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User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 20, 2017 5:37 PM (UTC)
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I've been eating like it is Thanksgiving for the last few weeks. Food blogger problems! So, I’m seeking balance this week between recipe testing and Thanksgiving with my vegan sweet potato, kale and chickpea soup. I originally shared this recipe five years ago, but it is still one of my favorites! It’s spicy, filling, satisfying and overflowing with power foods and whole grain goodness. I made slight adjustments to the ingredients and cooking method. This version doesn’t need nearly as long on the stove as the original recipe suggested (win!). 🙂 🙌  On the blog today at cookieandkate.com! #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 18, 2017 5:36 PM (UTC)
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Cookie is a carrot lover. She does quite the show when she sees the vegetable peeler! So when I make my healthy carrot muffins, she comes running! These muffins taste like carrot cake. Made with whole wheat flour and greek yogurt, these babies are healthy—you can say yes to having them for breakfast (carrot cake for breakfast, *yes please*)! 😊 🥕 Go to the blog and search carrot muffins for the recipe at cookieandkate.com #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 16, 2017 5:24 PM (UTC)
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Sponsored: Skeptical about my steel-cut oat “risotto”? 🤔 Trust me, it’s mega creamy and easy to make—watch the video for proof! Plus it uses ingredients that can go to waste easily like butternut squash and kale. By reimagining foods in your kitchen and using a pantry staple like oats, you can help reduce food waste. Video #sponsored by @Quaker. #JustAddOats
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 16, 2017 12:37 AM (UTC)
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I have been working to perfect this Bircher muesli recipe since I finally figured out how to make overnights oats tasty. This breakfast recipe will be a big help to keep your cravings and energy in check this holiday season. My homemade bircher muesli is thick and satisfying—with lots of oats, almond milk and a spoonful of almond butter for a creamy texture (so delicious!). 🙌 😍  Check out cookieandkate.com for the recipe. #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 14, 2017 12:34 AM (UTC)
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Let’s talk about this apple crisp. I updated my simple-gluten free apple crisp recipe that has been on the blog for a few years. It turned out great for me when I made it a few years ago, but I’ve heard that it didn’t turn out as well for some of you. So I’ve retested and tweaked the recipe, and it’s now better than ever! This wholesome, honey-sweetened apple crisp is covered in an irresistible oat, almond meal and pecan topping. It’s the perfect easy holiday dessert! 👌✨🍏 Recipe on the blog at cookieandkate.com #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 12, 2017 5:56 PM (UTC)
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Meet my favorite pumpkin soup recipe! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this soup would be a welcome addition to your holiday table (and it's the perfect light meal for the days in between). It's super creamy, but not too rich, and gently spiced so the pumpkin flavor really shines. ✨ 🎃  Search "pumpkin soup" on my blog at cookieandkate.com to get the recipe. #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 9, 2017 8:55 PM (UTC)
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I couldn't wait to share some exciting news! My cookbook, Love Real Food, is a semifinalist in the Good Reads Choice Awards 2017. Could you do me a favor and *vote* for my cookbook?! Thank you for your support. It means a lot! 🙌 😀  Link in profile. #GoodreadsChoice #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 9, 2017 5:48 PM (UTC)
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Sponsored: Yep, this “risotto” is made with steel-cut oats. 😱 It’s ultra creamy and totally irresistible like the regular kind! This recipe is the perfect use for your leftover butternut (or sweet potato) and kale (or spinach or chard). Recipe #sponsored by @Quaker. Get it on cookieandkate.com. #JustAddOats
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 9, 2017 12:39 AM (UTC)
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I have finally decided to share my family’s mashed potatoes recipe. It’s about time! These potatoes are known in my family as Lucille’s mashed potatoes. I’ve contemplated how to offer a “Cookie and Kate” version of these mashed potatoes (as in, a healthier version). But why mess with a good thing?! These mashed potatoes are creamy and dense, tangy and irresistible. Lucille’s potatoes are everything that I want mashed potatoes to be! 🙌 Check out the blog for my family's recipe, cooking methods and the story behind the name at cookieandkate.com. #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 7, 2017 12:37 AM (UTC)
