Honestly, there are just not enough delicious words to properly describe this soothing and cozy soup... you've just got to try it for yourself! But I have to say, I think this is my favorite soup I've made on the blog yet! I made it on an afternoon when I was craving something comforting and filling, and wanted it to be extra healthy after a weekend of dining out. I thought about an old recipe that I had on the blog for a cauliflower and turmeric soup and decided it was time to make a fresh, new rendition of it with a little more flavor and oomph. The original recipe used sautéed cauliflower, and I knew it would have way more flavor if I roasted it instead with some onion and garlic. I added in more spices this time around, some coconut milk for extra silkiness, and some spinach and chicken sausage to make it extra filling (the sausage is totally optional though... this soup is a great vegetarian/vegan option without it!). It's ended up being the perfect makeover to the old tried-and-true recipe, and I am super excited to share the new and improved version with you!
You guys know I'm a huge fan of a giant snack board that's part-cheese board, part-crudité platter, and is always loaded with all kinds of snacky goodness like nuts, fruit, veggies, crackers, and dips. It's my go-to appetizer that's a total showstopper every time, and it's super fun to assemble and customize towards a certain occasion or season. Plus it doesn't require any cooking, so it can be thrown together pretty quickly! This board is fully Fall-themed and perfect for my favorite holiday of the year (Thanksgiving, of course!), which is just about two weeks out! You guys will flip over the Spiced Pumpkin Dip (which has browned butter & sage blended in there, omg) and how well it pairs with the cheeses, Fall produce, and Simple Mills sprouted seed crackers.
Get ready for the ultimate Fall dip that's loaded with flavor and is the perfect special addition to any snack board! I whipped it up for a Thanksgiving Snack Board, and it was absolutely delicious with every single thing that I dipped into it... crackers, apples, cheese, nuts, you name it! I couldn't get enough! (PS, it's even better if you have all of those items together - a cracker topped with some pumpkin dip, then a slice of apple or pear, a slice of manchego cheese, and a walnut on top - so yummy!) It's the ideal appetizer for the season and is such a welcome change to the typical bowl of hummus that tends to be the go-to dip on every crudité board. It's sweet yet savory, made with just a few simple ingredients, and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes!
Now that it's officially the middle of October, I figure it's time to start embracing Fall. And I'm going to say something that may not be entirely popular here so prepare yourselves... I just not that into pumpkin. I mean, I like it and all, and I'd never turn down a piece of chocolate chip pumpkin bread, but you won't find me running for everything pumpkin spice the second Labor Day is over. If you gave me the choice between a pumpkin treat and an apple cinnamon treat, I'd go apple every single time! And when I polled instagram on pumpkin vs. apple cinnamon, apple took the lead! That was all I needed to go full steam ahead with these Paleo Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins! (And btw, even if you're team pumpkin, I promise you'll be obsessed with these scrumptious Fall muffins!)
So there's this artichoke pesto pizza at a restaurant in Encinitas called Nectarine Grove that I've been obsessing over lately. I get hit with a major, major craving for it at least once a week, and the last time I couldn't stop thinking about it, I figured it was about time to try making my own version at home. But you guys know I'm not one to just whip up a pizza dough from scratch. No, thanks! I'm all about a good shortcut to make cooking as easy breezy as possible. But a typical store-bought dough wouldn't do the trick either, especially with my healthy September Challenge that just ended. Then I thought... what about Simple Mills pizza dough mix!? It's made with almond flour and flax and even cauliflower, and it only needs a couple ingredients added to it to make the dough. Ideal! So I ran out to Sprouts to stock up on my pizza dough mix and grab the other ingredients and raced back to the kitchen to make it happen.
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.