Maple Syrup & Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Thyme

Sweet & Tangy 1 Pan Brussels Sprouts
Sweet & Tangy 1 Pan Brussels Sprouts

Hi! Hope you are having a lovely week so far. You get to decide how you want your day to go, right? Hope you have been making your days count; whatever that means to you. Thanksgiving is next week! That came quickly, right? Weren’t we just celebrating the 4th of July? Take a deep breath, relax, and cook some Brussels Sprouts.
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Chili (Vegan)

A one pot hearty chili for a fall day!
A one pot hearty chili for a fall day!

Happy Thursday! As I’m writing this, today is Halloween. We will be staying in, feasting on leftovers, listening to podcasts, and we may let our brains turn to mush via Netflix. After another busy weekend, there was a 0 in 0 chance of us venturing out tonight. Alas, the night wasn’t void of chocolate; we made these treats and they were perfect.
Dessert Ravioli! Filled with roasted pumpkin & carnival squash, persimmon, fresh ginger, and a dash of ancho powder. Finished with a chocolate drizzle, pumpkin seeds, and a sprinkle of salt.
Dessert Ravioli! Filled with roasted pumpkin & carnival squash, persimmon, fresh ginger, and a dash of ancho powder. Finished with a chocolate drizzle, pumpkin seeds, and a sprinkle of salt.

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Matcha Elixir with Ginger, Citrus, and (optional) Bourbon

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Hope you are having a lovely week! This week seems to be dragging for some reason. Maybe it’s anticipation of the weekend ahead? Perhaps it’s the change in weather? On the other hand, we’ve been super relaxed this week. Getting into bed early; not cooking two hour dinners; coming home from work and changing into comfy clothes at a record breaking pace…it’s been nice. Podcasts have been our jam this week, true crime mostly. Hey, it IS almost Halloween, ya know? If you like that kind of thing check out Generation Why. They have a ton of interesting episodes! A few stories will probably be familiar to you, a couple will be very familiar, but most will likely be new to your ears.
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Butternut Squash, Rice, and Saffron Stew

Hearty, warming, and perfect for an Autumn evening!
Hearty, warming, and perfect for an Autumn evening!

Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend so far! We spent the weekend with family and friends, and today Warren took me for a belated birthday brunch on the Foothills Parkway. Just look at that view!
Birthday brunch with a view!
Birthday brunch with a view!

And he even poached eggs for us to bust open on top of some grilled garlic bread!
Yes, this really happened!
Yes, this really happened!

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