{Nourish} Citrus Arugula Salad with Roasted Delicata, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranate

Citrus Arugula Salad With Roasted Delicata Squash, Pistachios, Grapes and PomegranatesOkay, I am obsessed with this Arugula Salad with Roasted Delicata, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranates. It is my go-to salad for entertaining and isn’t it beautiful? It’s a hearty, filling salad that is piled high with in-season goodies like Roasted Delicata Squash, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranate and while it looks all fancy and complicated I revel is the fact that it’s actual quite simple to create – but you knew it would be because I don’t do complicated. Are you ready to be the hero of the holiday table? Make this Arugula Salad with Roasted Delicata, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranates your friends and family will thank you. Continue reading “{Nourish} Citrus Arugula Salad with Roasted Delicata, Pistachios, Grapes and Pomegranate”

{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} 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} Irresistible Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

Quinoa Breakfast with Strawberries, Pistachio and Chocolate

My mission as a chef and dietitian is to inspire people to create meals that taste great and are great for you too. But let’s be honest, creating a unique flavor combination can often feel overwhelming. That is why I teamed up with Curate Snacks! They have spent endless hours in the kitchen curating unique ingredient pairings and flavor profiles for their new line of bars. These bars are proof that wholesome and delicious are not mutually exclusive! I love how Curate combines nourishing ingredients to create wonderfully surprising, flavorful combinations that are really satisfying and taste great. From the bright pop of orange zest to the crunchy texture of quinoa and the smooth creaminess of almond butter, the flavors and ingredients in the Curate Irresistible Dark Chocolate bar, inspired me to create this breakfast cereal. Bonus, you can probably whip this up with ingredients you have hanging around your house!

 

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{Nourish} Chocolate, Coconut and Pistachio Bites

Chocolate Coconut Pistachio Bites Need a sweet treat or an energy boost? These rich, chocolaty bites are packed with good-for-you ingredients. I have been playing around with different types of energy bites as I love to bring them with me when I head down to the ballpark to work with the Phillies. I made the Almond Butter, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Bites at Spring Training and they were a hit! Energy bites are a filling snack that you can make ahead and even freeze for later use. Rich in healthy fats, protein and whole grains they are equally as delicious as they are healthy! Continue reading “{Nourish} Chocolate, Coconut and Pistachio Bites”

{Nourish} Whole Food Swap: DIY Trail Mix

{Build A Better Trail Mix}-9I am a huge fan of trail mix–it is a portable, nutrient dense snack. I have an issue with many store bought trail mixes though as they often contain sugar-sweetened dried fruits (otherwise known as candy) as well as candy (hello there M & M’s) and more. So, in the quest to rid your cart of less-than-healthy packaged foods I figured I would give you a simple tutorial on building your own trail mix! Continue reading “{Nourish} Whole Food Swap: DIY Trail Mix”