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One of my oldest and favorite recipes for fall is my pumpkin pancakes recipe. I never thought the old photos did these pancakes justice, so I am sharing it again! This recipe taught me a lot about making pancakes from scratch. Like, that whole grain pancakes can be just as tasty and fluffy as pancakes made with regular flour. These fluffy pancakes also don’t send my blood sugar spiraling like the regular kind, so bonus! 🙌 🎃 🍁 Check out these oldies, but goodies on the blog at cookieandkate.com. #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 1, 2017 11:34 PM (UTC)
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I can’t help but crave soup when it starts to get cold outside. There is nothing better than snuggling up with Cookie on the couch and a warm bowl of soup. 👌 🐶  My black bean tortilla soup with sweet potatoes is a delightful vegetarian and lighter version of the classic chicken tortilla soup. Thanks to the black beans and sweet potatoes, it sticks with you! It's getting colder here in Kansas City, so this soup is a must in my menu line-up! Get this recipe (and other wonderful soup recipes) in our cookbook, Love Real Food. Link in bio. #cookieandkate #loverealfood
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Nov 1, 2017 12:30 AM (UTC)
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I am making homemade applesauce this Halloween! Forget everything that you hate about store-bought applesauce. Homemade applesauce tastes like the inside of an apple pie! I love to eat mine with ice cream, or on toast with peanut butter. Or go wild and layer the applesauce between yogurt and granola for an apple parfait. 🙌 🍎  It's apple season, so don’t wait! Check the recipe out on the blog at cookieandkate.com. #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Oct 30, 2017 11:30 PM (UTC)
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Leftover pumpkin purée and diced tomatoes inspired this creamy pumpkin marinara. It tastes like fall with a hint of spice, which is perfect for chilly evenings! “Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce” might be more appropriate title (like the Trader Joe’s version I had last year) since it isn’t overtly pumpkin-flavored, but that’s a mouthful. It’s comforting like mac and cheese, but lighter and full of veggies. You should make it! ✨🍁 🎃 ✨ Check out this pumpkin recipe on the blog at cookieandkate.com. #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Oct 27, 2017 11:46 PM (UTC)
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Did you know? In Italy, true eggplant Parmesan (Melanzane alla Parmigiana) is made without breading! It’s lighter, tastier and easier to make, too. So, I bring you a completely homemade Italian Eggplant Parmesan, made with roasted eggplant (not fried)! 🙌  Did I mention that this eggplant Parm is gluten-free? Up now on the blog at cookieandkate.com. #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Oct 23, 2017 11:44 PM (UTC)
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Have you ever walked down the Trader Joe’s aisle and grabbed the mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups AND the salted dark chocolate-covered almonds? This recipe is for you! These little treats are essentially grown-up, homemade Reese’s peanut butter cups. They're made with dark chocolate, filled with maple-sweetened peanut butter, and topped with a little flaky sea salt (optional, but recommended for sure). 👏 🎃 Check out the recipe at cookieandkate.com. #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Oct 21, 2017 4:54 PM (UTC)
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I can’t wait to eat paella in Spain with my pal @gimmesomeoven! 💃🏻 She just moved and I miss her already. For now, I have this baked vegetarian paella. It’s fresh, colorful and hearty, and as close as I can get to the real thing. Get the recipe at cookieandkate.com.
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User Image cookieandkate Posted: Oct 20, 2017 11:07 PM (UTC)
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Learn all my tricks to making creamy, dreamy baba ganoush! When you get it right, it's silky smooth, smoky and irresistible. Take that, hummus! 😉 Get the recipe at cookieandkate.com. #cookieandkate
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Oct 18, 2017 2:23 AM (UTC)
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Hurry!!! 💃🏻 Grab all the fresh basil you can still find and turn it into pesto. You can freeze the pesto in an ice cube tray, then transfer to a freezer bag. Make enough and you’ll have homemade pesto all winter long! You don’t have to use expensive pine nuts—almonds, pecans, pepitas, and walnuts work, too. Get the recipe at cookieandkate.com (just search for “basil pesto” or go directly to https://cookieandkate.com/2017/how-to-make-basil-pesto/). More C+K videos coming soon! ✨
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Oct 15, 2017 9:35 PM (UTC)
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Wondering what to make with those random leftover veggies? 🥒🍠🥕🌽🍅🌶 I have a new roundup of flexible recipes for you! Get it at cookieandkate.com. (If you’re interested in this recipe, search for “fried rice” on the blog.) #cookieandkate #vegetarian
User Image cookieandkate Posted: Oct 12, 2017 8:59 PM (UTC)
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What’s for dinner tonight? 😋 I’m going to polish off these Buddha bowl leftovers and then I’m gonna be sad they’re gone. They’re a veggie-packed meal that tastes like ☀️🌈✨🦄🙌. Get the recipe on cookieandkate.com! #cookieandkate