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This is Judgment Free Zone

Posted Jan 13 2011 8:37pm

It’s been far too long since I roasted something.

My heart starts palpitating when I go too long without tasting the deep, robust flavor of better-than-french-fries brussels sprouts , golden sweet potato fries , tender green beans or roasted butternut squash & tofu. ;)

I decided to get back in the roasty-toasty saddle tonight with said dynamic duo, tossed with spicy, red wine & cheese infused Chicken Sausage.

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Aka, HEAVEN in a bowl!

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Putting this together was super-simple and I even got Ben in on the action!

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He cooked up a couple Trader Joe’s Spicy Italian Wine & Cheese Chicken Sausages while I showered up from a gym sesh that included an uninspiring 3 mile run on the treadmill, but a fabu 20 minutes spent on the stair stepper. :)

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These babies are AH-mazing – so incredibly flavorful, a tad spicy, and totally worth the $5 price tag. Ben used one in a breakfast omelet the other day and it was to die for. The possibilities are endless!

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The ingredients I craved the most though, included 1 organic butternut squash which I peeled & cubed, tossed with olive oil, garlic salt & pepper then roasted for 30 minutes at 425 degrees, tossing half way through.

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YUM.

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At the squash’s halfway point, I added a pan of extra-firm tofu, that I had cubed and tossed with the same seasoning as the squash, into the oven.

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Golden delicious in no time.

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Assembled over brown rice cooked in chicken broth, then CHOWED! I was starving tonight!!

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Ughhhh yesss…that’s the stuff!

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The butternut squash had this awesome caramelized crust and was soooo sweet inside. The roasted tofu gave the dish great texture too.

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I feel like such a hippie when I make meals like this. :)

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Craving = 100% squashed. 10/10 . I know. Sorry!

Also, no, Ben did not dine with me tonight – he’s going out to eat with a friend who’s in town from SoCali. His reply to my dinner bowl?

“Interesting…”

Also,

Where’s the sauce?”

I love freaking husbands out. Also, this didn’t need sauce. Promise.

In other news, tonight is a trash-tv-lover’s dream come true: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills followed by the Jersey Shore. Please don’t judge me.

Can you see the weekend!?

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What do you not want to be judged for?

Also – because my husband is SO weird…here is his question: If you could eat one non-edible item, what would it be? He said his new sunglasses because he loves them so much. WTF? :razz:

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