Penne-Wise Pumpkin Pasta

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There was a gorgeous hubbard squash (a small-ish one) sitting on the counter for the past few weeks. I was waiting to decide what to do with it. When DH went hunting, I decided that I wanted to make something with squash. Nothing fussy, preferably something I could use as a main dish (for myself, and I don’t mind vegetarian). Rachel Ray to the rescue!

Recipes, Although Inspired, are Not the Bible (Or, how I had a revelation and skipped the pizza on CSA pickup night)

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So I was standing in line at CSA pickup tonight STARVING. For breakfast I had a half cup of granola and some raw milk. Lunch was a leftover piece of grilled KFC and about half a cup of leftover vegan chili from lunch out the other day. I’ve been eating crappy the past few days as I never did get around to meal planning and have had some late nights at work. Pizza crossed my mind . . .

East Indian Chard and Lentils

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Last Saturday I took a class on Simple Cooking. We had delicious beans, rice, and coleslaw dishes. I was inspired to find the local store that someone said had a great selection of dried beans and lentils. Tonight I dug out my copy of Extending the Table: A World Community Cookbook and decided to try a variation of the recipe for East Indian Spinach and Lentils.

Lemon Rice

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On a recent stock-the-pantry trip to Costco, DH picked up some stuffed salmon fillets. For some reason after a long day of shopping I really don’t feel like cooking, so we took the easy route. He grilled the salmon while I made this easy-peasy side dish. I’m always looking for an excuse to get out my rice cooker!