one bowl of carrot soup

Creamy Tahini Carrot Soup

A creamy tahini carrot soup to brighten up the week! Flavored with peppers, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, tahini, and lime…this simple yet flavorful soup is simply so wonderful. It’s smooth and creamy, with fresh toppings for a crisp finish. Perfect soup for these very first weeks of spring. Continue reading “Creamy Tahini Carrot Soup”

finished Maple Roasted Delicata Squash on a plate

Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Goat Cheese & Savory Granola

Maple roasted delicata squash drizzled with a zesty lime dressing and topped with creamy goat cheese & savory granola. This unique vegetable side dish will add such character to any meal. It’s sweet, savory, a little spicy from the granola, and full of texture! Continue reading “Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Goat Cheese & Savory Granola”

finished winter vegetable buckwheat crostata on a serving board

Winter Vegetable Buckwheat Crostata with Cheddar & Honey

This unique winter vegetable buckwheat crostata is such an exciting, flavorful side dish. It’s made with a homemade buckwheat dough that’s rich and nutty. The filling is a mixture of fennel, leeks, red chard, and white cheddar cheese. Baked until crisp and flaky, with a soft, melted cheddar and vegetable center. Drizzled with a lemon sesame honey mixture that gives the crostata a finishing pop of sweet brightness. Continue reading “Winter Vegetable Buckwheat Crostata with Cheddar & Honey”

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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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”

Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Rosemary Cider Vinaigrette

A roasted brussels sprout salad that combines the very best of fall flavor – earthy brussels sprouts roasted until caramelized and crisp, sweet and slightly spicy honeyed pecans & pumpkin seeds, a fragrant rosemary cider vinaigrette, crisp apples, and sharp white cheddar cheese. It’s a salad that’s special enough to serve for the holidays, but it’s so satisfying that you’ll hopefully want to make it all season long! Continue reading “Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Rosemary Cider Vinaigrette”

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon & Pecans

A fall staple: creamy butternut squash soup with crispy bacon and butter toasted pecans. This simple soup is silky-smooth, full of vibrant & nourishing squash, sweetened with apples, flavored with thyme & sage, and finished with a splash of cream. It all gets blended until creamy then topped with the crunchy fixings. It’s a warming soup that you simply cannot go without this season. Continue reading “Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon & Pecans”

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta & Caper Vinaigrette

An easy summer side dish that’s bursting with flavor: grilled zucchini with ricotta & caper vinaigrette. Sliced zucchini grilled until slightly charred and tender, topped with creamy ricotta cheese, a tangy caper-walnut vinaigrette, and lots of fresh basil. It’s absolutely irresistible, so simple to make, and would be such a tasty addition to any summer cookout! Continue reading “Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta & Caper Vinaigrette”