Butternut Squash Noodles in Sage Brown Butter

Butternut Squash Noodles in Sage Brown Butter - BoulderLocavore.com

I have been waiting to make this recipe since the summer and am so excited the time has come!  Early in the summer I bought a Spiralizer and it opened up an entirely new world of options for food preparation.  If you are unfamiliar with Spiralizers, they are a kitchen gadget which allows turning firm produce into noodles, large spirals and ribbons.  My summer highlights were a Cucumber Melon Spa Salad and a Zucchini Ribbon Mediterranean Salad that were delicious. My initial thoughts jumped ahead to transforming winter squash into faux pasta.  It seems a perfect way to get more vitamin-rich vegetables into the diet and in an unexpected form.  I’ve had in my mind to make Butternut Squash noodles with a simple Sage Brown Butter sauce.  It truly is a dish done in less than 30 minutes; who … {continue reading}

Slow Cooker Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder - BoulderLocavore.com.

I love a good, stick-to-the-ribs chunky soup.  In all reality I would eat it for any meal, and do, once the weather turns windy, rainy, snowy and chilly.  The only thing I love more than a chunky soup, is making it with ease in my slow cooker! I think my all-time favorite spicy ingredient is Chipotle.  The peppers are available canned in ‘adobo sauce’.  They are a smoked, dried version of jalapeno peppers, marinated in a rich-reddish brown tangy sauce leaving them with a smoldering smoky heat.  The peppers are perfect to sway the flavors of a recipe toward smoky spiciness and one should tread lightly so as to not over heat the dish to the point of not tasting anything else!  For gluten-free eaters, always be sure to read the ingredient label on a can of Chipotle en Adobo as some … {continue reading}

Creepy Spider Egg Pudding

Creepy Spider Egg Pudding - BoulderLocavore

Things that go bump in the night; isn’t that what makes Halloween so chillingly fun?  Well, fear of them really.  There are so many creepy creations for Halloween parties on the internet there is no excuse for not throwing a ghoulish bash! When I was in fourth grade I hosted some friends at my house for a Halloween party.   We moved the car from our small garage, decorated in orange and black and set up some traditional games like bobbing for apples, which as a kid we loved.  Now of course everyone is a germaphobe and would never consider dipping multiple sinus cavities in a mutual bucket of water during cold season attempting to bite a fruit someone else already may have had in their mouth.   We knew no better back then, thankfully. After all the games were played we decided … {continue reading}

23 Sweet and Savory Gluten-Free Pumpkin Recipes

23 Sweet and Savory Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes | BoulderLocavore.com

We at Boulder Locavore love our fall pumpkin recipes!  Imagine my surprise when looking back to find we have 23 mouthwatering sweet and savory dishes using all using the favorite orange orb!  It seemed a good idea to round them up in one place so as to arm you with options for the upcoming months.  There are dishes for every meal of the day and as always they are gluten-free with a gluten option! Pumpkin Essentials: How to Make Pumpkin Puree Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: The Best Method Ever! Savory goodness: Pumpkin Polenta with Bacon-Maple Gravy Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Bean Sausage Chili Baked Brie with Maple-Pumpkin Butter, Honey, Marcona Almonds and Pepitas Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins with Whipped Honey-Maple Cinnamon Butter Pumpkin Chipotle … {continue reading}

DIY Homemade Pumpkin Puree

DIY Homemade Pumpkin Puree - BoulderLocavore.com

Right now in the Boulder Locavore kitchen, a day does not pass without a dish including pumpkin being happily gobbled up.  From Pumpkin Iced Lattes to the latest Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Bundt cake (with Salted Dark Caramel Glaze), we are eating our fill of this wonderful seasonal squash. I will sheepishly admit that until I started really letting seasonal produce lead my eating, I never imagined that the puree could be made from the pumpkin, and easily.  I suppose I just never thought of it or did not want to take the time.  Way back in the earliest days of the Boulder Locavore blog I shared the method for making Homemade Pumpkin Puree as part of a Creamy Pumpkin Rice Pudding recipe (you can marvel at my fantastic early photos there!).  I’ve linked back to it in more recent recipes … {continue reading}

Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Bundt Cake with Dark Salted Caramel Glaze

Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Bundt Cake with Dark Salted Caramel Glaze -  BoulderLocavore.com 274p

I hope wherever you are in the Northern Hemisphere you are enjoying as beautiful a fall weekend as are we.  At the end of a veeeeeeeery long week last week, I was remarking to my very sleepy kids on route to school that I was really done with the 85 degree temps; that it’s time for fall.  My teen (who I can say unequivocally is a nice variety teen girl) quietly suggested that I should contact Mother Nature and let her know she had left her summer on too long. Mother Nature got the message because we’ve had our first freeze warning and are enjoying hospitable sweater weather.  It’s a beautiful time for taking walks with the light at a cozy warm angle in the sky.  Brilliant crimson, gold, and peach leaves flutter in the breeze.  Canadian geese are flying overhead.  Halloween … {continue reading}