Thai Butternut Squash Soup, Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo

Yesterday, we sat by the window and watched with delight.  Cars stopped, people stared, and when neighbors wandered over, we went outside to greet them. With less than a week until Halloween, we placed the decorations outside.  The seven-foot tall wraith, the gravestones, the ghostly heads, and our scary clown are the culmination of a month’s worth of work.…

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Butternut squash is amazing, delicious, healthy, and… a serious pain in the butt to break down.

Or at least it was. I’m going to show you how to cut, peel, and clean a Butternut Squash in Six Simple Steps.

Full instructions after the images

How to peel butternut squash

You’ll need:

  1. A butternut squash (duh)
  2. A good heavy chef’s knife
  3. A cutting board
  4. A kitchen towel
  5. And a spoon… that’s it.

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French Apples

Flour. Butter. Salt. Water.
Her hands moved quickly, but without a hint of hurry.
Scoop. Slice. Sprinkle. Roll.
I stood at her side watching her work the dough. As her rolling pin moved across the counter, I noticed a small break in the pastry.

“Oh no!” I cried.
Dipping her fingers into a cut glass bowl filled with water, she smoothed the surface until the fracture was healed.…

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Shauna Gluten Free Girl: Joe Yonan

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Paleo Tomato Tart

Reflecting on the last four years of writing The Tomato Tart, I feel like I should share something profound. Instead, I am on a plane to Pennsylvania, squished not unlike an overripe tomato, desperately needing to pee, but unwilling to wake the sleeping man next to me.

Flying Alaska Air

The fellow in front of me has no such pretense of consideration.…

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Goat Cheese Appetizer Gluten Free Primal

Hors d’oeuvre, antojitos, pupus, nibbles, amuse bouches, canapés, finger foods, apertivos… No matter what you call them, the hors d’ouevre is my favorite course. The perfect hors d’oeuvre is a splendid little treasure– abundant with flavor and contrast and harmony. Above all, that perfect bite makes you reach for just one more.…

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Paleo Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon and Hatch Chilies

Why Sacramento?

Nearly everyone I know has asked me this question in the past couple of months- except my friends from Sacramento.

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and after spending most of my life there, I’ve made a BIG change. I am now a proud and very happy Sacramentan. …

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yogurt with Rosemary Infused Honey

In the fat phobic 1980s, my mother was prone to buying fat free yogurt in flavors like Boston cream pie. You don’t hand a kid a container of slimy coagulated milk and tell them it tastes like pie. That’s just rude.

It wasn’t until my mom started making her own yogurt, that my feelings about cultured milk changed.…

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