{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} Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa TabboulehRemember that beautiful Spring Vegetable Frittata that I shared on Tuesday, well this super simple Quinoa Tabbouleh is its perfect mate! Colorful, flavorful and loaded with good-for-you ingredients, this recipe is a mainstay in our house. I have been making it for years and I am shocked that it is, just now, making it’s way onto the blog. Whip it up for a brunch, BBQ of weekend lunch. It’s a crowd pleasure to say the least. Save yourself some time and pre-cook the quinoa (or another grain of your choosing). I have even used frozen, defrosted quinoa in a pinch as  I usually have the other ingredients in the house!  Continue reading “{Nourish} Quinoa Tabbouleh”

{Nourish} Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli

Buddha Bowl Turmeric Aioli

{Sponsored Post} It’s Almond Day and this Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli is the perfect way to celebrate. I partnered with California Almonds this year to count down the days to Almond Day by developing tips and recipes to help you achieve your wellness goals. This is one of the 16 recipes that I developed and I figured it would be fun to share a few of my tips here too!  Continue reading “{Nourish} Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli”