Roasted Veggiepalooza

Is it still pigging out if you’re bingeing on vegetables?

I went a little crazy at our farmstand last week. I got sweet potatoes, parsnips, and Brussels sprouts, and decided to try something new-to-me: cheddar cauliflower! I filled two whole baking sheets with vegetables, which I tossed with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and finely chopped garlic.
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Everything came out perfectly roasted–tender and just slightly caramelized–and the house smelled so good!
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I couldn’t have imagined a more delicious dinner–a big bowl of roasted fall delights.
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Also I loved the cheddar cauliflower! It is much like regular cauliflower except that it has a lovely orange hue and also a slightly earthy aftertaste, much like cheddar cheese. Delicious! I will definitely buy this again.
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I still have a giant butternut squash on my counter and am open to suggestions as to what to do with it…

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Fall Festivities

Well, there is no question that fall has arrived in New England. The thermostat in H’s car this morning read 37 degrees. Yikes!

We also carved our jack-o-lantern on Sunday.
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GO PATS!!!

We celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary on Tuesday, which snuck up on us amazingly fast.
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(No, I’m not pregnant. I had just eaten the biggest veggie burger of all time at the Cheesecake Factory.)

Finally, my parents, brother, and grandparents are coming to visit this weekend and I am so excited! I am also glad that the famous fall foliage has arrived just in time for them.
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My family will be here through next Wednesday, and on Tuesday night we are all going out to a nice dinner, after which H and I will be hosting dessert and coffee at our house. What to bake, what to bake??

Two weekends ago I made the East Coast Coffee Cake from Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I made the banana and jam swirl version, using my mother-in-law’s homemade raspberry jam.

Here it is unbaked, without the crumbs:
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Unbaked, with crumbs:
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Finished product:
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It was delicious. And beautiful (if I do say so myself)!

This week, though, an obvious choice would be something with pumpkin.

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The Best Pumpkin Muffins from Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.

Or apples. I do have 20 lbs. of those from apple picking last weekend.
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No matter what I go with, I am looking forward to serving everything on my wedding china!! Fall is definitely a time for celebration!