Thursday, October 15, 2020

What the Heck is This Weird Looking Veggie?

 So THIS came in my Full Circle Farm Box Delivery!  I was so excited, 'cuz I've never tried it before!  As a matter of fact, I never even heard of it before seeing it on the Full Circle list of potential veggies choices...that's why I picked it!  Do you know what it is?  C'mon, take a guess!  

OK, give up?  

It's Celeriac!  Never heard of it?  It's also called Celery Root, Knob Celery and Turnip Rooted Celery.  Apparently, it's not TRUE celery.  It's a variety of celery cultivated primarily for its root.  

It's pretty ugly, right?  But don't judge a book by its cover!  It's got lots of many fine qualities!

Plus, you can use it in all kinds of ways!  You can use it raw in salads or cooked in stews and soups.  You can roast it like roasted potatoes.  And you can mash it like mashed potatoes!  

I chose to try it by using it in this Smashed Celeriac Recipe by Jamie Oliver.  It was yumzo!  Even hubby liked it...and he's not a huge veggie fan.  I added a bit more herbs to it (thyme, sage, and rosemary) and cut down a smidge on the oil.  REALLY good!

So, that was my food adventure for today!  Have you ever been adventurous and tried a new food?  Tell me about it!  I'd love to hear!

Hugs, Friends!


I Tried It! Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie!

Pumpkin Pie GREEN Smoothie.

I know what you're thinking...
"Gross! Anything pumpkin related should NOT be GREEN!"

(That's what I thought too!)

But I'm telling you, the Minimalist Baker has done it again! She made a "good for you" GREEN smoothie that tastes just like pumpkin pie! I'm not kidding!

So those of you out there who know me, know I'm a total Lover-Of-All-Things-Autumn and that once Fall hits I get mad cravings for Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Apple Crisp, Pumpkin Muffins, Molasses Cookies, and anything else that's sweet, comforting, and full of spice!

Problem is, this girl is doing her darndest to rock her best health and she knows that sugar, additives, eggs and gluten are not her friends.
So this is why I am always on the lookout for yummy, whole food, Fall treats.
Luckily, I found this one.
The Pumpkin Pie GREEN Smoothie

For my smoothie lovers, it's a real treat. (I dare say you could even top it with coconut whipped cream for the full pumpkin pie experience!)

Have Fun! And Happy Fall Y'All!

I used homemade almond milk as a base! Wowza!

Sometimes I mix up the greens: spinach, baby chard, baby kale, beet greens, carrot greens, etc. It's a good way to get a little variety in your diet and to use seasonal greens when you might not know what to do with them!

Get a good pumpkin pie spice--the spicier the better! OR mix your own using cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves!

Monday, October 5, 2020

Pumpkin Pie Morsels (Using Almond Pulp!)

To my gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free friends...

Wish you could just gobble up a piece of pumpkin pie without worry of tummy upset, bloating or acid reflux?  

Well, guess what?  These yummy little morsels of pumpkin-y goodness are gonna be right up your Autumn Alley!  Yup, no dairy, no eggs, no gluten!  And no added sugar either!  Plus, if you’re an almond-milk-maker, it’s a good way to use up that leftover almond pulp!  (If you’re NOT  an almond-milk-maker, you can always sub out the almond pulp for almond meal...just add it in a little at a time until you get the desired consistency.  You probably won’t need the full ¼ cup as it is much drier than almond pulp!)

Be aware...these are addictive and yummy!  Seriously, just like the inside of a pumpkin pie. And no baking needed!  Oooh, and even though they’re made of good, whole food ingredients, they are NOT low cal or low sugar, so be mindful!  

Now that you’ve been’s the recipe!

Pumpkin Pie Morsels


  • Food Processor


  • ¼ C shredded unsweetened coconut

  • ½ C Pecans

  • Approx. 12 Dates (1 C pitted)

  • ¼ C Almond Pulp 

  • ⅓ C pumpkin puree

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice


  1. Chuck coconut and pecans into your food processor.  Process until well blended. 

  2. Add in pitted dates.  Process until well blended.

  3. Add remaining ingredients.  Process until well blended.

  4. Form “dough” into 1 inch balls.  

  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  6. Enjoy