I’m again in Minnesota this 7 days taking pleasure in some time with my Mom. She’s generating me pour over  espresso ideal now. Outside the house the trees are bare, the wind is cold and nicely, basically it is freezing. But alas, this is the place I grew up and I’m happy to be spending time with her.

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As I stated ahead of, the explanation for my go to was based on the simple fact that my body has been tremendous outrageous lately we’ll be visiting a handful of health professionals and a chiropractor to get things figure out. I was capable to go for a 2 mile run on Saturday, but I’m eager to start off functioning for a longer period distances and undertaking yoga once more (I may possibly try these days!). Fingers crossed!

Two butternut squash quinoa patties topped with cranberry sauce on a plate

On a further observe, I notice that I’ve been throwing you a whole lot of cookie recipes your way so I figured it was likely time for a healthy dish.

I created this recipe a number of months back when I had a bit of Mom’s cranberry orange sauce from Thanksgiving. Oh my goodness, it is a Amazing sauce. She established it when I told her that I no longer ideal jellied cranberries with all of that sugar. To my delight, she arrived up with this recipe and now each individual 12 months we set a slight spin on it.

This year she determined to include just a touch of bourbon. Like.

Butternut squash quinoa patties on a plate with a forkful taken out

And the patties? Tasty, simple, effortless. You are going to need just a cup of mashed butternut squash (or sweet potato, acorn squash). Combine it together with cooked quinoa, an egg, plus a several herbs and spices. Then cook dinner ‘em up in a pan and provide with additional cranberry sauce. You’ll find that this is an effortless gluten free of charge meal, and just look at how stunning they are. I generally feel superior when having very, colourful food items, never you?

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Two butternut squash quinoa patties topped with cranberry sauce on a plate

Far more balanced vegetarian side dishes to test:

Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Goat Cheese Crema

Healthier Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole with Almond Oat Crumble

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Famed Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad

Garlic Chili-Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate + Gorgonzola