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Shrimp Winter Rolls (a.k.a. summer rolls dressed up for winter!)

Imagine a family of vibrant, crunchy shrimp summer rolls wearing warm, snuggly cashmere sweaters… (Is it a problem that I often envision my food as people?). These “winterized” summer rolls are filled with shrimp, carrots, beets, avocado, cilantro and mint, then dipped into a thick and creamy peanut sauce that feels like a mink coat over a bikini. They’re a delicious and refreshing wintertime meal or appetizer, with just enough gusto to keep you satisfied.

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Butternut Squash Latke Cake (Gluten-Free)

You know how sometimes you taste something and it makes you dance? (Or maybe that’s just me?) This is one of those times! This crispy, sweet, giant butternut squash “latke” cake is my new favorite appetizer (or breakfast, lunch or dinner). It’s flavored with ginger and cinnamon, cooked until caramelized, and then cut into wedges. It’s served with a creamy garlic-lime yogurt sauce, spicy watercress and chopped pecans. Cue the dance music!!

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