Grilled Pear Salad with Strawberries and Chevre

A quick spell on the grill draws out pears’ sweetness in this delightful sweet and savory salad. Ingredients 1 clove garlic, pressed 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon honey, to taste 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon for pears 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 4-oz. package mixed greens, washed and dried 3 large...

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes, the old way is the best way. Folks have been turning the humble sweet potato into a caramelly, candied celebration for much longer than we have been spiralizing and making chips out of them. And for good reason — these butter-soft, sweet treats will melt in your mouth. Ingredients 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled...

Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

Chewy, nutty wild rice is seasoned with herbs and cheddar in these delightful stuffed squash halves. Ingredients 2 medium sweet dumpling or acorn squash 1 cup wild rice blend (packaged or bulk) 1 cup corn kernels, frozen 4 teaspoons scallions, chopped 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon dried sage, crumbled 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1...

Apple-stuffed Pumpkins

Two great harvest-time foods bake together for a comforting fall dessert. Buy the smallest mini-pumpkins you can find (about the size of a grapefruit), or substitute small sweet dumpling squash. Pumpkins become lush, edible bowls for apple pie filling, sweetened lightly with maple syrup. For a sweet finish, top with a dollop of whipped cream...

Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles

Cool off with a bowl of curly cucumber “noodles,” coated in a tangy, savory tahini dressing. Use a spiralizer to make cukes into noodle shapes for a refreshing twist on sesame noodles. Pre-seasoned baked tofu adds a protein boost with minimal effort. Ingredients 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 3...

Gingered Beet and Apple Salad

This jewel toned sweet slaw is a beautiful, refreshing and delicious. A great recipe for beet fans and beet hesitators alike. Ingredients 1 pound beets, peeled 1 apple (about 1/2 pound) 1/4 pound carrots, peeled 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced 2 tablespoon apple cider 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 2...

Turmeric Pork Loin with Root Vegetable Slaw

Pork loin gets a tenderizing treatment by pounding the sliced meat and bathing it in yogurt. This is a delicious way to use an inexpensive cut of meat. The colorful slaw is a snap to make with the shredding blade of your food processor, and it’s a crunchy side for the savory spiced pork. Ingredients...

Pumpkin Puddings

Craving pumpkin pie? Try this streamlined pumpkin pudding in easy, single-serving ramekins. Skip the crust and get right to the pumpkin-spice flavors you crave, sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. A dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream makes it even more special. Ingredients Butter, for ramekins 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin 1/2...

Overnight Oats with Almond Butter and Fruit

Make breakfast a breeze with these tasty, healthy overnight oats. Ingredients 1 tablespoon almond butter 3/4 cup almond milk, or other milk 1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup dried fruit or 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit Preparation In a pint jar or 1 1/2–2 cup...

Indian-spiced Pork with Roasted Veggies

Use a sheet pan to make a delicious Indian-inspired meal where the veggies and spiced pork bake in one pan. Pork tenderloin takes on a spicy crust, and the juices mingle with cauliflower and red onions. Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin...

Chimichurri Potato Salad

Ramp up your potato salad with a zingy, herby chimichurri sauce instead of a mayo-based dressing. Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce, usually drizzled on grilled steaks, but it’s so bright and flavorful that it makes a perfect pairing with potatoes and other vegetables, too. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds small potatoes, halved 3 cloves garlic, peeled and...

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Brighten up your meal with this sweet potato side, accented with tart cranberries. Ingredients 3 large sweet potatoes (3 pounds) 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1 15 ounce can coconut milk, full fat 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup whole...

Lemon-sage Foil-grilled Squash

Try this easy technique for making tender, roasted squash on the grill. A foil packet holds in the moisture from the squash so that it steams in its own juices, concentrating the sweet, earthy flavor. A sprinkle of lemon zest and black pepper makes this dish irresistible. Ingredients 4 cups butternut or other winter squash,...

Horchata Hot Cocoa

Craving something warm and chocolate-y, but more interesting than the usual cocoa? Make this streamlined version of horchata, a Mexican drink made from rice, almonds and spices, and then transform it into a steaming cup of delicious cocoa. By using prepared rice milk, you skip soaking, grinding and filtering the rice, and can go straight...