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Pumpkin Doughnut Bites

Nothing says autumn like something made with pumpkin and apple. On the first day of the 2014 edition of Home Made Challenge, which coincides with October Unprocessed, in two separate conversations the topic of doughnuts came up.  And whenever doughnuts peek into the cluttered confines of my mind they tend to grow roots and stay in my mind until I have satisfied my craving.

Two-bite pumpkin doughnuts filled with homemade applesauce. Totally vegan.

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Hearty Black Bean Barley Soup

How’s about that for alliteration, friends?

Deep in the winter, I was starting to feel the effects of the darkness and cold and also a lack of protein.  As usual, when looking for inspiration, I always start at SmittenKitchen.  What I wanted was something that would warm my bones and be chock full of protein as well.  I also had a craving for barley.  I based my recipe on SK’s pumpkin black bean soup and ended up with something thick, filling, and delicious.  This recipe is a keeper.

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