I normally associate lasagna with summer veggies. This is a great winter version, that uses butternut squash, Kale and mushrooms along with the warm flavors of nutmeg, sage and thyme to create an earthy and filling lasagna to be enjoyed as the snow falls and summer is a distant memory.
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Brussel sprouts and butternut squash are a great balance for one another. They are both earthy fall/winter veggies and the green Brussels and bright orange squash look beautiful when served together. I like to add a Maple Dijon mixture for the last few minutes, which really brings all of the flavors together and adds a sweet and tangy flavor.
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Butternut squash and Sage are a classic fall combination. This pasta dinner with carmelized butternut squash, leeks and crispy sage, topped with parmesan cheese has that great combination of salty and sweet.

Cous Cous with Fall Veggies

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Cous Cous is a staple in the Israeli kitchen and has become one in mine. You don’t have to cook this grain, just add hot water and let it sit. Once I found whole wheat cous cous, in my local store, I started using this as the base of various dishes. This one uses a mix of fall veggies, like butternut squash and cabbage and protein rich chickpeas, alongside a flavorful broth with saffron and turmeric. This is a great meatless main that is flavorful and filling. (Adapted from Janna Gur’s Jewish Soul Food)