The colder months leave me ready to fill up on soups and stews. I saw a delicious looking recipe for Broccoli and Pea Soup in Clean Eating magazine, and it seemed like the ideal opportunity to put my under used immersion blender to work.
These…are amazing. Chris and I bought a bunch of apples and were thinking about how to use them up. He came up with the idea of crunchy apple chips. I was skeptical they would actually become crispy in the oven, but these turned out like potato chips, but with flavors of fall – apples and cinnamon.
Sweet Potatoes are on almost every super food list. They are an excellent source of vitamin A, and a very good source of vitamin C and manganese, and a good source of copper, potassium, and dietary fiber. Additionally, they are full of antioxidant nutrients, anti inflammation properties, and blood sugar regulating benefits. And did I mention, delicious?
Roasted broccoli with olive oil and lemon is a simple and delicious side dish. It a great recipe to try with kids or people that don’t love broccoli. I made a version of this for my two young nephews and it was a big success. Roasting sweetens the flavor of the broccoli, and the addition of lemon juice helps to caramelize tops of edges of the florets.
I love making frittatas for dinner because they are quick, easy, and a great way to use leftovers in a new way. For this frittata with kale, tomatoes, and ricotta, I used leftover sauteed kale, finely chopped, tomatoes from my mom’s garden, plus a little ricotta for a creamy bite, and some chopped parsley for garnish. For dinner, I like to serve it with a side green salad and roasted potatoes.
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cherry Tomatoes is one of my client’s family recipes. I added the balsamic vinegar because I think it compliments the tomatoes and I love how it helps to caramelize the sprouts. I do this recipe often when my mother’s garden is overflowing with cherry tomatoes in the late summer. I’ve done it with broccoli too, which is delicious and requires less cooking time.
Chris and I both love sweet potatoes. I recently did a post on mashed sweet potatoes and can’t get enough of them. It’s hard to believe that they are so good for you too. The nutritional benefits are numerous, but the highlights are that they are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, fiber and antioxidants.
I used to always sautee kale with butter and olive oil – always. But, recently I learned how to prepare it raw, and since then I’ve been discovering a whole new world of delicious kale based salads.
Squash is an under used winter vegetable, at least for me. Living in NYC, I don’t buy it often since I have to carry my groceries home. I usually opt for lighter vegetables, like leafy greens and brussels sprouts. But it’s been super cold in the city this week, and something about eating roasted squash with butter and brown sugar feels like the perfect antidote to bone chilling temperatures. Plus, when it roasts for over an hour, it will make your home smell delicious and cozy.
I had a dish recently at a restaurant with Israeli Couscous. I was inspired to make a more nutritious version of the meal myself at home, and I thought the chewy texture of wheatberries would be similar to the large couscous kernels. I purchased, soaked, and cooked wheatberries myself – for the first time!