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Spiced Tomato Bulgur Soup

Spiced Tomato Bulgur Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

This hearty spiced tomato bulgur soup is nourishing and delicious. It’s inspired by bold Mediterranean flavors – full of fragrant spices, classic vegetables, fennel, fire-roasted tomatoes, herbs, and bulgur for lots of substance. Topped with a dollop of creamy yogurt, crispy roasted chickpeas, and fresh dill…this is such a satisfying soup to warm these cold winter days. Continue reading “Spiced Tomato Bulgur Soup with Crispy Chickpeas”

Roasted Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Roasted Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Burrata

Golden, crispy roasted potatoes with sun-dried tomato pesto & creamy burrata cheese. The pesto is slightly sweet, rich in flavor, and has a really bright tang to it that goes so well with the potatoes and burrata. It’s a stunning, flavorful side dish that would make any weeknight meal more exciting, or you can save it for your next dinner party! Continue reading “Roasted Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Burrata”

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

A quintessential winter dish: spaghetti & meatballs. Juicy, roasted pork meatballs served over saucy spaghetti with lots of pecorino romano on top. The tomato sauce is slightly spicy and has a really bright lemony finish. It’s a classic comfort food dish that’s hearty and truly warms you from the inside out. And I’ve added a few easy special touches to make this recipe extra delicious. Continue reading “Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce”

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip (Muhammara)

This vibrant roasted red pepper & walnut dip, known as muhammara, makes for the most delicious Christmas appetizer. It has just enough spice and tons of rich flavor. Full of sweet roasted red peppers, toasted walnuts & grainy bread, bright lemon, tangy pomegranate molasses, and bold spices. It gets pulsed up until creamy and topped with pomegranate seeds and chives. Serve it with toasted pita bread for a festive, flavorful start to your meal. Continue reading “Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip (Muhammara)”

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cider Syrup

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cider Syrup

Brussels sprouts have become a staple on every holiday table, so why not make them the very best they can be!? Shaved brussels sprouts with bacon & cider syrup – quickly sautéed sprouts, crispy bacon, caramelized shallot, lots of lemon, crumbled manchego cheese, roasted hazelnuts, and a drizzle of sweet cider syrup. All the best flavors in one side dish!

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Cranberry & Prosciutto Ricotta Toast

Cranberry & Prosciutto Ricotta Toast

Festive cranberry & prosciutto ricotta toast for the holiday season! Slices of bread toasted in olive oil, topped with creamy ricotta cheese that’s been flavored with honey and fresh sage, spiced cranberry jam, and salty prosciutto. You could eat this as a sweet and savory breakfast or appetizer! Continue reading “Cranberry & Prosciutto Ricotta Toast”

Balsamic Caramelized Radicchio

Balsamic Caramelized Radicchio with Grapes & Gorgonzola

A simple side dish for your Christmas menus: balsamic caramelized radicchio with grapes & gorgonzola. The radicchio is pan-seared in olive oil then roasted with red onions and balsamic vinegar until tender and caramelized. It gets topped with jammy grapes, tangy gorgonzola cheese, and a drizzle of honey. Something a little different than a traditional side dish, that’s just as tasty as it is beautiful! Continue reading “Balsamic Caramelized Radicchio with Grapes & Gorgonzola”

Roasted Garlic Parsnip Soup

Roasted Garlic Parsnip Soup with Brown Butter Walnuts & Dates

Roasted garlic parsnip soup with brown butter walnuts & dates – a creamy, extremely flavorful soup to make all winter long. The soup is full of sweet roasted garlic, earthy parsnip, caramelized onion, bay leaf, and fresh thyme flavor. It’s really simple to make, has such a rich aroma, and made even better with a toasty brown butter drizzle, crunchy walnuts, and sticky dates. Continue reading “Roasted Garlic Parsnip Soup with Brown Butter Walnuts & Dates”