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...

Apple and Celery Stuffing

This version of a classic side features tart apple to wake up your palate, along with the classic flavor of celery and plenty of herbs. Ingredients 3/4 loaf whole wheat bread, cubed to make 8 cups (10 slices) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 1 medium carrot, quartered lengthwise...

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

If you’re a fan of pumpkin pie, you’ll love this Southern favorite made with sweet potatoes. Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes 3/4 cup half and half 2 eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 pie...

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...

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,...

Spiced Squash Pancakes

These moist, deep orange cakes are a breakfast treat, and if you like breakfast for dinner, these would be perfect candidates. Walnuts and maple syrup add crunchy sweetness. Ingredients Syrup 1/2 cup walnut pieces 1/2 cup maple syrup Pancakes 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup unbleached flour 4 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking...