addition to normal posting) after getting a huge positive response on my Facebook page. I’m also going to detail the amount of sleep I got, the…

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Creamy coconut garlic butternut squash puree

Creamy coconut garlic butternut squash puree

Butternut squash puree always reminds me of baby food. I see it, hear it, smell it and my mind instantly goes to those little glass Gerber jars. Are they even glass anymore? I don’t think I’ve walked down that aisle of the grocery store in at least 15 years. #nobabies So between the smell of…

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