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...

Banana Beet Muffins

Beets may not be top of mind as a muffin ingredient, but they lend natural sweetness and beautiful color to these tasty gems. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup mashed...

Penne with Kale, Gorgonzola and Walnuts

This comforting pasta dish features a blend of flavors from kale, walnuts and creamy gorgonzola cheese. Instead of making a time-consuming sauce, simply toss the pasta with garlicky olive oil and melting cheese to cover the penne and kale with a rich, tangy coating. Ingredients 1 pound penne pasta 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped 3...

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...

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...

Pumpkin Sheet Pie with Oat Crust

Instead of making two pies, make one sheet pie for a little variation on the traditional. If rolling out a sheet of pie crust seems daunting, try this easy press-in crust, more like a pecan-studded granola bar than a pastry. Garnish the squares with whipped cream and serve up to guests. Ingredients 2 cups rolled...

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...

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,...

Creamy Roasted Mushroom Soup

By roasting the mushrooms for this soup in the oven, you make them tender and juicy. When you uncover the pan, they brown and shrink slightly, concentrating the flavor. Save time by making the rest of the soup while the mushrooms are in the oven. Ingredients 8 ounces fresh button mushrooms, coarsely chopped 8 ounces...

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...