squ-hash browns

squ-hash browns veganmofo Kabocha. I have become quite versed at cooking this winter squash – I am getting extra arm workouts every day. I may as well give the kabocha its own category here, I already have so many ideas to share with you. and I come up with new ideas nearly every day. Today I bring you a simple hash brown – squash instead of potato. This is a completely new …

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Hatch Chile Queso

Hatch Chile Queso – an incredibly flavorful, rich, and cheesy queso that will be a hit at any gathering – a plant based dip that will impress everyone!

Hatch Chile Queso

 

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This is by far the best queso I have ever had, anywhere.

I have already made it three times since I received The Sexy Vegan’s latest book, Happy Hour at Home. (Yes! Intrigued was I, as one of my favorite themes around here is my own Happy Hour at Home!).

I received Brian Patton’s book to review – Brian Patton is The Sexy Vegan – you may know him from

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Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

Chocolate Chip Cookie for One – because sometimes you just need one cookie. enjoy this classic sweet fresh and warm right out of the oven!

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie for One @spabettieveganmofo

Before I begin, I just want to observe what today is. I will never forget.

 

 

I have a cookie for you today.

I also have a serious question.

Why is the concept of OMG SO BUSY so attractive?

More specifically, why must people take on all the things, almost as a mission statement?

I am not at all trying to stir up trouble or tick people off – this is far from a new phenomenon. It is one I see every day. Perhaps it is in my current state of slowing down and grieving, but I doubt it. This has always struck a chord with me, and …

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kabocha fries with buffalo celery ranch

kabocha fries with buffalo celery ranch dressing

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I have a couple early food memories around squash.

One is Grandpa Z’s zucchini. He would grow them bigger than our dachshund.

He would slice them into half-inch rounds, batter and fry them. Oooh mama, those were some good eatin’. Summertime at the grandparents house was fun and tasty.

I can still see Grandpa Z holding up one of his big zucchini, huge grin on his face.

The second memory is my mom’s favorite way to prepare squash – split in half, scoop out the innards, bake with a …

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Buffalo Jack Sliders

 

Buffalo Jack Sliders

Buffalo Jack Sliders are a vegan pulled jackfruit alternative to everyone’s spicy favorite!

 

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Aside from this stuff, buffalo flavor is my number two favorite way to spice up a recipe.

I have shared several ways to make and use a buffalo dip (that post always has an increase in views around football season), people rave about my caramelized onion buffalo tarts, and I top everything from pizza to salads with this tangy hot sauce.

Saturday’s lunch was all about the buffalo sauce – and I finally cooked with …

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waffle recipe collection

raspberry coconut flax waffles

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errey day I’m waffelin’

Okay – not every day, but often.  Also? Recycled line, I’ve used it before.

You might know I do love my waffles, though. and that I am anything but traditional with them. Sweet? Yes. Savory? Absolutely. As sandwich bread? Why not. In place of a sandwich altogether, in stuffed waffle form? All the time.

Today, because it is Sunday and we’re having waffles for breakfast, I bring you a few waffle recipes to choose from – some sweet, some savory, some stuffed, all good:

 

grilled cheese wafflewich sliders

grilled cheese wafflewich sliders

 

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sweet zucchini waffles with mango

 

raspberry coconut waffles

raspberry coconut flax waffles

 

carrot juice waffles

 

croque monsieur stuffed waffles

croque monsieur stuffed waffles

 

tahini kale stuffed waffles

 

cheesy tomato stuffed waffles

 

pancakes or waffles? ever enjoy them savory?

 

apricot cider shandy

apricot cider shandy

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Last October, Jason and I snuck away for a weekend at the beach. We stopped at the store to stock our hotel room kitchen, and this turned into an impromptu cider tasting weekend. We each selected several pints of cider, some we knew we liked, some based on the pretty wrapping. Come on, you do the same thing, admit it.

There were a couple that I recall thinking …

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Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles

Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles – everyone’s favorite classic deli sandwich, stuffed into a crispy golden waffle – perfect for weekend brunch or leftover lunch!

 

Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles @spabettie

One of the most popular sandwiches at that deli I ran was a toasted Croque Monsieur. I am positive it still is. Equal to the espresso line in the morning and the lineup for soup on cold Portland days, the line for hot sandwiches snaked around the store.

Just thinking about all of that brings nostalgia – I am ready for crisp cool fall days.

Soup. Lining up for your food cart favorite.

Walking down the street drinking warm coffee, cold morning air that you can …

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