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Lentil Salad with Kale, Whole Grains, Beets, Winter Squash, Mushrooms and Pomegranate Seeds

by Jeanette on October 16, 2013 · 20 Comments
Superfoods Salad

This Lentil Salad with Kale, Whole Grains, Beets, Winter Squash, Mushrooms and Pomegranate Seeds is packed with nutrient-dense Superfoods. I made this Superfood Salad yesterday for my Women’s Bible Study group – it’s packed with seasonal, local, nutrient dense whole foods, free of pesticides, and rich in healthy fats. My CSA Box has been brimming […]

Spicy Thai Coconut Winter Squash Noodle Soup Recipe (Fall Fest)

by Jeanette on December 5, 2012 · 13 Comments
Spicy Thai Coconut Winter Squash Noodle Soup

Has anyone noticed that the squirrels are looking mighty fat lately in the Northeast? I have a feeling they’re stocking up. So strange, but right after Hurricane Sandy hit, I saw a squirrel outside my window chewing on a plastic container. At first, I thought he must have been really hungry, and that he was […]

50+ Healthy Winter Squash Recipes (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on September 20, 2012 · 20 Comments
Beet and Apple Soup in Roasted Acorn Squash

This week, I’m featuring Winter Squash as a Power Food. Winter squash comes in all different shapes, sizes and colors and I’ve started to see more at our local farmer’s market. I’ve tried the more common pumpkin, acorn squash and butternut squash, as well as spaghetti squash, kabocha squash, buttercup squash, (similar to kabocha), and […]

Healthy Dinner Ideas for the Holidays

by Jeanette on December 20, 2010 · 4 Comments

Coq Au Vin Is An Elegant Dinner Idea During the holiday season, I often find myself looking for dinner ideas that are elegant, healthy and easy to make, without much fuss. One classic French dish that I love is Coq Au Vin, chicken braised in wine, onions, mushrooms and bacon. Although not difficult, the traditional preparation […]

Two Brussel Sprouts Recipes – Soy Sauce Glazed Brussel Sprouts and Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Winter Squash

by Jeanette on November 11, 2010 · 6 Comments
Soy Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts can conjure up bad memories of mushy, bitter vegetables. Once I learned how to roast brussel sprouts, however, brussel sprouts actually became one of my favorite vegetables.  Roasting brussel sprouts brings out the sweetness in this vegetable, and watching the cooking time prevents overcooking so there’s no “mushy” factor. Brussel sprouts are cruciferous […]