{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} Roasted Carrots with Honey and Basil

Roasted Carrots Honey and BasilConsidering the amazing response I received from the best ever Chocolate Cashew Butter Zucchini Muffins I posted last week, I considered changing the blog to an “all chocolate, all the time” deal! We can dream, right! And, while this recipe may be a far cry from ooey, gooey chocolate muffins, it is deliciously sweet. I have to laugh, I feel like my kitchen has become my own personal episode of top chef each week as I am determined to cook every damn thing in my CSA share. Maybe that should be a reality TV show–cook away your CSA. I know I am not the first to feel inspired yet challenged by this task. Yes, there are still a few zucchini hanging out in the fridge but that feels more manageable now. The carrots on the other hand, sheesh. I have been holding off cooking them as they have a bit more staying power then all of a sudden I realized there were three bunches piled up, begging to be eaten. Behold, Roasted Carrots with Honey and Basil. Continue reading “{Nourish} Roasted Carrots with Honey and Basil”