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Paprika Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds

I started roasting the seeds from any type of squash I make because I hate wasting food. I remembered when I was younger and my mom would roast the seeds from the pumpkins we would carve around Halloween, and I thought to myself, “…why not all squash seed varieties??!” These Moroccan-inspired spice additions have become my absolute favorite! I’m already craving them again just looking at the photo…

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Celery Root Salad

This salad is a non-traditional introduction to fall. It’s got the bright and delicate notes of summer, but the spicy and hardy bite of celery root let’s us know…oh, heck yes it’s fall!

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Simple Moroccan-Inspired Salad

I’ve noticed throughout my travels, that every country I’ve been to has a different definition of the word ‘salad’, and it is never what we imagine a salad to be in the US. I love it! I learned how to make this when visiting family in Morocco. It’s PACKED with flavor, and is only 5 ingredients!!

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Raw Carrot Ribbon Salad

I love to take my time with meals, even if I’m in a rush. I don’t like to scarf something down for the sake of saving time. This dish is something really quick that doesn’t sacrifice quality.

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The Gardener's Gazpacho

With the surplus of tomatoes in the garden, I’ve been trying to think of ways to use them as much as possible, since I don’t have a lot of time for jarring! I remembered my first trip to Barcelona, where I was much less adventurous when trying new foods than I am now. My host mother made me some gazpacho, and I couldn’t get into the idea of cold soup. Not wanting to offend her, I ate it, but the end I loved it! This recipe was inspired by those memories, but made with the ingredients available to me here in Italy.

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