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...

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is just the thing on chilly days or when you’re under the weather. This quick version takes just 30 minutes to prepare. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Salt to taste 2...

Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing

Pick up some prepared cornbread or make your own for this crowd-pleasing stuffing. Spicy chorizo gives the whole pan a bit of heat, and there are enough vegetables to make it interesting. This recipe works well as a Mexican-inspired main dish or as a hearty side with simple roast chicken. Ingredients 1/2 cup ground Mexican-style...

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...

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,...