{Nourish} Smoky Seafood Stew

Smoky Seafood Stew by KatieCavuoRD

Spoonfuls of comfort and childhood memories all wrapped up in a bowl of  Smoky Seafood Stew that is easy enough to cook up any night of the week — count me in. One of my favorite recipes from my new cookbook, Whole Cooking and Nutrition, the inspiration for this recipe comes from the summer clam bakes I enjoyed growing up. And, it is safe to say that I have carried my love for seafood, especially little neck clams, joyfully into my adult life. Continue reading “{Nourish} Smoky Seafood Stew”

{Nourish} The Perfect Holiday Turkey

a-perfectWith only two days until Thanksgiving you still have time to learn a few tips that will help you cook up a killer turkey. I know that I said the side dishes were my favorite part of Thanksgiving but I can’t resist roasting a turkey. Sure, you can toss it into the oven with some salt and pepper and it will taste just fine but a little extra effort can make a difference in the flavor department. From the type of turkey you choose to a quick brine or robust seasoning blend, here are five tricks to help you roast the best turkey ever. Continue reading “{Nourish} The Perfect Holiday Turkey”

{Nourish} Citrus Quinoa with Apricots, Pistachios, Almonds and Mint

Citrus Quinoa Apricots Pistachios Almonds and MintAfter weeks of muffins, cakes and quick breads I am throwing my savory loving self a bone with this Citrus Quinoa Salad with Apricots, Pistachios, Almonds and Mint. Yum. Say it with me, “Thanksgiving side dish perfection!” This recipe, which combines quinoa, almonds,  citrus, apricots and herbs to create a sweet and savory salad you’ll truly love sinking your teeth into. Make it easy on yourself and batch cook some quinoa so you just have to chop and add ingredients when you’re ready to whip this up. Oh, and it pairs perfectly with the Dukkah Spiced Salmon I recently shared. Talk about a harmonious blend. Continue reading “{Nourish} Citrus Quinoa with Apricots, Pistachios, Almonds and Mint”

{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} Citrus Roasted Salmon with Dukkah

Citrus Roasted Salmon with DIY DukkahBreathe in the earthy sweet aroma of roasted spices, herbs and nuts–Dukkah is about to rock your world. If you have no idea what I am talking about, that’s okay. I had never heard of Dukkah until recently but now that it has entered my world, I’m in love. Serious love. And I remain in love with the fact that I can put a piece of salmon in the oven for ten minutes, forget about it, and dinner is made. Can it get any easier? I don’t think so. That is why this recipe is so amazing. Fragrant blend of nuts, herbs and spices. Check. Dinner in 15 minutes. Check. Anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids on your plate. Check. A flavorful feast. Check. This Citrus Roasted Salmon with Dukkah is going to be your new favorite meal. Trust me. Continue reading “{Nourish} Citrus Roasted Salmon with Dukkah”

{Nourish} Everyday Herb Oils

DIY Herb Oils Around this time of year, my herb garden begins to take on a life of its own. In other words, it’s out of control and then I feel out of control  because seriously, what am I supposed to do with all of those herbs!? I used to get totally freaked out at the thought of wasting them. It felt like such a loss. The same loss I feel when a bunch of purchased, fresh herbs begin to look weepy and abandoned in my fridge. Well, weep no more. This everyday herb oil may be my all-time favorite kitchen hack/cooking tip.
I honestly can’t remember what gave me the idea to make large batches of herb oil–maybe it was my go-to ritual of making and freezing pesto to use up my basil bounty. What ever it was, I am grateful because these herb oils have become the foundation of so many recipes. The possibilities are endless.

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