Harissa Lentil Stuffed Butternut Squash

This weather lately has got me thinking about the Mediterranean lately. Specifically how I wish I was out of the cold, DC sadness.

This weather is just a roller coaster of emotions. It is cold one day, then hot the next day, then a freaking blizzard two days later. I have been feeling so stir crazy lately, which might explain all of these crazy dreams I have been having lately. I think my unconscious is definitely playing into my desire to travel this year. Except why does my brain think it is totally normal for me to roll out of bed, onto a horse, to a flight to Japan?

I really need to get some more sleep

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Buttery Roasted Cardamom Carrots with Feta and Pistachios

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 Hey you! Let me introduce you to my new favorite go to New Year salad. That really should be the alternative title of this post

To be honest, salads can often be, well, so boring. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I pretty much eat a salad every day of my existence. And I love them so much. But I find most renditions of a salad to be completely lacking in flavor and/or heartiness. Have you ever shown up to a restaurant and get a bowl of sad iceberg lettuce, two (why is it always two?!) cherry tomatoes, and maybe a sliver of red onion?

Those salads give salads a bad rap!

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Yellow Split Pea Soup with Spiced Coconut

We all need a bowl of soup after this week. Who’s with me?!

It is the last Friday of 2017, which, thank goodness 2017 is OVER! And just like that the holidays are over. Hoping each and every one you had an amazing holiday season with your family. And, regardless if you celebrate or not, I hope you had a relaxing day off! 2017 was definitely a rebuilding year for me. I was taking classes, transitioning to a new job in a new city, and learning about this crazy blogging life while balancing my social life.

Balance is one way to put it.

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Chickpea Peanut Stew with Cucumber Raita

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Oh my just LOOK at this setup.

If you have been following me on Instagram or reading my recipes, I think y’all recognize that I LOVE me a good stew. Even in the summer, when everyone else just wants salad or some grilled chicken, I say bring on those roasty toasty kind of meals. Those meals that taste good sitting in fridge for a couple of days, the spices all mulling about for and playing off of each other. Those meals where you enjoy them more sitting in your leggings crossed legged on the couch with your fav blanket. Oh yeah.

It gets me tickled just THINKING about it.

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Breakfast Polenta with Balsamic Beets and Runny Eggs

I mean, I can’t even with this season at the moment

It was not until today that it hit me: CHRISTMAS IS IN TWO WEEKS PEOPLE. That is so so soon. I’m kind of one of those people that the holiday season doesn’t hit me until it’s too late. I usually like to plan ahead with everything, but, especially with gifts, I always find that Christmas sneaks up on me until BOO, there it is.

And there  I go again mixing up my holidays. Seriously wasn’t Halloween a week ago.

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Thai Curry Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

I know what you’re thinking: really, Sarah, ANOTHER soup recipe?


And to that I say YES! REALLY! Soup is something I wait all year for. It is honestly one of my favorite meals in the winter. Soup and bread and a little green salad is basically all I want on a cold winter night.

Throw in some long johns and I am set. Aren’t I super fun?

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Kimchi and Coconut Noodle Soup

My goal: To get you to have your coziest November EVER

Ok, ok, December too… My two favorite months because they have all my favorite foods. I spent Monday playing all the usual head games with myself. I mean, there are just not enough days in the next month and half to make all the recipes I want to make…soo many good recipes – both sweet and savory! I couldn’t choose which ones would be best so I went back and forth, back and forth, UGH.

And then I just settled on eating a butternut squash for dinner (which is never a bad choice!)

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