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Italian Roasted Tomatoes

Hello again! I’m so happy to be back, I know I’ve been gone for a while working on some new big projects but I’m here and I have about a million recipes for you. Okay, not a million, maybe some day, but definitely a lot and it’s starting with this oldie but goodie, one of my lifelong favorites: Italian Roasted Tomatoes!

Cheesy Portabella Pizzas

Easy, cheesy, portabella pizza! Great low carb snacks with plenty of protein! #glutenfree #healthy #recipes

5 ingredients, don’t you love when a recipe has just 5 ingredients? Now, I wasn’t totally sure if I should call these Cheesy Portabella Pizzas 5 ingredient or not because, well, do garlic powder and olive oil and oregano count? These are such staples in my kitchen that it’s pretty safe to assume if I don’t have any I don’t live there any more. So I’ll leave it up to you- if kitchen norms are freebies then these Cheese Portabella Pizzas are a 5 ingredient recipe, if not, well then this is 5 ingredients plus!

Spiced Lentil Soup

Warm and hearty Spiced Lentil Soup with tomatoes and spinach, perfect for chilly winter dinners! #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #recipes

Flannel shirts, hot cups of tea, and Spiced Lentil Soup, yup, winter’s here and I am so excited! Why? Because it’s soup season! Maybe I’m just a little weird, but you know that interview question “if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?” and any normal person would probably say mac and cheese or guacamole or chocolate? Yeah, I say soup. It’s warm and filling and I can fill it with my favorite things so whatever I’m in the mood for, it’s always the right choice. That’s not even mentioning all the perks of one pot meals! Therefore, I warn you now, Fresh Fit Foodie is probably going to turn into Fresh Fit Soupie until I have to pack away my fuzzy winter socks!

Fresh Tomato White Bean Soup

Fresh Tomato White Bean Soup- from scratch made easy with fresh produce, #glutenfree pasta, and protein filled beans! #vegan #healthy #recipes

Fresh is really the key word in this Fresh Tomato White Bean Soup. Everything that’s good and wonderful and delicious about this soup is thanks to the heaps of fresh tomato, fresh onion, fresh garlic, fresh basil. It might be (finally!) getting chilly outside, but there’s so much rich flavor when you make everything from scratch it’s worth a little extra chopping. And trust me, this vegan & gluten free soup is so delicious and easy to make everyone in your family with love it!

Butternut Squash Lasagna

No Noodle Butternut Squash Lasagna the ultimate fall comfort food and perfect for your Holiday buffet! #healthy #glutenfree #recipes

This is what I call comfort food. Yes it takes a little extra effort (using two different pans whoa Katie slow down!), yes it takes a little more time, but it’s the kind of dish that just makes everything better, at least as long as there’s another bite on your plate! Filled with the absolute tastiest garlic roasted tomatoes, all the cheese, and tender squash, this Butternut Squash Lasagna is exactly what your dinner table (or Thanksgiving table) needs and maybe my favorite part about it- it’s noodle free! (Let’s be real, my favorite part is the cheese, definitely the cheese, but hey, the noodle-less-ness is a close second!).

Safely Chop a Butternut Squash

How to Safely Chop A Butternut Squash Guide! #healthy #recipes #thanksgiving

I’ll admit, I’ve been known to buy frozen squash when making soups simply to avoid the hassle of trying to chop a butternut squash without losing a finger. It’s strangely shaped and dense and that weird residue it leaves all over your hands is just impossible to get off. But! If your recipe calls for any other shape than square and any other texture then pureed the freezer stuff just won’t cut it. That is why I’m here tonight- because I want to share my best, safest, easiest method for chopping perfect butternut squash every time!

Winter Squash Soup

My obsession with this Winter Squash Soup began two years ago the first time I tried Whole Foods’ Triple Squash Soup. It was love at first taste. Just a few bites in and I was hunting google for the recipe (sadly no amount of soup-love is sustainable at $4 per cup). Since that day I’ve made renditions of this Winter Squash Soup dozens of times, adjusting and tweaking until it finally arrived here: perfection. 

One Pot Pumpkin Chili

One Pot Pumpkin Chili- the best warming fall comfort food! This version is #vegan #glutenfree and #healthy too! #recipes

November, let’s talk. See, Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away and by all accounts I should be bundling up in all the flannel and puffy things I can find. I should be waist deep in rainbow leaves and drinking hot chocolate or apple cider on my chilly early morning walk home from 6 AM yoga. But no, November, apparently you’ve decided it’s actually April and we’re just going to skip over that whole “Fall” season (let’s not even start on “Winter”)! November, you’ve decided I still need to wear tank tops when I work out BUT no matter how strangely is-the-world-ending-ly warm you’ve made this month, you won’t keep me from hoarding pumpkin recipes like a squirrel hoarding nuts! (Which they are still doing despite your best efforts). 

Autumn Salad

Autumn Salad filled with maple roasted carrots & tangy pomegranate seeds #glutenfree #yum #healthy #food #recipes

Okay, I know it’s not even Halloween yet but Target already has their winter/ Christmas decorations on display so I think it’s fully reasonable to start building my Thanksgiving repertoire of recipes. As the sole gluten intolerant member of my family (the only vegetarian too), Thanksgiving is a time of laughter, catching up, standing around the kitchen while my chef uncle directs us all and… happily bringing a few dishes that are definitely Katie-safe. And let me tell you, this Autumn salad with it’s maple glazed carrots, tangy pomegranates, creamy goat cheese, and earthy pecans is going to make all 5 million of my relatives realize the gluten free vegetarian life- yeah, it’s delicious!

Balsamic Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic & Rosemary Brussels Sprouts- such an easy side but so delicious! Perfect Thanksgiving recipe! #healthy #glutenfree #vegan #recipe

Weird fact about me: I think vegetables are beautiful, as in, little works of art. I know I’m not alone either because when I told my wedding florist that I wanted vegetables in my centerpieces he knew exactly what I was talking about. And so come June 21, 2014, our tables had an eclectic mix of flowers, lantern candles, chalkboard table numbers, asparagus wrapped vases, and, yes, terra cotta pots of raw brussels sprouts. Now when it comes to eating, well, perfectly caramelized balsamic rosemary brussels sprouts? It might not be centerpiece ready but that’s pretty beautiful in my book too!