Keto Pizzas

Even if you're not a keto eater like me, you can still appreciate a delicious pizza made on cauli, spinach or even zucchini rounds! A local woman where I live makes these awesome crusts out of veggies and sells them at the grocery store. They are pricey, but I like them better than pizza. They have more flavor! I'm not sold onto zucchini rounds and other veggie "crusts" that are really just veggies with melted cheese and sauce on top as actual pizza, but I do still enjoy them as a bite to eat.

Rainbow Recipes

Someone I love is celebrating their first major Pride this year as open to most of their friends and family and I'm so excited to be a part of it. I've been taking them to get rainbow gear, learning about the history of Stonewall and just really enjoying being on this journey with them. We're also planning on some fun foods.

Best Salad Dressings

As someone who continues to try and eat healthy, I must admit that I get very bored with my salads. It's not even like they're boring in the first place: I chop up and add veggies and cheese, I often toss in some avocado if I have any, I experiment with herbs, spices and dressings, but it still gets awfully boring. So one of the things I try to do is try out new dressings that inspire me.

Using Edible Gold

Instead of recipes this week, let's talk edible gold! Did you ever think that it wasn't really edible? I know I did when I was younger. Since then I've seen it in many forms, real and otherwise, that have been both dazzling and peculiar. Sometimes you just have to wonder why anyone would add edible gold to a dish, while at other times it really does elevate a drink or treat into something special.

Veggie Rolls In A Pinch

Do you like making little roll-up sandwiches for lunch or a snack? I've always loved mixing up some dill and cream cheese, spreading it onto a tortilla, adding some chopped cucumber and enjoying it as a cool, quick bite. It's one of my favorite things to cut up and bring to parties, too. But if you want to avoid the tortilla, there are lots of other ways to do it, too.

Pumpkin Soup

Are you a squash or pumpkin soup fiend? Pumpkin soup is one of my favorite fall treats. It's so creamy and inviting, and it warms you to your toes if you eat it while it's hot. My all-time favorite squash soup is at the restaurant Salt and Smoke, but you never know when they're going to have it because it's one of their daily side specials, so you just take a chance to see if they have it. I also don't mind some butternut squash soup from a can if it doesn't have much added: just the puree and spices for me, thanks!

Potatoes 75 Ways

If you're a traditional potato lover, I can't guarantee you'll love this book, but if you're a FOOD lover, you just might! That's because in Raghavan Iyer's Smashed, Mashed, Boiled and Baked: A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes, you will come across ideas for potatoes that you might have never thought about in your wildest dreams. Gone are the standard mashed, boiled and baked potatoes!


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