{Nourish} Gut Health 101 + Citrus Ginger Beet and Apple Salad

Beet and Apple Salad @katiecavutordI’m all about setting positive intentions around food and my latest aim is to include more gut-healthy foods into my daily routine because the health of our gut affects our overall health in really big ways which I’ll explain. Gut health aside, this Citrus Ginger Beet and Apple Salad that is made with Farmhouse Culture’s Fermented Ginger Beets is divine. Slightly sweet and deliciously tart and tangy, this healthy recipe that I created on behalf of Farmhouse Culture, is easy to make and perfect for the season. Plus, you can save the ginger beet juice and use it to pickle perfectly pink hard-boiled eggs (instructions in the recipe notes). You’re going to love it. Continue reading “{Nourish} Gut Health 101 + Citrus Ginger Beet and Apple Salad”

{Nourish} Tomato and Peach Caprese Salad

Tomato + Peach Caprese SaladThis time of year, a juicy, sweet tomato with a pinch of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil tastes like pure bliss. Add stone fruits like peaches, apricots, plums and nectarines into the mix and I am in heaven. This salad is exactly that and don’t be intimidated by the presentation. It’s no more than a few slices of each, arranged on a plate with some fresh mozzarella and really simple seasonings. Continue reading “{Nourish} Tomato and Peach Caprese Salad”

{Nourish} Stop Buying Salad Dressings and Make Your Own, Here’s Why

Why You Should Make Your Own Salad Dressings Plus DIY RecipesEvery week I refill a mason jar with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, herbs and spices, and then give it a shake. It takes no time at all and the taste, it’s magic. Even better, my salad dressing making routine has saved me from the frequent temper tantrums I used to have in front of the salad dressing aisle at the grocery store. Why? The vast majority of the dressings available at the store are crap and this includes the refrigerated varieties and the innocent-sounding, organic vinaigrette. CRAP. Continue reading “{Nourish} Stop Buying Salad Dressings and Make Your Own, Here’s Why”

{Nourish} Sorghum with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Sorghum Lemon Tahini Dressing Salad @KatieCavutoRD

Sorghum may be a new-to-you ingredient so I used familiar flavors to create this bright and seasonal grain salad. A whole grain that is naturally gluten-free, sorghum is nutty, hearty and delicious. Tossed with a simple dressing and flavorful spring greens, this make-ahead Sorghum Salad with Lemon and Tahini would be the perfect accompaniment to most any meal like your Mother’s Day brunch this weekend!  Continue reading “{Nourish} Sorghum with Lemon Tahini Dressing”

{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Eat more vegetables. This may be my favorite nutrition tip and it’s a positive wellness intention I focus on daily. I’m always encouraging myself to eat more vegetables. If you consider the risk to benefit ratio of this recommendation, it speaks for itself. Risk: minimal. Benefits: abundant. Plus, I love an intention that encourages me to have more versus less, especially when it comes to food. Enough of the deprivation people. Let’s be grateful for the food on our plate.  That being said, for most of us omnivores, the idea of planning a meal around carrots sounds, well, lackluster at best. Fortunately, the concept of creating a vegetable-centric plate can and often does include meat, fish and poultry. The key is mindfully rearranging your plate so that the veggies are the star and the animal proteins play a more supporting role. Eat more vegetables. One of my 5 Intentions for the New Year and a great mantra we can use to kick off the month. Here are five tips to make this feel more achievable.

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{Nourish} Citrus Arugula Salad with Roasted Delicata, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranate

Citrus Arugula Salad With Roasted Delicata Squash, Pistachios, Grapes and PomegranatesOkay, I am obsessed with this Arugula Salad with Roasted Delicata, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranates. It is my go-to salad for entertaining and isn’t it beautiful? It’s a hearty, filling salad that is piled high with in-season goodies like Roasted Delicata Squash, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranate and while it looks all fancy and complicated I revel is the fact that it’s actual quite simple to create – but you knew it would be because I don’t do complicated. Are you ready to be the hero of the holiday table? Make this Arugula Salad with Roasted Delicata, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranates your friends and family will thank you. Continue reading “{Nourish} Citrus Arugula Salad with Roasted Delicata, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranate”