What I Ate This Week | Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, Minus the Cheese!

It’s November! Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet? I added a link to my sidebar with all of my Thanksgiving-related content for those of you who like to do your planning in advance. And I’m going to be posting some more Thanksgiving ideas over the next few weeks too, both here on Oh My Veggies and on Potluck. I don’t usually do a lot of holiday posts, but I make an exception for Thanksgiving because it’s so centered around food. Food that is not vegetarian! And that can be a little frustrating.

Here’s what I ate this week:

Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Pasta & Greens Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Pasta and Greens from Oh She Glows // THIS IS SO GOOD! You should make it. I added some Field Roast sausage to ours since I had it on hand. We loved the smoky flavor of this sauce.

Raw Caramel Dip with Apples Raw Caramel Dip with Apples from Nutrition Stripped // McKel is one of the regular contributors for Potluck and when she submitted this recipe, I was so excited about it because anything involving caramel? I am all over it. If you haven’t had raw caramel sauce before, it tastes surprisingly like the real thing. This helped me resist all the candy we bought for Halloween.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Skewers with Lemon-Thyme Dressing Roasted Brussels Sprouts Skewers with Lemon-Thyme Dipping Sauce from Vegetarian Times // Brussels sprouts! On a stick! Although I’ll be honest, since I was just making these for Chris and me, I only put a few on the skewers for the picture, so this photo is a lie. But it’s a delicious lie.

Crispy Bean & Cheese Tacos Crispy Bean and Cheese Tacos from Mountain Mama Cooks // I had a random bag of leftover refried beans in the freezer, so this seemed like the perfect recipe to make with them. And it was! Even if I burned my tortillas a little bit. Oops! This is why you should not text and cook at the same time.

Apple Cinnamon Tea Latte Apple Cinnamon Tea Latte from Running to the Kitchen // Waking up to a foamy, apple-y latte is a great way to start the day. Delicious!

Farro and Sausage Stuffed Baked Apples Farro and Sausage-Stuffed Baked Apples from Potluck // I participated in McCormick’s Go 4 Gourmet challenge and had to develop a recipe using farro, nutmeg, chestnuts, and apples. This is what I came up with! I made savory baked apples stuffed with Field Roast (vegetarian!) sausage, farro, chestnuts, cheese and sautéed onions.

Kiersten Frase

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Comments

  1. says

    So happy you liked the butternut pasta!! Thanks for the shout out. Good call on pairing it with Field Roast. What doesn’t that stuff go well with? hah.
    I’m pretty excited because I have all the ingredients to make the apple tea latte today. :) It’s going to be a good start to the month.

  2. says

    I made that Oh She Glows pasta too, and it was seriously one of the best things EVER to come out of my kitchen. I was never a big fan of squash sauces before that – now it’s a different story! Your meals are oh-so-photogenic, as always. Have a great weekend!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I really like butternut squash sauce, but this is the first one that I tried that didn’t have dairy in it and I was surprised at how flavorful and cheesy it was. I just wish I hadn’t made it in half because I wanted leftovers!

  3. says

    I’ve just found out that Field Roast have made it to London so I’m extra excited to copy you and try that pasta with some when I pick up the sausage! I know I’m going to love it. Love that you used orecchiette too- probably my favourite pasta shape :D

  4. says

    Love the apple cinnamon tea latte… looks soooooo good. I would think just leaving a slice of apple with tea would give that amazing flavor.. I’m gonna try that. I’ve had Apple Tea at Turkish restaurants and I love it. :-)

  5. Joy says

    You just don’t know how helpful this weekly post is! I’m just starting to transition into vegetarianism, and I’ve eaten meat once in the past few months. I was literally starving myself because I didn’t know what to make and I’d live off of cereal, yogurt, bananas, and candy! These recipes are so easy, and fit right into my busy college schedule. I also have a better sense of what i should buy at the store because of your blog.Thank you so much for your posts!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I’m so glad I can help! Candy is delicious, but probably not the best staple food. :) But I’ve totally been there. I think there were several months when I kind of lived off of Doritos and bagels…

  6. says

    Thanks for calling my attention to the butternut squash mac and (no) cheese. I’ve only recently started making vegan ‘cheeses’. I. Love. Them.

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