Delicata Squash with Dried Cranberries and Quinoa

Delicata Squash with Dried Cranberries and Quinoa   | LemonsandBasil.com

Happy Halloween! I’m afraid I have completely failed you in the way of a tasty, creepy, scary, yet healthy Halloween treat. I promise I’ll get my act together by Halloween 2015. Instead you get this easy, yet delicious, Delicata Squash with Dried Cranberries and Quinoa. Which, by the way would be lovely side to add to your Thanksgiving spread! Does my somewhat prompt-Thanksgiving post help make up for my lack-of-Halloween post?? Anyone? :)… 

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Sweet Potato Beet and Goat Cheese Galette + Gluten Free

Sweet Potato Beet and Goat Cheese Galette + Gluten Free | LemonsandBasil.comIf you even remotely like the earthy flavor of beats, the intense candy-like flavor of sweet potatoes, and the bold, creamy flavor of goat cheese, then this Sweet Potato Beet and Goat Cheese Galette is a must-try for you. And as if that isn’t enticing enough…those intense flavors are then wrapped in a warm, crispy, pastry shell that embodies an herbal garlic and basil flavor, making this a hearty, dare I say comforting Fall dish…. 

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Gluten Free Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Gluten Free Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Muffins | LemonsandBasil.com

It’s Friday and I am SO very glad! We have entered into our “birthday season” between Josh’s and my family, and this weekend we will be celebrating my mom’s birthday. I can only imagine there will be both laughter and tears, and while the weekend will look different from the past, I’m so very grateful to have such a wonderful family, who will make the very most of the day and our time together…. 

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Dark Chocolate Berry Beet Smoothie + Mom Update

Dark Chocolate Berry Beet Smoothie + Mom Update  | LemonsandBasil.com

This post is short and sweet – Josh and I are doing our best to get to bed early so we can get up at 3:30AM and make our way to the airport. We are going to Vermont for the weekend to celebrate his 30th birthday {which isn’t actually until November} and I am so very, very excited…. 

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Zucchini Spaghetti with Lentil Marinara

Zucchini Spaghetti with Lentil Marinara | LemonsandBasil.comThis Zucchini Spaghetti with Lentil Marinara is one of, if not my absolute, favorite ways I’ve eaten zucchini pasta. I very rarely fix traditional pasta for us and it’s been a long time since I’ve had a good ole’ meat sauce spaghetti. It’s not something I crave or pine over at an Italian restaurant…. 

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream with Cayenne

Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream with Cayenne  | LemonsandBasil.comWarning: picture heavy post! Before I dive in to the delights of this Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream with Cayenne, let’s talk men and gifts. How many times as you asked yourself “what should I get him”? And “him” can be your boyfriend/husband, dad, brother, or friend. It seems to be the ever asked, yet rarely answered, question. … 

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Asian Fried Farro with Roasted Eggplant

Asian Fried Farro with Roasted Eggplant  | LemonsandBasil.com

I LOVE Fall, but what I don’t love? It gets dark so early! And the getting dark earlier makes several things a little more difficult {as I’m sure it does for everyone!}, but what I really hate is my loss of natural light to cook and photograph through the week. I typically leave work between 5:30 and 6, then get home around 6:15-6:30 {at best}, and what time has the sun been setting…6:50! I am literally racing the sun, and I continue to come up short…. 

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Spicy Sriracha and Cashew Sauce

Spicy Sriracha and Cashew Sauce | LemonsandBasil.com

Occasionally…I listen to him. By him, I mean my husband. He loves this Spicy Sriracha Cashew Sauce, and suggested {more than once} that I designate a post to it and it alone. He made the same recommendation for this dressing and the outcome was fairly successful…. 

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Roasted BBQ Veggie and Avocado Sandwich

Roasted BBQ Veggie and Avocado Sandwich  | LemonsandBasil.com

So many things I want to share in this post, including an update on our week in Disney World. This place is like it’s own little city – and these trackers Magic Bands… part genius/amazing, and part creepy! I can’t say Disney would be my choice of places to vacation, but it’s been a wonderful week and I’ve enjoyed a lot of rest and down time while Josh worked the Experience Conference {why we’re here!}, and after Saturday, we can officially say we’ve done the Disney Experience…. 

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