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Sunday Funday October 20th

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 by in Sunday Funday | 1 comment

Happy Sunday, y’all! I just got done running a 10k race (PR, baby!), so all of these food photos are making me drool right now!

I honestly can’t believe that October is more than halfway over already – I don’t know where the time goes! I have been working on a few exciting projects the last few weeks, so time has been going faster than usual. I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve been up to – soon enough!

Anyway, I’ve been focusing a lot on Halloween lately (I am in the costume biz after all), but I have to admit that I’m sort of over Halloween at this point and am moving on to my Thanksgiving menu. So this week I’m sharing with you some dishes I’ve been eyeing for either appetizers or first courses for Thanksgiving this year.

I’d omit the honey in the Herbed Delicata Squash Salad, but otherwise the recipe looks delectable! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had a delicata squash, but they are all the rage on the interwebs, so I better get with it!

The simplicity of this Carrot and Onion Salad makes it an ideal starter course for a holiday meal. I love the little tips about letting the onions sit with a bit of oil and salt to get rid of the overpowering flavor – makes it a dish the entire family can enjoy!

Soup is a frequently requested item in my house, so I’m always looking for new recipes. This Red Lentil and Carrot Coconut Soup is seasonal enough for a holiday meal, but easy enough for any night of the week!

I’m a fan of dishes with only a few ingredients, but I don’t like to sacrifice flavor, either. This Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup packs a flavorful punch with ingredients such as cayenne, but has fewer than 10 ingredients (if you don’t count the salt or water).

Um, this Forbidden Rice Salad with Coconut Crusted Tofu and Roasted Yams is all kinds of crazy cool. The aesthetic of the dish alone, with the stark contrast of the orange and white against the black rice, is enough to make me want to make it. But the real beauty of the dish is in it’s simplicity and use of whole ingredients – yum!

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Are you still in Halloween mode or are you ready for it to be over?

  • That Rice, Tofu + Sweet Potato dish looks right up my street. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten forbidden rice before but I’m sure it would be just as good with brown instead.
    I feel like I’ve somehow managed to miss all the Halloween stuff, lucky really as it’s not my favourite hoilday….

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