November already?! This month, we lost corn, cucumber and eggplant from our list (although I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re still growing somewhere). Cooler evenings call for cozy fall comfort foods and roasted veggies, so I’m stocking up on winter squash, sweet potatoes and hardy greens. What are you craving this month?
I have lots of links and recipes to share with you today, so I’ll keep this short. I wanted to point out, though, that I’ve updated the shop with some new favorite kitchen items, etc.! You can always access it in the sidebar, below my picture.
Updates on Love Real Food:
- Alana made my tahini kale Caesar salad
- Kristan made my easy carrot cake
- Sarah made my carrot cake breakfast cookies
- The book made PopSugar’s Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2017
- Nearly 300 reviews on Amazon! Thank you so much!
More updates and links:
- My interview with Dishing with Delishes (podcast)
- On ghosting: I Didn’t See Your Text (podcast)
- Taking notes: How Can I Train Myself to Want Less Stuff?
- So good: Halloween Dog Parade
- How I Get It Done: Melissa Clark
- On sale: The Comfiest of Comfy Pants
- Reporting back on my new natural beauty favorites from Follain: I’m absolutely loving Ilia’s Multi-Stick in “At Last” (I’m using it as blush), W3ll People’s Altruist Foundation Powder in color #12, and RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover-Up Concealer in color #11
The links to Gap’s comfy pants and Follain are affiliate links.
Gluten free and vegan (see notes)
“We made the apple oatmeal on this cool morning here in Kansas…and it was perfect. Topped it with some almond butter and a swirl of maple syrup. My 3 year old ate most of my portion along with his. So, kid friendly, as well! Another recipe well done!” – Jamie
Gluten free and easily vegan (skip the cheese)
“This is, quite literally, my new favorite salad! I have made it for several friends – who all have adored it – and have added it to my weekly food staples. I’ve never actually made it with pumpkin seed – I substitute pistachios instead, or omit the nuts altogether if I am not eating it right away, and the homemade balsamic is fantastic…YUMMMM!” – Franki
Vegetarian… and delicious
“Fantastic flavor and lovely in the sandwich grill press. I subbed veggie broth for the oil and vegan cheese in keeping with my choice of a vegan lowfat diet (I have done this with many recipes here and they always turn out better than good). Tasted sublime and roasted tomato soup would be a great accompaniment.” – Christy
Gluten free and vegan
“Super easy to make and delicious, to boot! I forgot to pick up carrots so mine was cabbage only. Didn’t matter, my taste buds were beyond pleased.” – Sondra
Easily gluten free and easily vegan
“I made this recipe as directed and they came out incredibly delicious. I will definitely keep the recipe and add it to the repertoire! Thanks!” – Maryel
Gluten free and vegan
“Hi, C + K! I discovered this recipe last week after you linked to it in another post, and oh my GOSH. It’s amazing. I’ve made it twice in 8 days, and will continue to do so weekly until someone in my family begs me to stop. It’s very kid-friendly, too – my two year old loved it. Thank you!” – Brittani
“Not sure why I waited so long to try this one – just exceptional. Made it for a supper club last night and it was such a hit. The fennel is such a perfect touch – cannot wait to use it more often. Luckily, I have enough ingredients to continue whipping this up throughout the week. Can kale salads please be your biggest chapter in the upcoming book? My absolute favourite!” – Emily
Hardy greens (arugula,
chard, collard greens & spinach)
“I made this tonight and it was so delicious. I used mixed greens but other than that no substitutes. I loved cooking the squash without peeling it.” – Terri
Gluten free and vegan
“I just found this recipe via pinterest! I made the soup yesterday and I absolutely love it!! Never thought of quinoa in soup but this makes so much sense! I am always looking for ways to add protein without adding meat so this is great and my whole family loves it! (I’m a college student by the way, not a mom, in case you couldn’t tell. lol) This soup is great for all ages!!” – Maya
Gluten-free option, vegan option
“Hi Kate! I have made these several times now and they are always great. One time i switched the mushrooms for beets and it was pretty tasty. This time I decided to try a different bean so I went with navy beans; and instead of mushrooms I used fennel. It is delicious! Thank you so much for putting this stuff into the world.” – Sofia
Gluten free and easily vegan (see note)
“This is fabulous! Started getting brown at 45 min. I agree that it would be great for breakfast too. I have never cooked with pears before and will now add them to my winter fruit favorites. Thanks!” – Leslie
“Thank you so much. Absolutely delicious. As a semi-new vegetarian I need extra inspiration this time of year to not feel like I’m missing out on all the meat dishes. And this does the trick and then some :)” – Cassandra
“I made these pancakes for lunch today because I need to incorporate more oatmeal in my diet. They were so hearty and amazing. I daresay they were more filling than normal pancakes. A definite win!” – Hannah
Vegan and gluten free
“Hi again! Thanks so much for this one! I made it for my husband and I and we loved it so much we made it for a recent housewarming and everyone went wild… Sent this one to a few guests who had requested a copy! Thanks!” — Krystal
Gluten free and easily vegan
“Made these tacos for dinner on Friday. They were delicious and so easy to prepare. Even the carnivores loved them and couldn’t stop raving about the sweet potatoes. Thank you for expanding my menu options and making it possible for me to prepare just 1 dinner now instead of 2.” – Kristen
Gluten free and easily vegan (see notes)
“My husband used this as inspiration for my birthday dinner Tuesday and it was so so so good! Even better have been the leftovers which means more days of no cooking! (I love to cook, but a break now and again is nice especially during birthday week). I love leftover risotto with a fried egg over the top. Thanks so much! Love anything I make from your site. :)” – Beth
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