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Roasted Butternut Garlic Bisque with Grilled 3-Cheese Sandwich Sticks

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring… Well, you get the idea. It’s finally raining in Southern California and we all know that means it’s grilled cheese weather! But, I couldn’t make just any ol’ grilled cheese, these tasty grilled cheese sticks have three different vegan cheeses in them and are cut to a size perfect for dipping in some creamy bisque. 

The bisque is made up of roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoes and garlic, plus some rich coconut milk and subtle spice from cayenne and white pepper. Mmm! If you need an easy recipe for bisque that’s tasty and kinda fancy, I recommend trying this one out. All you have to do is roast the veggies, blend them up and warm the soup on the stove before serving. Not that the soup needs any help in the taste department, but dipping crispy sandwich sticks in it kicks it up a few notches.

Aside from this awesome soup/sandwich combo, there has been a lot of stuff going on in my world. Mostly freelance photography projects, including work for Chicago Vegan Foods, Vegan Cuts (as always) and some Happy Herbivore stuff. After speaking with a few people, it already seems like 2015 is going to be crazy, in the best way possible. So, apologies for leaving y’all hanging for most of the month of November, but believe that I’m making it up to you this month with a FEW giveaways.

You read that right. I’m thinking at least FOUR giveaways! Some food, maybe an appliance, and definitely a cookbook or two. One is instagram-exclusive, even. ;) Keep your eyes peeled for those so you can celebrate the holidays early.

 

Before I forget, I must mention that I used Massel’s No Salt-Added Vegetable Bouillon Granules for this recipe! I love this product because you can adjust the sodium content of the recipe to your liking, easily, and it comes in a cute paint can-like package. Not to mention, it dissolves really easily, unlike more commonly found bouillon cubes. I definitely recommend it!

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Smoky Mac-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Woo hoo! I’m super stoked on the great reception that “Born to Mac MoFo” has gotten. It has me excited to share these awesome Mac recipes with you, even if I might be scared that they won’t live up to your expectations. But hey, I feel as though I set a high standard for my recipes, and that means that I’m only sharing the best of the best with you!

So, one of the teaser photos that I posted in my introduction to Vegan MoFo was this terrific Smoky Mac and Cheese-stuffed Sweet Potato. To put it simply, it’s like a loaded baked potato but taken to a whole ‘nother crazy level; but, crazy in the best way possible.

In reality, you could use a Russet potato or Yukon, but the natural sweetness of the sweet potato goes perfectly with the chipotle flakes and smoky cheese sauce. Just talking about it is making my mouth water!

This is a fun dish, filled with some healthy ingredients like kale, corn and pumpkin. Talk about overdosing on Vitamin A! Feed this to your friends and family for a new twist on your standard baked potato.

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Born to Mac (Vegan) MOFO

Today is the first day of Vegan MOFO, and I have to tell you that it has been really hard to keep my theme a secret from you. But, now that the day has come, I am unleashing BORN TO MAC MOFO on all of the internet. I even made a snazzy logo that may turn into a sticker, if you guys are into it.

Beer & Braut Mac ‘n’ Cheeze

Basically, this month is going to be filled with quite a few ridiculous “mac and cheese” recipes, and I quote that because some of them stretch the true definition of the dish.

Mexican Mac Burrito

I have some preview photos for you, just to get your mouth watering a little. I know, I’m such a tease. ;) Plus, you can look forward to a giveaway or two throughout the month!! You lucky duck, you.

Mac Stuffed Sweet Potato

So, get ready — although I think that I should probably direct that statement to my kitchen and/or stomach – because this is about to get AWESOME!

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Sweet Potato Adzuki Bean Burger Sliders with Dill Aioli

Just look at that title, now look at the pictures; don’t these sliders look insane?! The recipe today comes from one of my favorite bloggers, Richa of Vegan Richa (formerly Hobby and More). She has the most amazing baked goods, Indian recipes and desserts on her page, so you should definitely check her out! Plus, her photography is gorgeous. :) Thank you so much for the post, Richa!

Thank you for having me over Jackie! I cant wait to hear about the Recipes you have been testing:)

Some days I plan out my day to make something and get that done, pictured and written up for a post. Some other days, I just go to the kitchen, look around and start working. This was one of those days. I had a few Sweet Potatoes from the weekly farm delivery, so I boiled them. Then started looking for some beans. I did not have any soaking, so looked at my canned bean section, which happens to be on the topmost shelf in the kitchen. This is because the kitchen storage keeps getting full and some days some priorities (beans should be more accessible) are missed in the reorganization. I tried to get the Cannellini beans can from the shelf and it toppled over behind all the other cans. Making a mental note to tell hubbs to shift all the bean cans to a lower level, I reached out and grabbed another can. Ha! Adzuki beans.

Then I went to our balcony herb garden and saw some very green and flourishing Dill. Cut some of that, some remnants of Spinach and headed to choose between cucumber, red bell pepper, onions and tomatoes for an added crunch. Dill and cucumber always work so well together. So there they went. I sliced up some of my day old Multigrain rolls.  Went about clicking some pictures. I toasted the buns that would be served. The pictured ones are not toasted. Both work fine. I like warm bread:) It’s just so cold out here these days.

For more Burgers and Sandwiches from my blog, see the collection here.

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