Thanksgiving is one week from today! We’re kicking off our Seven Days of Sides with Katie’s Curried Quinoa With Chickpeas and Squash. This protein-packed dish is hearty enough to double as a main for vegetarian guests, but everyone at your feast will love this pumpkin seed-topped dish.
We all crave sweets from time to time, but you don’t (always) need that leftover Halloween candy or holiday cookie to curb your sweet cravings. Nature provides us with naturally sweet, seasonal vegetables that will do the trick. These veggies (often roots) are grounding and comforting ,and provide lots of nutrients that refined sugars are lacking.
Here’s a list of my favorites, plus sweet veggie recipes to try.
Now that Halloween is over, swipe a pumpkin from your fall display and cook up this quick, easy pumpkin butter. Whether spread on toast or spooned onto oatmeal, this seasonal treat is a must-try!
As the days get shorter and the weather cooler, I begin to crave the comfort of cooking with hearty vegetables. Butternut squash and pumpkin get all the love, but I prefer creamy, lesser-known delicata squash. Learn why you should add this low-maintenance squash to your veggie rotation.
I recently read the book Food Rules by Michael Pollan. If you’re not familiar with this book, I would add it to your “must-read” list. It’s a super-simple guide to eating well and provides multiple “ah-ha” moments. It got me thinking about the food choices many of us make and whether or not we really take the time to think about what we are consuming. Can you tell what common food products are from reading the ingredients?
In the mood for fall flavors without a lot of fuss? Try this menu fit that’s easy enough for a weeknight meal, but impressive enough for company. Each recipe contains 5 ingredients or less! (Olive oil, salt and pepper don’t count.)
Cooler temperatures mean the yearly comeback of the comforting, flavorful herb sage. The greenish-gray sage leaf boasts a delicate sweet-savory flavor that is a wonderful addition to many a meal. Get the facts on this herb, plus a few sage-laced fall recipes.
It’s National Honey Month, so let’s pay tribute to this delicious natural sweetener. The average American consumes about 1.3 pounds of honey each year — find how its made, its benefits and how to keep it fresh. Plus: does local honey really help cure allergies? We’ve got the scoop.
Fall (and Healthy Eats’ breakfast week) is in the air, and nothing beats a warm bowl of cereal to start off a cool morning. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean hours in the kitchen every morning. With a little planning, you can create soul-satisfying recipes that incorporate good-for-you whole grains, nuts and fruits.