Veggie Mac n Cheese

A healthier version of everyone’s favorite mac ‘n cheese dish, this veggie mac is made with chopped brussels sprouts, butternut squash, onion and red bell pepper and a light, creamy cheese sauce. This is a great make-ahead dish, or for when you are feeding many mouths. Place it on the table right out of the oven and let everyone feed themselves. Veggie Mac N Cheese Ingredients 1 package elbow macaroni 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces 2 […]

Butternut Squash Pizza

This butternut squash pizza is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes because it is very flavorful and filling. Rosemary butternut purée is spread onto a pizza crust and then topped with caramelized onions, crumbled goat cheese and arugula. To speed things up in the kitchen, you can use a store-bought pizza crust. This recipe works well as an appetizer or main dish. Butternut Squash Pizza Recipe Ingredients 1 large pizza crust 1 butternut squash, halved 1/4 cup water 2 tbsp […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Are you guys excited that it’s pumpkin season? I love seeing pumpkins in grocery stores right now, because they make me dream of all of the delicious recipes I can make with them! One of my favorite Fall salads is this roasted butternut squash salad. I use my Magic Bullet to quickly mix up a sweet honey balsamic dressing and toss it together with some spinach, pecans and pumpkin seeds, while my chopped butternut squash is roasting in the oven. […]

Pasta with Summer Squash and Basil

I once read a book about a high school where an alumnus was obsessed with fried zucchini and the students hated fried zucchini, but the alumnus was a really nice guy and no one wanted to offend him so everyone buried the zucchini under the football bleachers, but then hamsters started eating the zucchini, which made them breed rapidly, which made the alumnus provide even more fried zucchini, which made the problem worse, until it reached the point where hundreds of […]

Vegan Squash and Kale Tacos with Cashew “Crema”

This meal is delicious and both vegan and gluten-free. I mean, come on: that’s a food trend trifecta. Despite containing no animal products and no gluten, these tacos are truly satisfying. The Magic Bullet does a great job of faking out Mexican crema (like sour cream, only a bit runnier); the cashews blend up into a nice, creamy white sauce, and the lime provides that classic sour tang. I got the idea for this recipe from the cookbook Tacolicious, via Serious […]

Creamy Zucchini Herb Dressing

When I went away to college, one of the first things I learned to make from scratch was salad dressing. I found that it was so easy to make and cheaper than buying it at the grocery store. They always sell salad dressings in large bottles, which go bad before I can use them all up. If I wanted to have different salads during the week, that would mean I needed to buy a few different large bottles of dressing. […]

Butternut Squash Puree

I know, I know. It’s not fall. Which means you’re probably eating watermelon and not squash. But you know what, I live in Hawaii. We don’t have any seasons. So I am going to eat whatever I feel like. Whenever I see it. So for all you seasonal-eating, farmers-market shopping, actually-have-leaves-that-fall-kind of people that I’m so very jealous of.. well…put this one in your box until October. Or, don’t. Be a little bit like me and eat some fall in […]