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”

Charred Eggplant Pasta

Charred Eggplant Pasta with Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

This unique charred eggplant pasta is smoky, slightly sweet, and has a subtle kick of heat. Fun ingredients like raisins and pecans add an interesting twist with lots of texture, while crumbled goat cheese adds a tangy richness as it melts into the saucy orecchiette. If you’re looking to try something new for your next summer dinner, this is it! Continue reading “Charred Eggplant Pasta with Tomatoes & Goat Cheese”

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Ratatouille

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Ratatouille

Crispy parmesan crusted chicken with ratatouille…the tastiest meal that utilizes fresh summer produce in the best possible way! The chicken is simple, yet rich & savory, with lots of bright lemon flavor in the quick butter sauce that gets spooned over top of the golden, crunchy chicken. The ratatouille is a summer staple, flavored with garlic and plenty of fresh herbs. It’s such a delicious combination that you’ll hopefully be making all summer long! Continue reading “Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Ratatouille”

Charred Eggplant Dip

Charred Eggplant Dip with Toasted Sesame Chili Oil

A smoky charred eggplant dip (or “baba ganoush”) drizzled with toasted sesame chili oil and fresh herbs. It’s an incredibly flavorful dip that makes for the perfect easy appetizer to a Mediterranean summer meal. Serve it with warm pita bread for dipping and a very generous drizzle of that chili oil! Continue reading “Charred Eggplant Dip with Toasted Sesame Chili Oil”