When you are in need of a last-minute dish to bring to a get-together, this twist on a holiday classic is the perfect choice!

Holiday Yam Bites
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Holiday Yam Bites
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Ingredients
  • 2 yams, cut into ¼-inch thick rounds
  • 1 small round goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped
  • Coconut oil, for baking
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place yam rounds on a baking sheet and brush with coconut oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until soft in the centers.
  2. While yams are baking, mix goat cheese and maple syrup together in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix pecans, orange zest, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cranberries, and honey together until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Cool yams completely. To assemble, smear top of yam round with cheese mixture and top with pecan mixture. Sprinkle the tops with chopped rosemary.

Looking to fill your home with the whimsical smells of winter? Try these two blends that will have you and your guests in a holly, jolly mood all season long!

Winter Diffuser Blends
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Winter Diffuser Blends
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Candy Cane Ingredients
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 1 drop cassia essential oil
Winter Wreath Ingredients
  • 3 drops balsam fir essential oil
  • 2 drops blue spruce essential oil
  • 2 drops pine essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients for the blend of your choice in diffuser according to your diffuser’s instructions.

As the temperature continues to drop, warm up with this delicious harvest soup made with the nourishing trio of corn, squash, and beans.

Three Sisters Soup
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Three Sisters Soup
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Ingredients
  • 4 pounds winter squash
  • 2 small yellow onions diced
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • ¼ cup garlic chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 quarts vegetable stock (or water)
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 4 cans cannellini beans
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice your squash in half and scoop out the seeds, then roast for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool once soft, then scrape out the flesh and save the liquid for later. Blend until completely smooth (you can use a food processor or blender).
  2. Sauté onions in a large pot over medium heat until brown. Add garlic, thyme, and black pepper, stirring until the garlic turns brown as well.
  3. Pour in the vegetable stock and follow with the bay leaf, wine, and squash. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes before adding the rest of your ingredients. Simmer for about 20 minutes total.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of littlethings.com.

If you’re in the mood to cozy up this fall season, try one of these autumn diffuser blends to welcome the colder months with a warming scent.

Autumn Diffuser Blends
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Autumn Diffuser Blends
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Pumpkin Pie
  • 1 drop clove essential oil
  • 1 drop nutmeg essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
Deep in the Woods
  • 4 drops cypress essential oil
  • 2 drops white fur essential oil
  • 2 drops sandalwood essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Place essential oils in diffuser according to your diffuser’s instructions.

Tired of starchy potatoes? Try this recipe for a healthy fall harvest side dish that is sure to please.

Cheesy Cauliflower Mash
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Cheesy Cauliflower Mash
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Ingredients
  • ½ head cauliflower, leaves removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions
  1. Set up a steamer in a pot with an inch of water. Place the cauliflower and garlic cloves in the steamer, cover, and cook over medium heat until cauliflower is very tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Remove cauliflower and garlic and place in a mixing bowl. Add butter and mash until desired smoothness. Stir in milk and cheddar cheese, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Delicious pumpkin spice season is finally here, and a great way to celebrate is to try this sugar scrub recipe to help relax and rejuvenate your skin. After using the sugar scrub, the skin is left feeling extra soft, silky, and smooth. The grains of the sugar work as an exfoliator as it is scrubbed it into the skin, and the oil leaves the skin hydrated and glowing. Try making this recipe for yourself or give it to a friend who loves pumpkin spice season!

Fall Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
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Fall Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • cup almond oil or coconut oil add more if needed
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  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugars, essential oil, and spices. Mix together using a wooden spoon. Slowly pour in the oil and stir until well blended. Add more oil if the scrub is too dry. Scrub should not be runny, but rather a nice damp texture. Cover in a tight container. Store in the refrigerator up to 8 weeks.
Super-Immune Green Smoothie
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Super-Immune Green Smoothie
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups roughly chopped organic spinach packed tightly
  • cups unsweetened almond milk
  • cups frozen mango, pineapple, and apple slices
  • ½ teaspoon peeled ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
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Instructions
  1. Add spinach to a blender with almond milk and blend well. Add frozen fruit, ginger, and lemon juice and blend well. Add more almond milk if smoothie is too thick.
Recipe Notes

Consider adding 1 teaspoon of matcha to your smoothie for even more antioxidants!

As cooler months approach, so can cold and flu symptoms. One way to support the immune system is with a relaxing bath using Epsom salts and essential oils. Both ingredients work to stimulate the body’s natural defense, while giving off a fresh scent and healthy glow. This blend is sure to have you feeling and looking your best.

Immune-Boosting Bath Salts
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Immune-Boosting Bath Salts
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups Epsom salt
  • 20-25 drops Pranarōm Immunity Boost essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Place Epsom salt in a bowl. Add oil and mix until it is well distributed throughout the salt. Store in a glass jar. For a luxurious bath, add 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture to your tub.

In need of a quick homemade meal to feed the family? Try this easy pasta bake—it’s ready in under 30 minutes, and with one pot, cleanup is a breeze!

One-Pot Pizza Pasta
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One-Pot Pizza Pasta
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Ingredients
  • 16 ounces Italian sausage
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 16-ounce box uncooked pasta
  • 2 15-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 5-ounce package pepperoni
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
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Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, cook Italian sausage until browned, or about 3-5 minutes. Drain if desired. Stir in water, pasta, tomato sauce, ½ cup pepperoni, basil, oregano, and garlic powder, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Top with remaining pepperoni and mozzarella. Cover immediately with foil until cheese is melted, or about 2 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley, and serve!

There’s nothing better than the smells of a Minnesota summer—blooming flowers and fresh lemonade by day, and woodsy cuddles near the campfire by night. With these two summer blends, you can get the best of both worlds, all in the comfort of your own home.

Summer Diffuser Blends
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Summer Diffuser Blends
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Ingredients
Citrus Burst
  • 4 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 2 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
Cozy Campfire
  • 2 drops black pepper essential oil
  • 2 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops cypress essential oil
  • 1 drop arborvitae essential oil
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients for each blend in a diffuser as directed.