{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”

{Nourish} Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Breakfast, BrunchI’ve been tiring of my morning bowl of warm oats and quinoa and that got me thinking. How could I revamp my oats in a nourishing and interesting way? My fridge did the rest of the work. Leftover Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Sauce became the flavor inspiration for these Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats, a simple and healthy breakfast recipe I know you are going to love. A balanced bowl of satisfying whole grains, crunchy nuts and antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, cranberries and spices is a really soulful way to start the day and fend off any cold or flu that may be creeping up on you. Continue reading “{Nourish} Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats”

{Nourish} Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Relish | Anti-inflammatory, antioxidents, spices, citrus, fruitsFresh cranberries may be out of season but that doesn’t stop me from eating this immune boosting fruit. I simply reach into my freezer and grab a bag of frozen cranberries to cook up this Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Relish. Gluten-Free, Dairy Free and Vegan, this relish is a really versatile, healthy recipe which is why I choose to spotlight it outside of the holiday season. Cranberries are worthy of a place on our plate all year long. So much so that I am using this relish with roasted sweet potatoes to create a savory oatmeal that will post later this week. Continue reading “{Nourish} Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Sauce”

{Thrive} Is Your Olive Oil a Fake?

untitled-designYou picked up some olive oil because you heard it was a healthy cooking oil, right? Right! But the thing is, they are not all created equal so you’re left standing in front of a sea of oils, vexed, doing you’re best to make the right decision. Ah, the grocery store. Could it be more confusing? I mean seriously. Lucky for you, I spend a ton of time in the grocery store so I am going to break it down for you. Olive Oil is nourishing and when you know what to look for, you’ll feel confident that you picked a healthy option. Continue reading “{Thrive} Is Your Olive Oil a Fake?”