{Nourish} 5 Ways To Prolong The Shelf Life of Your Produce

It pains me when I have to throw out produce that is past it’s prime and I find that this tends to happen more this time of year when local produce is more abundant. In an attempt to decrease my food waste, I have devised a few tips and tricks to help me use up what’s in the fridge and I sure you have some tips of your own, so please share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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{Nourish} How to Roast Vegetables: A Cheat Sheet

A helpful cheat sheet for how to roast vegetablesI love my oven. You know this by now. Most of our weeknight meals consist of roasted chicken or fish and a vegetable of some sort. That veggie, it tends to be roasted as it’s fairly hands-free and I only do easy during the week. Now, to make my kitchen madness approachable and easy for all of you, I created this cheat sheet. How to roast vegetables. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Continue reading “{Nourish} How to Roast Vegetables: A Cheat Sheet”

{Nourish} Mix and Match Simple, Healthy One-Pan Chicken Dinners

one pan chicken dinner, healthy chicken recipe, paleo chicken recipe, gluten free chicken recipe, easy chicken recipeA One Pan, No-Fuss, Healthy Dinner? Yes, Please! If I am going to make dinner, it needs to be fast and it needs to be simple like the Lemon and Za’atar Roasted Chicken I posted last week. Lucky us, that healthy chicken recipe can easily become a one-pan dinner; as in you cook all of the ingredients in the oven, on one pan! While I love to cook, like many of you, I don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen each night (like many of you!). That is why I am obsessed with one-pan recipes. Even better, all of the healthy recipe ideas in this post are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free to boot. Easy, healthy and delicious. What more could a girl want? Continue reading “{Nourish} Mix and Match Simple, Healthy One-Pan Chicken Dinners”

{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Eat more vegetables. This may be my favorite nutrition tip and it’s a positive wellness intention I focus on daily. I’m always encouraging myself to eat more vegetables. If you consider the risk to benefit ratio of this recommendation, it speaks for itself. Risk: minimal. Benefits: abundant. Plus, I love an intention that encourages me to have more versus less, especially when it comes to food. Enough of the deprivation people. Let’s be grateful for the food on our plate.  That being said, for most of us omnivores, the idea of planning a meal around carrots sounds, well, lackluster at best. Fortunately, the concept of creating a vegetable-centric plate can and often does include meat, fish and poultry. The key is mindfully rearranging your plate so that the veggies are the star and the animal proteins play a more supporting role. Eat more vegetables. One of my 5 Intentions for the New Year and a great mantra we can use to kick off the month. Here are five tips to make this feel more achievable.

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{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 Moroccan Turkey Breast with Root Vegetables

roasted-moroccan-turkey2Thanksgiving is going to be here before I know it so I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to spotlight this festive Roasted Turkey with Root Vegetable Recipe from my new cookbook, Whole Cooking and Nutrition. You know, cookbooks are a great holiday gift idea (hint, hint). So are homemade spice rubs and speaking of spice rubs, this Moroccan Spice Rub is going to become a staple seasoning in your home. Especially during the winter months. Slightly sweet and oh, so savory, this blend of spices loves to snuggle up with nuts, seeds and root vegetables as well as poultry and meat. The opportunities to experiment is endless. Continue reading “{Nourish} Roasted Moroccan Turkey Breast with Root Vegetables”