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Cruciferous Crack, aka Cauliflower and Broccoli you can’t stop eating!

Cruciferous Crack

I officially OD’ed on this stuff, and I feel pretty good about it.

Broccoli and cauliflower, two of my favorite cruciferous crusaders (disguised by day as plain old boring, borderline bland vegetables) duet together in this bright and flavorful, glucosinolate-packin’ conglomeration.

Full of those cancer cramping compounds found so copiously in this particular lineage of the cabbage family, this stuff is so good for you…..so full of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals – that you will WELCOME the fact that you CAN’T STOP (won’t stop) eating it!

I’m telling you what. Seriously.

Garlic infused veggies roasted with crunchy slivered almonds until everybody is bronzed and toasty, splashed with an invigorating squeeze of lemon and kissed with a dash of grated cheese for a satisfyingly salty finish. Oh, YUM.

Pumpkin Pudding Crunch

Pumpkin Pudding Crunch

This. Is. Just. So. Good.

Buttery, crumbly, cakey deliciousness delectably obscures a velvety layer of pumpkin perfection. (That sentence alone should have been enough to sell you, I think I just used up all of the adjectives I know.) Dig down into that golden crisp, pecan studded crown of crunch and you’ll slip into a silky layer of cinnamon spiced pumpkin puree…..not quite pie, not quite pudding.

But ALL Fall.

Sort of a hybrid between a dump cake and a gooey butter cake, this crowd pleaser is my take on those two amazingly rich and yummy fall desserts.

(Okay, so what that REALLY means is that I forgot the eggs or left out the cream cheese or something goofy like that…..and ended up with this happy accident which is now one of my most favorite things!)

Spin-roccoli (aka) Spinach Broccoli Soup

Spin-Rocolli SoupThis is a re-post from a while ago…but I just made a big pot and boy was it good.

Green thumb. Green light. Green room. Greenback. Greenhorn. Green with envy. Green around the gills. Greener pastures.

Lean Green fighting machine. Oh wait a second, did I get that one wrong? 😏

No matter, because that is exactly what you will be if you eat more, yeah, you know what’s coming here: GREENS.

Super Food, Super Good Black Bean Brownies

Super Food Super Good Black Bean Brownies

Who doesn’t want to partake in a goodie-fest that offers more than just a chocolate rush? (not that I have any problem with THAT, per se………)

HOWEVER:

These moist and squidgy squares of phenomenally fudgy fun are super easy, super yummy and super good for you! Containing not one, not two, but three particularly pumped players, these bulked up brownies will give you a whole lot more nutritional bang for your buck than say…..the regular baked-goods you can buy at the grocery store (no bueno). Consider the lineup:

Quickie Chicken-Corn Chowder

quickie chicken corn chowder

SouP SOUp SOup, fabulous SOUP!

It may not feel like it, as the sizzling summer temperatures outside belie the fact that it is indeed officially FALL; but by gawd if the autumnal equinox didn’t do its astronomical thing a few days ago (September 22, to be precise) and here we are!

This of course means it’s time for all of those good things we humans were bred to view as snuggly and comforting……like flannel shirts, pumpkin spice lattes (have you SEEN the new fall cups at Starbucks? KA-Yoot!), the smell of a fireplace, crunchy autumn leaves and the boots you get to finally wear again to stomp ’em.

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