Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter Spaces

Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter SpacesElle Decor

I‘ve really been in a cozy winter mode lately. Are you? As I said during my Christmas house tour, I think it’s all the remodeling going on around here and the cold temperature outside. But whatever it is, I just feel like at the end of every day lately I need to curl up in a really comfy spot with my furry blankie and take deep breath to relax (which I’ll be honest in the winter time it feels like I should be heading to bed about 4:45pm, ha).

I hope you’ll feel inspired, too, as you look through the cozy winter rooms in the post today. Light a fire, grab a blanket, turn on the Christmas lights. Cozy is always a good way to end the day.

Thank you all for the kind comments on my kitchen update post yesterday, I promise I’ll respond to all of your questions or comments as soon as I can. I can’t wait to fill you in on more of the progress, I love sharing this adventure with you!

Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter Spaces
House and Home

Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter Spaces
Loloi Rugs / Lotus Collection with Joanna Gaines

Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter Spaces
House and Home

 Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter Spaces
The Inspired Room Christmas Tour 2014 // Christmas Tour 2013

Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter Spaces
House and Home

Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter Spaces
House and Home

Simply Inspired Holidays: Cozy Winter Spaces
House and Home

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Fall Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette

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Hello! Kylee here. I’m stopping in today to share a new favorite recipe. This is my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian, which means I can’t make any of usual dishes (Brussel sprouts with bacon, sausage stuffing…sigh. I won’t pretend I’m not a little sad about it!). Luckily turkey is actually my least favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal so I’m not too disappointed about that part. Bring on the side dishes!

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette

I’ve been trying fall and Thanksgiving recipes out the last couple of weeks and this salad was a winner. I’m always attempting to make salads interesting and tasty (you know, so I will actually eat them) and this is just so quintessentially fall and absolutely delicious!

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash and Maple Vinaigrette

Serves 6

DRESSING:

¼ cup olive oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste

-Mix all ingredients together (I just shake them up in a mason jar).

ROASTED SQUASH:

2 delicata squash, halved lengthwise, de-seeded and cut into ½ inch wedges

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Toss the squash in olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread out in a single layer onto a baking sheet.
  2. Roast at 425 degrees until brown and tender, about 25-30 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  3. You can toss them into the salad warm or let cool—up to you!

SALAD:

6 cups washed, stemmed, and torn kale (I used both green and red curly kale, but either or both is fine.)

¼ cup pepitas (raw, shelled pumpkin seeds)

¼ cup dried cranberries

½ cup crumbled chevre (goat cheese)

  1. I like to massage my kale for a couple minutes with a bit of lemon juice or olive oil before mixing up the salad. This helps soften the leaves and curb the bitterness. I think it tastes a million times better whenever I do this step. But if massaging your greens freaks you out, this is totally optional ;). More info on massaging kale here.
  2. Toss kale in dressing, squash, cranberries, pepitas, and goat cheese.
  3. Enjoy!

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette
Happy Thanksgiving, American friends! What are you making this year?

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