Butternut Squash Risotto – Gluten-free + Vegan {Guest Post by Love and Lemons}

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

A Very Tasty Thanksgiving - COMING SOON to Tasty-Yummies.com

Last, but certainly not least, in our Very Tasty Thanksgiving series we have a beautiful dish from Jeanine of Love and Lemons. I absolutely LOVE everything about Jeanine’s site, from the photography and design, to of course, all of the incredible recipes. Jeanine and her husband Jack work together on the site to create some of the most beautiful looking photos and styling you will ever see, always swoon worthy.  Jeanine isn’t exclusively gluten-free or vegan, but many of her recipes naturally are, and she always celebrates what is seasonal and fresh, so it is a great resource no matter what your eating restrictions are.

We know this recipe is coming in just a day before Thanksgiving and many of you have your meals totally planned and shopped for, but not all of you are in America and celebrating Thanksgiving and some of you may also just want a simple, yet still very delicious and seasonal alternative to the turkey and all the sides. Besides being a great possible side at your holiday feast, this risotto would also make the perfect meal for the day after Thanksgiving when you want something beautiful, seasonal and delicious and light. 

I hope everyone enjoyed this series and thank you again for following along and hopefully you got some great inspiration for your own Thanksgiving feasts. Thank you again so much to all of the lovely guest bloggers who joined me, sharing their recipes and tips. Much love to everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that celebrate. I hope your day is filled with lost of love and of course, super tasty food.

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Butternut Squash Risotto - Gluten-free + Vegan

I’m so happy to participate in Beth’s Very Tasty Thanksgiving! I’m up last, but I’m so excited to make the other recipes that have gone up before mine – they all look so delicious!

Now that it’s the day before Thanksgiving, I’m sure most of you have finished planning and shopping for the big meal. You’ve moved onto either preparing your feast, or are en route to your Thanksgiving destination.

I’m sharing a recipe that I made one Thanksgiving when my husband and I decided to stay home and celebrate, just the two of us. It was one of the nicest, stress-free holidays we’ve ever had. We avoided the grocery store rush by going to Whole Foods that very afternoon (the best time to go, btw, the store is empty). I made this butternut squash risotto with leeks, sage and rosemary… it was the essence of Thanksgiving, without having spent all day cooking. A perfect meal for 2.

Butternut Squash Risotto - Gluten-free + Vegan


Jeanine is the creator of Love and Lemons, a food blog that is a collaboration with her husband Jack. After years of running a graphic design business, she has turned her creativity toward her passion for all things food… by cooking, styling, and sharing seasonal (mostly) vegetarian recipes. 

Visit Jeanine’s blog Love and Lemons

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Twitter: @lovelemonsfood
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