{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} Roasted Moroccan Turkey Breast with Root Vegetables

roasted-moroccan-turkey2Thanksgiving is going to be here before I know it so I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to spotlight this festive Roasted Turkey with Root Vegetable Recipe from my new cookbook, Whole Cooking and Nutrition. You know, cookbooks are a great holiday gift idea (hint, hint). So are homemade spice rubs and speaking of spice rubs, this Moroccan Spice Rub is going to become a staple seasoning in your home. Especially during the winter months. Slightly sweet and oh, so savory, this blend of spices loves to snuggle up with nuts, seeds and root vegetables as well as poultry and meat. The opportunities to experiment is endless. Continue reading “{Nourish} Roasted Moroccan Turkey Breast with Root Vegetables”

{Nourish} Roasted Carrots with Honey and Basil

Roasted Carrots Honey and BasilConsidering the amazing response I received from the best ever Chocolate Cashew Butter Zucchini Muffins I posted last week, I considered changing the blog to an “all chocolate, all the time” deal! We can dream, right! And, while this recipe may be a far cry from ooey, gooey chocolate muffins, it is deliciously sweet. I have to laugh, I feel like my kitchen has become my own personal episode of top chef each week as I am determined to cook every damn thing in my CSA share. Maybe that should be a reality TV show–cook away your CSA. I know I am not the first to feel inspired yet challenged by this task. Yes, there are still a few zucchini hanging out in the fridge but that feels more manageable now. The carrots on the other hand, sheesh. I have been holding off cooking them as they have a bit more staying power then all of a sudden I realized there were three bunches piled up, begging to be eaten. Behold, Roasted Carrots with Honey and Basil. Continue reading “{Nourish} Roasted Carrots with Honey and Basil”

{Nourish} Freezer Friendly Braised Za’atar Beef and Root Vegetables

FullSizeRenderBraised Beef and Root Vegetables may not seem like a go-to early spring meal but I find myself cravings cozy, comfort foods as the weather starts to shift. Warm days turn into cool night and as my body acclimates to the change in temperature, a warm bowl of goodness feels like the perfect dinner to calm my evening chills. Continue reading “{Nourish} Freezer Friendly Braised Za’atar Beef and Root Vegetables”

{Nourish} Recipe Round Up: Root Vegetables

Root Vegetable Recipe Round Up

It’s root vegetable season and that means a whole lot of sweet and savory goodness on your plate. Sure, you can fall back on those tried and true recipes you are used to but, I figured a little inspiration would do you good. Here is a round-up of root vegetables recipes from a few of my foodie dietitian colleagues. Prepare yourself to be swooned. Continue reading “{Nourish} Recipe Round Up: Root Vegetables”