My Autumn Bucket List

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Autumn Bucket List
Go apple picking
Make apple sauce
Go to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin
Go hiking once a week
Continue to downsize my wardrobe
Read the Vampire Academy series
Do a Halloween maze
Sip a glass at a local winery
Shopping a street fair
See family in Ohio
See family in New Jersey
Have a spooky/horror movie marathon weekend
Make a bat box
Work on an autumn themed 1000 piece puzzle while the fireplace is lit
Roast marshmallows in our fireplace
Volunteer at the Food Bank
Learn to knit or crochet
Run at least one Halloween themed race

 

Autumn Social Media Bucket List
300 Instagram followers (yeah I’m not on there much)
700 Pinterest followers
1500 Twitter followers
1000 WordPress followers
700 WordPress followers

Autumn Business Bucket List
Add 2-4 people to my Arbonne team
Help at least 2 people a week get started on a healthier eating/living path
Get my business cards made
Get all the supplies I need together to start having Sip, Sample & Shop parties

Because it’s Halloween, here’s a recipe for spicy curried pumpkin soup!

I love Halloween. It’s one of the best times of the year to me. I love seeing the creativity that can come from some of the costumes and the way people decorate their homes. I love scaring my…

Source: Because it’s Halloween, here’s a recipe for spicy curried pumpkin soup!

Pumpkin Risotto with Browned Butter and Sage

Right about now most of the jack-o-lanterns round here are looking like they need dentures.  The others have been nibbled at by various nocturnal creatures.  It’s not pretty. But I was able to put the little pumpkin that’s been decorating my kitchen counter to good use.  I made him into a delicious risotto. But first I roasted the seeds with olive oil and more of my special spice mix.  I told you that stuff would come in handy.  I roasted them at 350 for 15-20 minutes, checking and stirring every 5 minutes.  They came out extra crunchy […]

Source: Pumpkin Risotto with Browned Butter and Sage

Lentils and Squash Soup

Serves: 4 to 6

 Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 4 peeled carrots
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Garden of Life Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup red lentils (soaked overnight and rinsed)

Directions:

1. Chop carrots and onion.
2. Heat your pot very hot and toss in coconut oil, onions and a few dashes of salt. Cook onions for a few minutes until they are translucent.
3. Add the ginger, garlic, carrot and celery.
4. Sauté for a minute or two and then add the lentils, squash and the stock.
5. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer for approximately 1 to 1½ hours, or until the soup is of a thick consistency and the vegetables are soft.

 

Source: Lentils and Squash Soup

The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp butter (use olive oil for paleo)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and rough chopped
  • 26 oz box chicken stock (I use vegetable stock)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Recipe & Instructions here…: The Perfect Butternut Squash Soup

Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Bowl

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Who has been thirsty for Thursday?!  I know I have. Here’s a recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Latte (or PSL as it’s called on social media, because there’s simply no time to type three …

Source: Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Soup with Apple

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Didn’t I say that fall was approaching steadily? Well, here it is – I guess I shouldn’t have jinxed it… Here in Copenhagen, it was raining so much that I will probably…

Source: Pumpkin Soup with Apple