Category Archive: Rice/Grains

Curry Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Curry Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
Nutmeg Notebook

One of the things I look forward to in the fall is winter squash. This week at Trader Joe’s they had acorn squash, kabocha squash and butternut! Four of the squash beauties came home with me. The humble acorn squash is lovely on its own but sometimes I want something just a little more special. …

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Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Burrito Bowl
Nutmeg Notebook

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines. It’s quick,easy,flavorful and healthy. Which means it meets all my requirements to simplify my cooking by spending less time in the kitchen so I have more time for activities. Once our daughter introduced us to the Chipotle Mexican food chain we were hooked. …

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Thanksgiving Family Food & Fun

Pumpkins at Whole Foods 
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We really changed things up this year for Thanksgiving since our daughter Katy and her hubby Esau hosted both families for the big day. They recently moved into their first home and were delighted to have enough room for everyone. They were gracious hosts and we had a lovely time!   Katy made all of …

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Curry Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

I was inspired by a stuffed acorn squash recipe in the Happy Herbivore Abroad cookbook. I doubled the spices, added garbanzo beans, onions and dried cranberries. These changes gave it a protein and fiber boost and took it from a simple side dish to a delightful entree. We like it so much that I’ve made …

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Easy Mexican Casserole

Easy Mexican Casserole
Nutmeg Notebook

You know you have a hit when it’s time to clean up after the meal and the other guests ask if they can have some of the leftovers to take home with them! We were happy to share as I had doubled the recipe and it made a ton of food! This would be great …

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