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I have a confession to make.

I don’t like prepping squash for soup. Peeling, removing the seeds, and chopping – it’s tedious. Not to mention the fact that my hands react horribly to the sap from the squash once it is cut. True story. I wear gloves everytime I handle squash in any form.

So when I grabbed one of the lovely kabocha squash patiently waiting on my counter, I decided to try something a little different!

Kabocha Squash Soup

Finally.

With hunting season consuming The Mister’s thoughts and free time, it was nice to take a break and go play together. The kids have been missing him something fierce. I have too, but that’s a given.

No errands, no grocery shopping, no sighting in his guns - just playing.
Playground Shenanigans

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Before you close your browser thinking, “Nuts aren’t allowed on the autoimmune protocol!!” Trust me. Tigernuts aren’t actually nuts. Tigernuts {aka chufa, nut grass/earth almond} are the tubers on the cyperus esculentus plant. It grows wild as a weed in many places around the world {Spain and Africa for example}.

The Low Down on Tigernuts

For some reason...

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Anytime I reach for my jar of tigernuts, I hear that delightful one-liner from those Slap Chop commercials.

I digress.

If you’re not sure what the heck a tigernut is, check out my post: The Low Down on Tigernuts.

I’ve experimented with a couple different cookie recipes using tigernuts and so far these are my family’s favorite! They’re slightly reminiscent of an oatmeal raisin cookie.

Tigernut Raisin Cookies

Zoodles can be enjoyed so many ways! They are truly a versatile, delicious side dish.

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I was happy to put my spiralizer to use again once we got settled in our new place. Of course, I was throwing dinner together last minute so a dependable side dish was in order….

Garlic Rosemary Zoodles

The Mister borrowed Luv's point and shoot camera.

This was on a hunting trip a while back. Bear, I believe. He and a coworker and a few other hunters went out for the weekend. They came back empty handed, but I loved seeing the pictures he took of this particular adventure.

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