Category: Rachel’s Nourishing Kitchen

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Minty Watermelon Mojito Salad

I was looking for inspiration for my cookout contribution and wanted to find an original way to use the cucumber in this week’s Hometown Harvest bag, I stumbled across a recipe for a minty watermelon mojito salad. Watermelon + mint + lime + cucumber = the ultimate warm weather refresher. For starters, mojitos are my favorite cocktail.  The combo of tart lime and smooth mint is […]

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Ridiculously Easy Roasted Rutabaga Fries

Whenever I hear the word “rutabaga,” it reminds me of the mispronunciations of Daniel “Rudy” Ruetigger’s last name in the movie Rudy (totally worth taking the time to watch by the way – it’s really inspiring!). Here are some cool things I’ve learned about this lesser known veggie! It’s a cross between a turnip and cabbage and […]

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Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole {Gluten-Free}

Isn’t fall food the best? Root vegetables are one of my favorite foods, especially sweet potatoes, since they are so nourishing and fueling to our bodies. The sweet potatoes in your Hometown Harvest bag this week are loaded with lots of health benefits. They are… Loaded with heart healthy, filling fiber Rich in vitamins A, C, and E, […]

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Super Simple Honey-Glazed Turnips

Turnips are one of those foods few of us buy, but they’re very easy to work with and can be used like most other root vegetables – steamed and mashed, roasted, or sauteed. Turnips are a root vegetable that taste like a cross between a carrot and a potato. They’re not as starchy as potatoes […]

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Roasted Cabbage Steaks & Almond Butter Sauce

When you hear the word “steak,” the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t cabbage.  We usually associate “steak” with beef or tuna fish or even beefsteak tomatoes (YUM!), but the concept can be applied to other foods as well. This past week, I tried my hand at cauliflower steaks (oh.my.goodness recipe to come!) […]

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Roasted Kabocha Squash & Cremini Mushrooms

I first tried kabocha (ka-BOTCH-a) squash last year when my husband and I were browsing through one of our favorite cookbooks – Clean Food. The recipe was for a stuffed kabocha squash, and it was heavenly! I love squash that I don’t have to peel (since that can be a bit of a pain), and kabocha […]

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Quinoa Broccoli Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing

Did you know that broccoli is one of THE most healing, healthful foods we can eat? Tom Malterre, one of my favorite nutritionists, has been so bold as to call it “The DNA Whisperer” in his fascinating TEDTalk. I’ve written about the incredible health benefits of broccoli in another blog post (which also features my favorite “crack” […]

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Curried Red Kuri Squash {What It Is & How to Cook It}

Remember learning about “homophones” in grade school? I was a bit of a nerd about the English language (12 years of Catholic schooling will have that effect on you!), so I clearly recall lessons about homophones. They’re two words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Like kuri….and curry. Totally different spelling – same pronunciation. No wonder […]

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