{Nourish} Fall Harvest Salad with Roasted Squash, Apples, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds

Creating a festive salad might be one of my favorite contributions to our Thanksgiving table and I have to say, I am in love with the moody vibe of this offering. Roasted delicata squash (a family favorite) dances with the crisp, sweet apples, tart pomegranate and earthy pumpkin seeds. A simple orange maple vinaigrette, lusciously coats the bed of dark greens which includes kale, spinach and arugula.   Continue reading “{Nourish} Fall Harvest Salad with Roasted Squash, Apples, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds”

{Nourish} Chipotle Butternut Squash White Bean Dip

I’ve been making variations of this dip for years. Smoky and slightly sweet, it encapsulates all the feels of this time of year. Plus, I love the fact that this dip is packed with antioxidants thanks to the butternut squash that you might not even know is in there. Perfect for a holiday spread, a football game or soulful snacking, this Chipotle Butternut Squash Dip is definitely worth making! Continue reading “{Nourish} Chipotle Butternut Squash White Bean Dip”

{Nourish} Roasted Delicata Squash with Dukkah and Pomegranate

Dukkah Roasted Delicata Squash

I am always looking for ways to cut down on prep, especially for weeknights dinners and special events. Sometimes this can be a simple as having to chop less! This healthy recipe, Delicata Squash with Dukkah and Pomegranate, needs very little prep and it cooks in the oven which means most of the cook time is hands-free. You know that’s my thing! Vegan and Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Dairy Free, it’s crazy delicious and loaded with good for you nutrients.  Continue reading “{Nourish} Roasted Delicata Squash with Dukkah and Pomegranate”

{Nourish} Cooking Video: Sorghum Tabbouleh with Grapes

I don’t know about you but I refuse to rush the end of summer! There’s still plenty of time to fire up the grill and enjoy outdoor dining. Whether I’m cooking for my family of three or entertaining friends, I love the idea of family-style dining and shareable dishes. That was was the inspiration for this beautiful Mediterranean Plate that features a Whole Grain Sorghum Tabbouleh made with Grapes (yum) as the centerpiece. I partnered with Simply Sorghum to re-introduce you to this versatile, naturally gluten-free grain. 

What is Sorghum?

Another great question. Sorghum is a naturally gluten-free whole grain that, like quinoa, is a good source of protein. Plus, whole grain sorghum helps keep you fuller longer and provides beneficial dietary fiber for digestive health. Toothsome in texture (think barley), sorghum has a mild, nutty flavor.

Speaking of Whole Grains, try this Quinoa Salad with Apricots, Pistachio and Mint

Healthy Benefits of Sorghum 

Sorghum grain is packed full of nutrients you need to stay healthy.

  • Protein provides the building blocks for bone, muscle, skin and enzyme development
  • Iron strengthens the immune system and oxygen-carrying capacity in the blood
  • Vitamin B6 is integral in synthesizing antibodies and enhancing nerve function
  • Niacin provides improved blood circulation
  • Magnesium aids in calcium absorption and body temperature regulation
  • Phosphorus helps form healthy bones
  • Fiber supports healthy digestion 

How to Build a Mediterranean Plate?

I like to think of this as a deconstructed Greek Salad of sorts and the nice thing is, there isn’t one way make this or a set number of ingredients you have to use. Here are some ideas and you can take it from there – make it your own! It’s a great way to clean out the fridge of veggies that you’ve been meaning to use. 

 

Proteins and Dairy: 

  • Grilled Meat, Chicken or Fish
  • Tofu or Tempeh
  • Bean Salad
  • Feta, Haloumi or Mozzarella Cheese (you can use any cheese you like though)
  • Hummus (Try this Roasted Eggplant Hummus

Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Greens like kale, spinach or even grilled romaine 
  • Fresh or roasted tomatoes and peppers, sliced cucumbers 
  • olives
  • Citrus (lemons and oranges)
  • Grilled Zucchini, Asparagus or Eggplant
  • Steamed Green Beans 

Additional Items: 

  • Naan
  • Pita
  • Pita Chips
  • Crackers 

New To Sorghum? Try one of these delicious recipes: 

Za’atar Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes, Sorghum, Apples and Kale (Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Friendly)

Sorghum Salad with Lemon and Tahini

Sorghum Tabbouleh with Grapes and Dill

Yield 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole grain sorghum  
  •  4 cups water
  •  1 cup halved green grapes
  • 2 cups diced English cucumber
  • 2/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup chopped dill
  • ¼ cup chopped mint
  •  2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the whole grain sorghum.
  • Bring 4 cups of water or stock to a boil in a small saucepan.
  • Add 1 cup of whole grain sorghum. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Fluff the sorghum with a fork and transfer to a medium mixing bowl to cool.
  • Once the sorghum is cool, combine the grapes, cucumber, herbs, oil, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper. Serve

{Nourish} 20 Minute Coconut Chicken Curry

Coconut Curry Chicken @katiecavutord Weeknight dinners were getting a bit redundant until I resurrected this super simple Coconut Chicken Curry recipe that is super easy to make vegetarian for meatless meals. We have enjoyed this curry as a family and I’ve made it for dinner guest. I’ve even been told that it’s way tastier than take-out which is a huge win in my book. Curry in a hurry, yes it is. On the table in 20 minutes, this flavorful and warming one pot meal allows the cook in your house to get creative with spices and add-in’s. Our current favorites? Sweet potatoes, kale and the ridiculously easy honeydew salad pictured above. Continue reading “{Nourish} 20 Minute Coconut Chicken Curry”

{Nourish} What to Cook for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday but that doesn’t mean I want to spend days in the kitchen! Lucky for me (and you) I created a menu that’s nourishing, delicious and  EASY. This is your Thanksgiving cheat sheet. A snapshot from my turkey day meal last year, these gluten-free, dairy-free recipes include many make-ahead items as well as creative spins on classics.  From salads to flavorful sides, these dishes are sure to please any crowd. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Continue reading “{Nourish} What to Cook for Thanksgiving”