Maple Roasted Delicata Squash & Chickpea Zucchini Pasta with Toasted Pumpkin Gremolata Breadcrumbs

Maple Roasted Delicata Squash & Chickpea Zucchini Pasta with Toasted Pumpkin Gremolata Breadcrumbs

Two words: delicata squash

I probably shouldn’t be admitting this, but up until I made this dish, I had not once cooked a delicata squash. Why not? I thought, like gourds, they were purely decorative. How embarassing! And I call myself a food blogger?

I think I made up for it with today’s recipe. And please excuse my use of chickpeas for the second time this week: I didn’t want them to go bad! 

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Maple-Honey Roasted Carrot Noodle Ricotta Crostini with Coconut Flakes

Maple Honey Roasted Carrot Noodle Ricotta Crostini with Coconut Flakes

In Park City, Utah this past weekend, I hiked and biked by day and celebrated the nuptials of two very special friends by night…. while dreaming of roasting noodles. I know, I’m weird. Now that there’s only a few weeks before fall is upon us, I can debut some roasted spiralized vegetables.

Roasting veggies brings out flavors that can’t be tasted if sauteed, grilled, boiled or prepared any other way. Besides sword fighting, my favorite way to use carrots is to roast them and bring out their sweetness. Even baking whole carrots in the oven with salt, pepper and olive oil makes for a warm and inviting appetizer or side dish.

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Cinnamon-Nutmeg Sweet Potato Noodle Pancakes with Blueberry Chobani & Baby Nectarines

Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodle Pancakes with Blueberry Chobani Greek Yogurt

I will be the first to admit, the pictures of these pancakes are a hot mess. Luckily for me, messes are the BEST type of meals. Who wants to feel guilty about sticking their fork into a meal and “ruining” it? Not me. Think of it this way: wouldn’t you feel better if someone spent 10 seconds wrapping your present rather than 10 minutes, so that when you rip the immaculate wrap-job you don’t have to say “Aw, this is so beautiful, I feel so bad opening it!” beforehand? Besides, once the fork hits the dish, it becomes a hot mess anyway. 

Now that I’ve prefaced the photos, let me tell you that these sweet potato noodle pancakes will be the biggest surprise of your life, aside from the gender announcement of your firstborn. Seasoned lightly with cinnamon and nutmeg, these noodles are not only a gluten-free way to eat a pancake, they’re comforting and inviting. 

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