Not Your Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe Roundup

Not Your Grandma's Pumpkin Pie Recipe Roundup | coffeeandquinoa.com

Happy Halloween! We’re celebrating with… pie? Halloween isn’t so much my thing, but I am (obviously) a huge Thanksgiving fan. And there’s a chill in the air and I’m finally getting into the whole fall flavors thing, let’s take those Halloween pumpkins and turn them into pies! But first let’s play a game: apple pie, pecan… 

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Spinach Salad with Strawberry Jam Vinaigrette | coffeeandquinoa.com

Spinach Salad with Strawberry Jam Vinaigrette

Maybe I’m being too sensitive, but I feel repeatedly insulted by my dry cleaner. It’s not just the prices, although those are absurd. It’s only recently that I started buying clothes (read: silk blouses) that I can’t just throw in my trusty Dryel bag to “dry clean,” and it’s hard to stomach more than $10… 

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The Last Wedding Planning Update! | coffeeandquinoa.com

The Last Wedding Planning Update!

I am on board and buckled up for the emotional roller coaster ride that is monitoring the 10 day forecast before my wedding. Just kidding – it hasn’t been too emotional (so far). Mostly because right now the weather forecast looks like this: 72 and sunny on Saturday, September 20th. You really couldn’t ask for a more… 

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Creamy Smoked Trout Pate | coffeeandquinoa.com

Creamy Smoked Trout Pate

This recipe is my way of pretending I’m still on the Vineyard. Every smoky, creamy bite brings me back to vacation… delicious, delicious vacation! Actually, this recipe is my way of mashing up vacation and real life. A creamy fish pate is definitely an island treat, but the one we had on the Vineyard is made with… 

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Layered Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing | coffeeandquinoa.com

Layered Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

The final wedding countdown is on! 12 days, you guys. TWELVE DAYS. Nate and I were in Atlanta this weekend at our friends Sara and Anthony’s wedding. Sara and I got engaged right around the same time, and were checking with each other as we planned our weddings to make sure we picked different dates…. 

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Avocado Horchata Smoothie | coffeeandquinoa.com

Avocado Horchata Smoothie

Green smoothies are the name of the game today. Funny-lookin’? Oh ja. Delicious? You betcha. Let’s kick it off with my top 5 reasons you should make this smoothie: 5. It’s vegan. 4. It’s silky smooth from the avocado. 3. It’s like horchata, but healthy! 2. “Horchata” is fun to say. 1. And the number… 

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Cheesy Southwest Pasta Salad + a GIVEAWAY! | coffeeandquinoa.com

Cheesy Southwest Pasta Salad + a GIVEAWAY!

This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. I’m looking for ways to extend summertime. The list I’ve brainstormed so far: – Keep wearing white pants. – Move to Arizona. – Eat nothing but corn and zucchini until January. – Heat lamps. …other ideas?

Chocolate SunButter Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate SunButter Banana Ice Cream

If you’re vegan, I’m willing to bet you’ve made banana ice cream before. You know, the magical kind made with nothing but frozen bananas that is somehow amazingly similar to dairy ice cream? I used to make it frequently, but after a while it slipped off my radar (once I got an ice cream maker,… 

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Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Carrot Dip

Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Carrot Dip

So I’ve finally made the acquaintance of harissa. For the last year, I’ve seen other bloggers making delicious spicy recipes with this spice blend I’d never heard of. I kept vowing to try it… then returning to my lazy, familiar ways. But a little tub of it caught my eye at the farmer’s market on… 

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