Gochujang Delicata Squash with Rice + Tofu
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by Erin Alderson
1w ago
As I get back into sharing more recipes in this space, I have a few recipes that have seen heavy rotation in my cooking over the last two years. Early on, I became obsessed with this Gochujang-Glazed Eggplant from Eric Kim. I’ve made endless amounts of riffs throughout every season. However, this delicata squash version... The post Gochujang Delicata Squash with Rice + Tofu appeared first on Naturally Ella ..read more
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Fried Delicata Rings
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by Erin Alderson
2M ago
This recipe originally appeared in the vegan Winter issue of Casual. If you want to make me happy, feed me a snack of fried food, preferably with a beer or cocktail. It’s the mix of crispy and salty that gets me every time, and so when one of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento—Magpie—had fried delicata... The post Fried Delicata Rings appeared first on Naturally Ella ..read more
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Amaranth Porridge with Maple-Meyer Lemon Curd
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by Erin Alderson
2M ago
During the winter months, it’s inevitable that I end up with a plethora of lemons, both Eureka and Meyer. Northern California is swimming in citrus this time of year, which makes the rainy days of winter seem brighter.  This amaranth porridge has been around in my house for years, starting with using millet as the... The post Amaranth Porridge with Maple-Meyer Lemon Curd appeared first on Naturally Ella ..read more
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The Future of Naturally Ella
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by Erin Alderson
2y ago
This post has been a long-time coming; it just took a pandemic, and my life being flipped upside down for me to get to the point of writing it. The time has come to say good-bye to Naturally Ella (and hello to a new website: erinalderson.com). It's been a hell of a run. Something that started as a side-project my senior year of college pushed me into a career I had no idea was even possible. The site helped me fall in love with food, vegetables, and inspiring others to have fun in the kitchen. Over time, I've dug deep into my presence on the internet and how that aligns with things I believe ..read more
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Roasted Sweet Potato Sorghum Salad
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by Erin Alderson
2y ago
This post is in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. It’s the time of year when I like slightly warm salads. Roasted vegetables tossed in my favorite greens with a tangy dressing; it’s hard to go wrong. I like to bulk up salads using whole grains, like in this sorghum sweet potato salad. Arugula Salad When I make arugula salads, I treat the arugula more like the herb that it is. I prefer the punch flavor when it’s equal to the other ingredients in the salad. In the case of this salad, it’s equal to the chile-roasted sweet potatoes and hearty sorghum. Bob’s Red Mill Sorghum I like this hearty glu ..read more
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Vegan Barley Risotto with Squash and Chermoula
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by Erin Alderson
2y ago
This post is in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. Risotto is a go-to recipe on this site and in my kitchen. Something is comforting about a big dish of creamy grains loaded with vegetables on top. This vegan version uses a simple cashew cream for added flavor in the risotto and a rich squash topping, with help from the North African condiment, chermoula.  Cracked Risotto There's nothing quite like Arborio rice for risotto. The creamy texture the starch from the rice provides is excellent. Whole grains can't quite compare, but I like to crack the grain in the blender to mimic a bit of the ..read more
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Carrot Barley Stew with Kale Sauce
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by Erin Alderson
2y ago
This post is in partnership with Bob's Red Mill. Most of my broth-based soups have two parts: the soup base and a flavor stir-in. I’ve been making this kale sauce off and on and decided it would be perfect as finishing in a soup. Because the kale sauce brings the flavor, I keep the barley base pretty simple. Bob’s Red Mill Barley I like using Bob’s barley for this recipe since it’s a pearled version- the cooking time is much than if using whole grain barley. The barley cooks while prep and cooking of the other ingredients in the soup are done. It still takes about 45 minutes, but it’s one of ..read more
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Farro e Ceci
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by Erin Alderson
2y ago
This post is in partnership with Bob's Red Mill. Since March, pasta has become increasingly harder to source at some of the local grocery stores. This has led to an increase in making pasta in some areas but in other areas, I’ve started adapting some of my most-used recipes that call for pasta. In this case, it was using the base for pasta e ceci and pulling a bit of inspiration from Zuppa di ceci e farro. Bob’s Red Mill Organic Farro I like using Bob’s farro for this recipe since it’s a pearled version- the cooking time is much than if using whole grain farro. The farro cooks while prep and ..read more
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Delicata Squash Pasta with Egg and Goat Cheese
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by Erin Alderson
2y ago
Post in partnership with Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs When the temperature drops below 90 degrees here in the valley, I call that the start of fall. This creamy delicata squash pasta is my kick-off to the season (just don’t be surprised if more tomato recipes still show up because I’ll be happily eating them for another month or so). Squash I will forever love the ease of using delicata squash in meals. The thin skin on this squash means there’s no peeling involved and it roasts in less than 30 minutes. The subtle earthy flavor is great for pairing with spices and helps cut through the rich ..read more
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Oat Crepes with Harissa Beans and Tomatoes
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by Erin Alderson
2y ago
This post is sponsored by Bob's Red Mill. About this time of year, my meals revolve around the easiest way to eat as much summer produce. Typically the answers to that are grain bowls, but I like to change it occasionally, like with these oat crepes. Tomatoes In our produce pick-up and even in our small garden, cherry tomatoes are the summer winner. During peak tomato season, we end up with a large mound each week, and the tomatoes find their way into everything. However, I love a good meal that highlights the flavor and sweetness of the cherry tomatoes. You could use regular tomatoes in this ..read more
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