{Nourish} Holiday Side Dish Round-Up

Roasted Delicata Squash @KatiecavutoRdThe side dishes are my favorite part of  our Thanksgiving feast. Root vegetables and winter squash are so cozy and satisfying. Orange zest as well as earthy, savory herbs and spices have a tendency to slay me. I am honestly getting giddy just thinking about our holiday spread. Thanksgiving may be  my favorite meal of the year.  While I love tradition, I also enjoy introducing new flavors, grains and vegetables to our holidays so keep it interesting. So much so that I am cooking up a Moroccan Spiced Turkey this year which has me daydreaming of the aromatic scents that will fill my kitchen this time next week. If you’re not ready to give up those traditional sides, it could be fun to add something new to your spread and this post has all of the inspiration you need. Fire crackling, candles lit, Thanksgiving is about to kick off the cozy vibes that embody the cooler months of winter. Yes! Continue reading “{Nourish} Holiday Side Dish Round-Up”

{Nourish} Is Tuna Healthy? & An Everyday Tuna Salad with Apples

tuna salad with applesI am constantly searching for ways to make lunch feel exciting. Otherwise, I end up eating the same thing every….single….. day for what feels like weeks on end. It’s true. I needed to break out of the rut and this family friendly recipe did the trick. Like the Chicken Salad with Grapes and Dill that I posted a few weeks ago, this simple tuna salad recipe has the addition of fresh, in season apples which offer a twist on the traditional recipe we all grew up eating.  Tried and true, this recipe was a staple at my cafe, and I am happy to see it resurface so I can share it with all of you because tuna salad is yummy and easy and there is no cooking involved. Win. Continue reading “{Nourish} Is Tuna Healthy? & An Everyday Tuna Salad with Apples”

{Nourish} Cool Weather Cobbler

Cool Weather Cobbler with Cranberries and Ginger @KatieCavutoRDAs far as I am concerned, every season deserves a cobbler or crumble of sorts. While I tend not to have much of a sweet tooth (pass the potato chips, please), I love fruit and roasted fruit may just top the list of my favorite desserts–they simply feel more savory to me. This cool weather cobbler is packed with fall flavors including savory spices like ginger and cinnamon. Apple and pears cozy up together with antioxidant rich, immune boosting cherries and cranberries for a colorful, sweet and tart, treat that is really satisfying. The crumble is bolstered by the richness of almonds and pumpkin seeds which add texture, satiating healthy fats and an added boost of nutrient density. A touch of maple syrup is all you need to accent this naturally sweet dessert that is honestly so good for you I would eat it for breakfast too! Bonus, you can swap the fruit depending on the season. Peaches, rhubarb, berries–they would all work beautifully in this recipe! Continue reading “{Nourish} Cool Weather Cobbler”

{Nourish} Thrive Green Blender Juice

Green Blender JuiceSay hello to my mean, green morning routine. I have been consciously trying to up my vegetable intake and this refreshing green smoothie-ish blender juice has done the trick! We can all stand to eat more vegetables and breakfast is one meal where they tend to be lacking. Greens, Celery, Cucumber, Parsley, Lemon, Apple and Water–one benefit of blending this over juicing is that all the healthy fiber remains a part of the drink! Continue reading “{Nourish} Thrive Green Blender Juice”

{Nourish} Spiced Cranberry Apple and Hemp Smoothie

Spiced Cranberry Apple SmoothieCold and flu season is upon us so it is important that we do everything in our power to support our immune systems so we don’t wind up sick. This Cranberry Apple and Ginger smoothie will definitely do the trick. Winter smoothies, though counter-intuitive, are a delicious, nutrient dense way to consume a variety of goodies including out-of-season produce which is still available frozen. Plus, I love playing around with seasonal flavors by using citrus, ginger and savory spices like cardamon and cinnamon which can even substitute for added sugar! Continue reading “{Nourish} Spiced Cranberry Apple and Hemp Smoothie”

{Nourish} Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta and Apple Sauté

Brussels Sprouts and Apples Do you hate Brussels Sprouts? Well, this is the recipe that made me a believer. Apples, shallots, pancetta and mustard combine to make a sweet, savory and crunchy counterpart to the perfectly tender but never mushy Brussels Sprout. Easy to cook up and loaded with flavor, this recipe is worthy of your holiday table…trust me!

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