Maple Roasted Carrots

I wanted to make a vegetable dish for Thanksgiving that wasn’t the same old standby. I love roasted carrots and the sweetness of maple syrup just goes with them. A little bit of balsamic vinegar adds a rich brightness and toasted pecans give them some crunch – and the best part is they are so easy to make!!

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Tofu Tacos – Smoked and served with Chipotle Crema

As we try to eat more plant based foods, I’m continually running ideas through my head. I love smoked foods and the smoky taste of chipotles. So why not smoke some tofu? You don’t need a big smoker – I used a stove top version. And then I made some tacos! It’s super easy and tastes delicious!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #395

Sleigh bells ring, are ya listening? Yep. It’s that time of year and I’m enjoying it! I’m kicking the season off tomorrow with my brother and sister at the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s concert. It’s been awhile since I’ve been and I’m so excited!!

Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp.
Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we.
Welcome, Christmas. While we stand…Heart to heart… and hand in hand.”
— The Grinch, (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)

And now to figure out dinners for the rest of the month …

what's for dinner?

 So come on in and join the party – and bring your friends~

This is a collaboration of ideas ~ And we want yours! Bring your food related posts!

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as FIVE food related posts you haven’t shared recently (in the last month)!

Show a little love to a couple of posts before yours. 

Share to your blog (or vlog) post only, please- no instagram or facebook please.

             Please DO NOT link to Etsy or other sales sites or posts.

Links need to include a recipe or a link to the recipe.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!). You pick the winners just by visiting the page! 

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers. Show us your favorite by visiting their site – and next week might be you! It doesn’t have to be just for dinner.

Side Note: In order to be featured we must be able to copy your pictures to the post. We were unable to feature a couple of great recipes – Darn!!

I try to visit each post and comment. I have had problems commenting on some blogger sites erroring out. 

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Great Ways to Have More Fun With Food

Food isn’t just a functional thing to fill you up so you can live another day. Food in this day and age is a thing to be enjoyed. It is a way to express yourself creatively. It is a way to enhance your body and looks. The right foods will make your hair more luscious and help you to lose weight. And some food will give you spots and make you feel lethargic and sluggish. The thing is, those are the foods we want. The old healthy ones are the things that turn us off and make us depressed. But it does have to be this way. Let’s take a look at some ways you can have more fun with food.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Here in the US we celebrate Thanksgiving every year in November. It’s a time for family and food – lots of food – a time for thankfulness and, for some, it’s the kick off for Christmas.

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But what is Thanksgiving really?

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