Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash & Green Apple Salad

Butternut squash is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Maple syrup is rich in love. Combine the two with apples in a roasted, caramelized melange and toss over greens with some pepitas and dried cranberries, and you have the makings of a richly satisfying salad. This recipe is from the fabulous blog Two Peas and Their Pod. Oh, and this the maple mustard dressing is good enough to drink. Or bathe in.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Salad

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Garlicky Chicken with Lemon Anchovy Sauce

This quick weeknight chicken recipe from the New York Times was so good, we made it one night, then made it the next night too. For those people who think they don’t like anchovies, don’t be daunted – you can’t actually specifically taste them in the sauce. They just add some great depth of umami flavor and richness to complement the brightness of the lemon.

Garlicky Chicken with Lemon Anchovy Sauce
Garlicky Chicken with Lemon Anchovy Sauce

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Eggplant Ragu with Pappardelle and Fresh Ricotta

The eggplant is so meaty and rich, this vegetarian recipe tastes plenty decadent and delicious without any actual meat at all. Make your own pasta if you’d like, or user pappardelle from the store for a quick alternative. Either way, you’ll be happy with these complex textures and flavors.

Eggplant Ragu with Fresh Ricotta
Eggplant Ragu with Fresh Ricotta

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Shallots and Chanterelles

We are harvesting chanterelle mushrooms almost faster than we can eat them (and sharing them with friends, of course). The rich flavors of chanterelles lend themselves so nicely to pasta – but sometimes we don’t feel like eating spaghetti… Which led to us thinking – what about spaghetti squash? This dish is rich, satisfying and so good for you.

Spaghetti Squash with Chanterelle Mushrooms
Spaghetti Squash with Chanterelle Mushrooms

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Mushroom, Leek, Kale & Fresh Herb Lasagne with Béchamel

We usually have red lasagna, when we have lasagna. But it’s mushroom season and mushrooms are on our mind… hence this dish. This white lasagna – full of fresh herbs and  richly savory mushrooms, kale and leeks – is perfect for a cozy dinner and some leftovers to take for a few days of lunches, to boot.

White Lasagna with Leeks, Mushrooms &Kale
White Lasagna with Leeks, Mushrooms &Kale

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Butternut Squash Gratin with Wild Mushrooms

It’s mushroom season in the Pacific Northwest! This is a perfect recipe to celebrate your foraged harvest. And it tastes just like fall.

Butternut Squash Gratin with Wild Mushrooms
Butternut Squash Gratin with Wild Mushrooms

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Foraging for Chanterelles

It’s been a dry summer here in the Pacific Northwest. But over the weekend, the skies opened up and dropped torrents on our little cabin and the woods around us.

The wet forest has such a distinctive, pleasing smell. Clearly, Walnut loves his woods.

Chanterelle Hound (Even Cuter Than a Truffle Pig)
Chanterelle Hound (Even Cuter Than a Truffle Pig)

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