My husband and I entertained friends for dinner last night, which is not something we do often. It was easy for me to plan a menu, though, because I knew I wanted to start with fresh, seasonal ingredients. I also knew I had a bunch of kale in the 'fridge that it was time to use.
Butternut Squash and Green Apple Soup
Green Salad with Pomegranate and Walnuts [No recipe: Just romaine lettuce, pomegranate arils, and walnuts with apple-cider vinegar and dijon mustard mixed together as dressing]
Pumpkin and Kale Pasta with Sausage
Here are my ingredients. Literally the only things I cooked with that are not pictured are olive oil, vegetable broth, and walnuts (forgot to put them on the table!). I'm pretty sure this is what it means to eat a plant-based, whole-foods diet: The natural plants overwhelm the meat, cheese, bread, and pasta!