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Stuffed Squash with corn and beans

Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving and shared meals with family, friends neighbors and strangers. My favorite time of the year filled with gratitude and understanding. Food is just a art form that brings people together to share, love, talk and be thankful for our blessings.

This dish was made as a part of our Thanksgiving feast. Any type of Acorn can be used but the cooking time would be longer for the ones with the thicker skin. I used the round green kind.

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Cut the squash in half, remove seeds and brush with olive oil infused with garlic, cayenne, coriander powder, 1tsp honey, salt and pepper.

Make the mix: enough for 3 round squash

Put the dry ingredients together:

1/2 cup cornmeal, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp salt.

Put the wet ingredients together:

2 cups crushed organic corn kernels ( you can use a food processor)

1 cup cooked black beans

1 cup almond milk, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 1/2 cup cream cheese, 1 chopped tomato, 1 tsp chopped and deseeded jalapeño chili, salt and pepper to taste

Combine the wet and dry ingredient and stuff the squash.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until cooked. Top with fresh cilantro and a dash of lemon juice.

Lavender Peppermint Lip Balm

I know this is not food but this natural lip balm sure does feed the soul. My daughter and I spent a hour this morning making this for friends for thanksgiving. Recipes from the Thanksgiving meal will follow:)

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You will need the following. Please make sure all ingredients are organic and good quality.

3 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon almond oil

3 tablespoon beeswax

1 tablespoon raw honey

10 drops Lavender oil

10 drops Peppermint oil

Jars ( I bought these on Amazon)

Some dried Lavender flowers ( optional – I just used these to top the balm for interest)

In a double boiler using a glass jar melt the coconut and almond oils and beeswax. Whisk in honey and the essential oils. Pour in the jars to set and top with bits of organic lavender flowers if you have them.

You can label these, they make a great gift!

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Carrots, peas and corn with cumin

Looking for a unique side dish for thanksgiving? Why not go with global spice that satisfies the taste buds. #thanksgiving

Carrots Peas and Corn
Carrots Peas and Corn

Fresh slim organic carrots cut into small pieces

Fresh or frozen organic green peas and corn

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1 tsp cumin seeds,  1/2 tsp oinion seeds, 1 tsp each of minced ginger and garlic, 1/tsp tumeric, 3 whole red dry chilies, 1/2 tsp cayenne, salt to taste

Put 1 tbsp olive oil in pan and crackle the cumin and onion seeds for a minute, add garlic/ginger. Fry for a minute and add carrots. In about 2 minutes, add all the spices and peas and corn. A couple of tablespoons of water and cover and cook for 5-7 minutes until the carrots are tender. Tope with lime juice and fresh cilantro.

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