Posts in protein
Comfy Tomato-y Orzo with Chickpeas

I’ve made this a few times now, and after tweaking it, it’s gotten to the point where I need to share it. It uses a few staples that you’ll want to keep handy from now on because you never know when you’ll be snowed in and have a house full of guests. I’ve tweaked the recipe to make it nondairy, but you should feel free to swap out actual cheese for the vegan parmesan.

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[It's the Great] Pumpkin Stuffed Shells with Ricotta and Spinach

When I eat pasta I want the dish to be bursting with flavor instead of me bursting at the seams. I came across this fantastic pumpkin recipe last year and adapted it for my family and out-of-town-guests to serve for dinner the night before the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Chase 10K and 2-mile fun run/walk near my house.

Pumpkin is such a nutrient rich and fairly low-carb fruit that it seems a shame to showcase all of our pumpkin recipes during the October and November holidays. But then again maybe that's why these dishes always seem so special and festive.

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Warm Farro Salad with Delicata Squash

My sister Phyllis made this recipe at my house for Thanksgiving in 2016 and since then it's been a staple in my kitchen. Sure farro is a great source of both healthy carbs and protein, but more important, this recipe is a snap and tastes and looks totally professional. I've adapted it from the original recipe on The Kitchn food blog.

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