Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Last year I made a stuffed acorn squash with wild rice and apples.  It was a hit, so I made a Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash this year.  I love the presentation of the stuffed acorn squash.  So pretty.  This quinoa stuffed acorn squash is very easy to make!  You can make the filling a day in advance if you like.  Then all you need to do it roast the squash the day of.  If you need more vegan Thanksgiving ideas, you may like this post.

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The sweetness of the acorn squash goes so well with the quinoa.  I added the cranberries for a little tart flavor too.  I used fruit sweetened cranberries instead of cranberries sweetened with sugar.  So they are a little on the tart side, but work well here.  This would be a great main meal option for your vegan or vegetarian guests.  It’s quite filling!

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Easy Cabbage Salad

I made you another salad.  This time it’s an Easy Cabbage Salad. I know we are headed into November soon, but it’s still warm here in Texas.  It was actually 90 yesterday!  So salads it is.  This Easy Cabbage Salad is vegan, gluten free and can be made paleo if you omit the edamame.  The tahini dressing is so good!  It would also make a great dip for veggies!  It would also make a great dip for my spring rolls.

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We whipped this salad up in no time at all.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.  If you are a lover of all things salad, you may also enjoy this post.  If you avoid soy, you can probably use green peas in place of the edamame.

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Guest Post: Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

I am super excited to have my friend Ginny from Vegan in the Freezer guest post today.  Some of you may already follow her and know that her recipes are amazing and also very easy!  She is sharing her Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili with you today.  One can never have too many slow cooker recipes right?  So here you go!

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Do you want a great tasting slow cooker dinner for pennies?  Something with lots of spices for all kinds of flavor?  Well, Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili is it! Some days, in fact many days, it is so nice to be able to drop a mix of ingredients into a crock-pot and be on your way.  In the winter it helps warm the house and in the summer you can put your slow cooker on the patio and dine al fresco.

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