Brie Topped Maple Walnut Acorn Squash.




I'm pretty sure acorn squash is the new pumpkin.  Well, at least for me.  This Brie Topped Maple Walnut Acorn Squash just did me in.  What is it about gourds?  I love 'em.  Yum.  Just like a muffin, this bad boy is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or (and!) dinner!


Brie Topped Maple Walnut Acorn Squash, Ingredients:

  • Acorn squash, cut in half with seeds scooped out
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter PER half acorn
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, PER half acorn
  • 1/4 cup shelled walnuts, PER half acorn
  • salt, to taste
  • brie, 3-4 cubes

Brie Topped Maple Walnut Acorn Squash, Directions:

  1. Put acorns in a deep broiler-safe dish, cavity side up.
  2. Place butter and walnuts in the cavity of each acorn, then pour maple syrup over top and sprinkle liberally with salt.
  3. Pour about 1/2 inch of water into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cover pan tightly with foil and bake at 425 degrees for about 50 minutes, until acorn flesh is soft.
  5. Remove foil and put brie cubes in the cavity of each acorn.  Broil on the top rack for 2 - 3 minutes until acorns and cheese are slightly browned.
  6. Garnish with a smidge more maple syrup and serve with a spoon.  Enjoy! 

















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Introducing Silk® Cashewmilks




This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Silk. All opinions are 100% mine.

Yay for Silk® Original Cashewmilk! Ever since going paleo and ditching (most) dairy, I've been looking for good milk substitutes.  You know I'm a big fan of coconut milk, but unfortunately it just isn't suited to everything.  Especially dishes that you want to remain entirely savory. 





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Enter Silk Cashewmilk!  Silk® (you may know them from their popular almond milks), is rolling out a line of cashew milks, including Silk® Original Cashewmilk and Silk® Unsweetened Cashewmilk.  Obviously being paleo, I'm partial to the unsweetened stuff, but it's sure nice to see that the sweetened version has no high fructose corn syrup.


I'm especially looking forward to trying the Silk® Original Cashewmilk in my Thai curries and paleo smoothies. How will you use it?







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From Silk®:


Silk® Original Cashewmilk is creamier than skim milk with 25% fewer calories and no saturated fat! Made with the special creaminess of cashews, it brings an irresistibly creamy taste that’s perfect over cereal, in recipes or guzzled straight from the carton.


Some of the benefits of New Silk® Original Cashewmilk versus regular milk include:


• 60 calories per serving in Original; 25% fewer calories than skim milk*


• 25 calories per serving in Unsweetened; 1/3 the calories of skim milk*


• No saturated fat


• 50% more calcium than dairy milk*


• Lactose-free


• Dairy-free


• Cholesterol-free


• No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives


• No high-fructose corn syrup


• Plant-based


Silk® Original Cashewmilk is just another reason to drink Silk®. Silk® has been changing the world, one sip (or spoonful) at a time. Since the beginning, Silk® has been out to make the world a healthier place. Not just for those who use their products, but for everyone. To learn more about this great company and its products you can go to http://silk.com/our-story.







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*LEGAL FOOTNOTES:


Calorie comparison claims against skim milk require footnote, linked by asterisk:


Silk Original Cashewmilk: 60 cal/serv; skim dairy milk: 80 cal/serv. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Data consistent with typical skim dairy milk.


Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk: 25 cal/serv; skim dairy milk 80 cal/serv. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Data consistent with typical skim dairy milk.


Calcium claim requires footnote, linked by asterisk:


(Same for both Original and Unsweetened) 45% DV calcium; dairy milk 30% DV. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Data consistent with typical skim dairy milk.


Calorie comparison claim/calcium claim combo required footnote, linked by asterisk:


Silk Original Cashewmilk: 45% DV calcium and 60 cal/serv; skim dairy milk: 30% DV calcium and 80 cal/serv. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Data consistent with typical skim dairy milk.


Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk: 45% DV calcium and 25 cal/serv; skim dairy milk: 30% DV calcium and 80 cal/serv. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Data consistent with typical skim dairy milk.


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Sweet Potato Rounds.



I'm kind of addicted to these Sweet Potato Rounds as an easy and yummy (and healthy!) side.  They're not crisp, but not soggy.  Au Gratin-ish, but not really.  I can't properly describe them except to say, they make a really nice side.  Or snack.  Or even bun, in a pinch.




Sweet Potato Rounds, Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes, cut in thin rounds (about 1/8" - 1/4" or so)
  • Olive oil (or preferred fat)
  • Salt, to taste

Sweet Potato Rounds, Directions:

  1. Rub rounds lightly with oil and place on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  2. Roast at 425 degrees for approximately 30 minutes (flip at half point), until they are browning and looking slightly crisp on the edges.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately. 







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