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Mmmmm, I Love Fall Dinners

Kale Apple Sausage Fall "Pasta"

I’m not sure what I just created for dinner tonight, but it was delicious. I’m not even sure how to aptly describe all of the flavors involved in this masterpiece; I already know I will not come close to doing this justice. I’m leaving for a gerontological conference tomorrow. Needless to say, my fridge required a creative way to utilize all the produce I still had and not let it go to waste. My aunt and uncle grew the gorgeous kale I used to make the Spicy “Green” Miso Soup. The kale was extremely tender and sautéed so well.  The pumpkin ravioli and apple chicken sausage are findings from Whole Foods. Summon some chopped pecans, spinach and spaghetti squash to have the ultimate fall dish: Kale Apple Sausage Fall “Pasta.” Plus, this is a one pot kind of dish so you’re welcome in advanced for easy clean up. More time to savor the meal!
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The Veggie Vision “Pasta”


Spaghetti squash is my go-to cold weather meal. With the cool days moving in and socks and sweaters becoming abundant, a fall twist on your favorite and classic pasta dish is in order. To celebrate a “Meatless Monday,” I’ve added cannellini beans for protein, and butternut squash to utilize another fall favorite. Throw in your other favorite veggies, top with the marinara sauce of your choice and you have a light but hearty and savory meal! Thank you, rosemary, for this Fall Vegetable “Spaghetti.”

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Easy-Peasy Spaghetti Squash

IMG_4866 This is literally the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash. Cue a fork, a large plate, your microwave and you’re good to go. No oven. No pre-heating. None of this baking for an hour. I’ve been cooking spaghetti squash this way for a couple years and always have it on hand. You pop it in the microwave and 15-20 min later, you have perfectly cooked spaghetti squash. This is really simple to do ahead of time or whenever you have 20 min to hang out in (or near) your kitchen. Top with marinara sauce, pesto or olive oil and herbs, and you have fresh “pasta” ready to enjoy. Hope you love this easy-peasy way to cook your spaghetti squash just as much as I do. Continue reading “Easy-Peasy Spaghetti Squash”