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(Giant and Mini) Holiday Butternut Squash Lasagna Rolls with Spinach

Butternut Squash Lasagna Rolls | @naturallyella

Post in partnership with Disney’s The BFG, now available on Blu-ray, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere.

Feeding a toddler has made me more creative. I’m always looking for ways to miniaturize recipes so that he can join along with exactly what we’re eating. So, when Disney asked me to create a giant and mini version of a recipe in honor of the movie Disney’s The BFG, I felt like I’d been preparing for months. To give context, in the movie, Sophie befriends the Big Friendly Giant and their friendship is the backbone for the movie.

These butternut squash rolls are my take on a meal for Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant. For the mini versions, you can make these lasagna rolls in a large muffin tin, making serving the individual portions very easy and for the hungrier giants in your life, you can make this lasagna in a regular pan!
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Coconut Curried Greens (30 minutes!)

Coconut Curried Greens (30 minutes!)

You know those dishes that are so insanely delicious you can’t help but go back for seconds and thirds, and you have to slap your own hand away for taking bites right off the serving plate?

Yeah, this is one of those dishes. Prepare yourselves for my latest curry obsession: 30-minute AMAZING Coconut Curried Greens!

This recipe is super simple, requiring just 1 pan, 30 minutes and 10 ingredients.

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Kale Quiche with Garlic

Kale Quiche with Garlic and Homemade Crust | @naturallyella

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During the holidays, quiche is my gateway vegetarian recipe. It’s a wonderful bridge for those who might be a meat and potatoes kind of person to those who want to load up on vegetables. This kale quiche is one of my favorites to make and you’re probably noticing a pattern with kale and garlic (I love it). Best of all? This is my go-to crust recipe for pies and quiches. It’s easy to make an extra crust if you’re pie making. Store it in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to make the quiche! Read more and see the recipe.

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Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies (Vegan + GF)

Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies (Vegan + GF)

We’ve officially reached the month of December and I have one thing on the brain: Cookies.

OK, cookies and somehow convincing John to get a real Christmas tree this year. The old fake one is looking real sad.

Send good vibes and tree care tips, please.

You may remember I made vegan gluten free cookies last year. However, with yet another year of recipe development under my belt, I’ve learned a lot since then and have tried new techniques and gluten free flour blends.

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Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese with Spinach

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese | @naturallyella

During the winter months, we eat a lot more pasta. It’s not always the healthiest but I love finding ways to add more vegetables to each dish without overloading. This sweet potato mac and cheese was one of my first experiments that has been made for years. The sweet potato helps to create a beautiful, golden sauce and pairs perfectly with the spinach. More recently, this is one of my favorite freezer-meals to make for families with babies! Read more and see the recipe.

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Bloody Mary Popcorn

This is what happens when popcorn meets the flavors of a Bloody Mary cocktail. The magic is a simple-but-strong spice blend made from tomato, oregano, a bit of citrus, oregano, and celery. And before we get to the recipe, I know the main question I’m going to get is about sourcing tomato powder. Look for it at any well-stocked spice store, or do a search for organic tomato powder on-line. It’s incredibly flavor-forward, lycopene-rich (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin supportive, etc.), and versatile. I love it in buttermilk dressings, savory yogurt, sprinkled on egg salads or frittatas, or as an amplification for tomato salads when it’s peak summer. Alternately, you can make your own using a dehydrator.
I’ve posted the recipe here >>>>>>.

Bloody Mary Popcorn

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