Butternut Squash Soup Recipe That Actually Tastes Like Butternut Squash ♥

Wow, squash lovers, today's soup is truly something special. How just three ingredients can turn into butternut squash soup so luxuriant, so velvety, so smooth, I have no idea. It's just squash, butter and onion plus water and salt! Best of all, it really does taste like butternut squash, not some spice or some fruit! This sunset-colored soup is so pretty, I even consider serving it in small wine glasses! Real Food, Seasonal & Sensational. Just Three Ingredients! Beautiful Color. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free. Rave Reviews.

Broccoli Potato Cheddar Soup ♥

My longtime recipe for homemade broccoli cheese soup, substantial enough for supper, light enough for lunch. It is rich and savory yet not fat with empty calories. Lots of fresh broccoli makes it all come alive. The spices build a flavor layer that other broccoli cheese soups just don't have. Gorgeous color! Fresh & Seasonal, Especially for Fall, Winter and Cold-Weather Meals. Pretty Color. Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Easily Made Gluten Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian or Vegan. Rave Reviews.

Potato Soup ♥ Lighter & Healthier with Cauliflower

Today's plain-looking but delicious potato soup, it's quick, it's easy but it's also lighter and healthier. It's made from scratch with leftover baked potato and leftover cauliflower puréed in the blender for extra creaminess without cream or sour cream or other high-fat ingredients. Sound good? You bet! Lighter & Healthier. Lower-Carb & Lower-Cal. Homemade Comfort Food. Perfect for Cold Weather. Great for Meal Prep. Weeknight Easy. Naturally Gluten Free.

Pumpkin Bars ♥

Quick and easy pumpkin bars, moist and filled with fall spices. These simple bars are a fall favorite in my kitchen, just a thin layer of cake topped with a thin-thin layer of icing. The icing isn't really necessary although a little drizzle adds a sweet counterpoint that many people like. Celebrate the glory that is October! PS All that thinness? And only 100 calories per square? More cause for celebration. Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Just One Bowl + Pantry Ingredients. Budget Friendly. Little Effort, Big Taste. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Rave Reviews.

Flat Green Beans ♥ Trader Joe’s Product Review

Which frozen vegetables from Trader Joe's taste good? are worth eating? and worth the money? Let's look at a bag of frozen green beans that are just a little bit different. My take? Trader Joe's Organic Flat Green Beans are great! This Is Not a Sponsored Review, it's just me, Alanna and your long-time veggie evangelist , sharing my view about a Trader Joe's vegetable product that my fellow vegetable lovers might find useful.

Quinoa Salad with Tomato-Balsamic Vinaigrette ♥

Today's adaptable quinoa salad, easy to change up. It works as a main dish salad but a side salad too. It has a triple dose of protein, quinoa plus black beans plus still more from the tangy feta. That makes the salad extra-filling and satisfying, even a half cup at a time. This is a useful "concept recipe" just by swapping out beans and seasonal vegetables and even cheeses. Here I've used late-summer vegetables but it's easy to imagine spring and summer versions too. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Little Effort, Big Taste. Great for Meal Prep & Potlucks. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian but Easily Converted to Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free.

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin ♥

Here's an easy, moist quick bread but with identity issues. It's zucchini bread, flecked with barely detectable summer squash. But it's also pumpkin bread, rich in color. And it's a spice cake, packed with cinnamon and nutmeg! I love the season-crossing combination of zucchini and pumpkin in the same loaf, a nod to bidding summer farewell and welcoming the cooler days of fall. It's lovely on Day One but even better on Day Two. Better still? I've given the recipe a healthy makeover, cutting calories by half – though you'd never guess! Real Food, Comfort Food, Perfect for Late Summer & Early Fall. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Make-Ahead & Food Gifts. Rave Reviews.