Fall Flavors

I was in search of a recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash Soup the other day…

Normally, I’m not a huge squash fan but I was in the mood for something different and my neighbor gave me a Butternut Squash that I wanted to use.

In my online search, I discovered this wonderful food blog called, “Cookie and Kate,” Kate (Kathryne Taylor) cooks vegetarian meals while her dog, Cookie cleans up the crumbs!  🙂

I made the Roasted Butternut Squash soup last night – just love that gorgeous orange color, don’t you?


The soup was a bit bland for my taste so I added thyme, black pepper and Tabasco Sauce.  I tend to cook like I create… I rarely follow the recipe!  😉

While the Butternut squash was roasting in the oven, I tempted to watercolor the salad, a recipe I also found at CookieandKate.com


I LOVE the Fall flavors in the salad – BTW, I didn’t even taste the kale but you could substitute spinach.

You can find the recipe as Kale, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Granola Croutons.


I will be serving this salad for Thanksgiving dinner.  I like that I can limit the portion sizes to one or two servings or more – depending on how many people will be coming.

Hubby especially liked the Granola Croutons with oats, pecans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds:


I liked the easy Lemony Maple Mustand Salad Dressing too!

I enjoy trying new foods and recipes.  Kate has written a cookbook with colorful photos, called, “Love Real Food,”  I love cookbooks so I had to purchase it!  🙂

I eat at least one vegetarian meal each week, how about you?

If you give one of her recipes a try, I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

15 responses to “Fall Flavors

  1. I love the idea of granola croutons. Thanks! (K)

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  2. Mmmm, looks delicious and additionally the colors are so pretty! I´m in parts vegetarian, I don’t eat any meat, but I eat fish because it is really healthy. It made me smile to read that you have difficulties following recipes – I usually follow it once and then I have to modify it to really fit my taste… But the best way of cooking is to just throw together whatever you find in the fridge and get some surprise in the end 😉

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    • Sounds like a fun way to cook, Ann! 😊 And fish is super healthy – I try to eat it once a week. My mom always cooked with lots of color and it is healthier I believe to eat lots of colorful veggies! Cheers! ❤️

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  3. Oh yum! What a wonderful dinner. That salad does sound amazing!!

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  4. Hi Jill – what a great discovery. I will check out Cookie and Kate. Your finished soup looks delicious. And, I love your watercolor salad.

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  5. I love butternut squash and that color is lovely! I’m glad you were able to make the soup tasty and not bland.

    I like sweet crunchy bits of candied nuts, or cranberries in my salads too. They’re less healthy…probably but yummy! 🙂

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  6. They both sound so good!

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  7. Yum! Yum! Yum! And I adore your watercolor salad! 😍

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