Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Sometimes you make something so good that you can’t put it into words.  I’ve honestly never been someone who takes the time to make my own soup, but this soup may have changed my mind. There is no comparison between homemade soup and store bought. Also, how awesome is it that this soup has ZERO preservatives. Also, I’m pretty sure it’s almost impossible to mess up a soup recipe.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Fun fact for you: I hate carrots. I will not eat them raw and I won’t eat them cooked by themselves, but  I love them in soups. You could probably modify this recipe slightly and still yield amazing results, but do not leave out the green apple. Just don’t! It adds the most perfect flavor and I would be sad for you to miss that…. 

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Vegan Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread| The Local Taste

Depending on what part of the world you’re in you may be experiencing what I am today. It’s bone chilling cold here in Nashville. This morning when I woke up it was a whopping 9 degrees! I don’t do winter. I despise cold weather. I’m dreaming of sunny days..sigh. One perk of cold days is staying indoors and baking. What is it about the cold that makes me want to be all homemaker-ish?

Vegan Banana Bread| The Local Taste

If you’ve followed my blog at all you know I love me some bananas.  There is so much you can make with those brown bananas. Banana bread is one of my favorite comfort foods. Give me that along with mac n cheese and I’m in heaven. I’ve been dying to try out my new food processor! It’s a definite upgrade from my cheap-o food processor that sounded like a train was going through my kitchen when I used it. … 

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HOMEMADE PASTA WITH BROCCOLI CHEESE SAUCE

Broccoli Cheese Pasta| The Local Taste

Happy 2015! My goal (not resolution because I never make those and I definitely could never stick to them) for 2015 is to make time to rest and enjoy life. I am one of those people that simply doesn’t know how to “rest.” If I’m home I’ve got a project going on. Usually I’m reorganizing something, painting something, or making some sort of list. I’m the ultimate list maker. This week I finally got back in the kitchen to make this easy, but tasty dish!

I’m not going to lie and act like I’ve been cooking away for the past month. In all actuality I’ve been working weird hours and eating an abundance of Chipotle. I’m completely addicted to Chipotle and their guacamole (I could eat buckets of that stuff!). I’ve been wanting to make some homemade pasta again for a while now. Remember when I shared my recipe for easy homemade whole wheat pasta WITHOUT a fancy pasta maker. Once you make homemade pasta you won’t want to go back to store bought (trust me).

Homemade Broccoli Cheese Pasta| The Local Taste

For this recipe I wanted to incorporate some of our favorites: almond milk, cheese, and broccoli. … 

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