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Five Food Friday

Some things I wanted to share but didn’t want to devote a whole post to.

1) Roasted spaghetti squash seeds

We didn’t carve a pumpkin this year, but everyone kept posting delicious looking seeds.  I kept these when I made my last spaghetti squash, and roasted them with a bit of maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.  So good.

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2) Sauteed Spinach

Spinach is probably my favorite green (sorry, kale lovers), and when it’s cooked with garlic, onion, truffle oil and topped with honey goat cheese, it’s game over.  I never share (still not as good as I had Florence).

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3) Thai

As I told Colleen on her DOHmestic post, I wanted to cook Tuesday night but then was exhausted just thinking about shopping and planning and couldn’t go through with it.  The hubby and I got Thai instead.  I ordered all appetizers (even though their Pad Thai is my fav) – tofu spring rolls, vegetable skewers, and a salad.  This peanut sauce is to die for.

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4) Pumpkin butter = heaven.  Honey goat cheese = sinfully delicious. Together, on toasted cinnamon raisin bread?  DO IT.

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5) Valerie’s Cloud 9 Cookies

Her blog, Une Gamine dans la Cuisine, is always filled with incredibly tempting baked goods.  I lightened it up a bit – fewer chips, subbed out some of the butter – and mine turned out puffy and fudge-like.  I’d make her recipe exactly the next time.

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What randomly delicious foods did you have this week?  Any foodie weekend plans?

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26 responses to “Five Food Friday

  1. allieksmith December 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Spaghetti squash seeds sound awesome! I once roasted butternut squash seeds and they were pretty good.

  2. healthycollegegirl December 2, 2011 at 9:45 am

    oh my gosh there are SO many delicious combinations of food in this post i don’t even know where to begin lol i’m obsessed with goat cheese, but i would have NEVER thought to put it with pumpkin butter!! have to try that!

  3. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food December 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I am in love with pumpkin butter. I have a jar in my house year-round!

  4. Jamie @ Food in Real Life December 2, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Those pumpkin seeds look great! I’ve been meaning to get a spaghetti squash also. As far as the ginger- is it fresh or dried? How much do you use?

  5. Melissa December 2, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Pumpkin butter and honey goat cheese? Please bring me some of that! And I’ll take the cookies, too. You can send them over anytime! 😉

  6. Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

    OH I sure love pumpkin butter!!

    I’ve had a delicious sandwich this week : whole wheat ciabatta with mediterranean hummus, goat cheese, turkey, and spinach. DIVINE.

  7. sprint2thetable December 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Roasted seeds are the best! I just did some with cinnamon and curry. I can’t stop eating them!

  8. spoonfulofsugarfree December 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Love Love Love Love roasted seeds….sometimes even better than the squash itself!

  9. Tessa @ Amazing Asset December 2, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    roasted seeds are soo so good, they bring out the flavor quite well! And I found eggnog almonds at the TJs earlier this week= heaven 🙂

  10. char on a mission December 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    You’re making me hungry! And that’s funny you did a post about spaghetti squash seeds. Because I just roasted some spaghetti squash, but the left the seeds just incase I decided to use them…decision made…totally roasting them too!

  11. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate December 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Spinach is definitely my favorite green too. #sogood

  12. teabagginit December 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    i just tried tj’s cookie butter for the first time. seriously, get it now! so freaking good!

  13. blogitness December 3, 2011 at 9:26 am

    The spaghetti squash seeds look awesome, I’ve never thought of doing that! The spinach looks great as well!

  14. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate December 3, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Did you change your theme? Looks great!

  15. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way December 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    cinnamon toast with honey goat cheese and pumpkin butter? WHAT AN AWESOME combination!!!!

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