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Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Cider Dijon Vinaigrette {Recipe ReDux}

Add a burst of color and flavor to the holiday table with this nutritious and delicious Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad. You may recall last week when I shared my Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze that I mentioned I had another holiday recipe on the way. Well here it is! This Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad is the last holiday recipe I will be sharing this season and it’s a good one! Just look at how pretty and festive it is with the bright… read more »

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze {Recipe}

Roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed with a sweet pomegranate maple glaze and topped with pomegranate seeds in this simple and delicious side dish perfect for the holiday season and beyond. This recipe originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Brussels Sprouts: Little Cabbages with Big Flavor and Nutrition,” and developing the recipe, but I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine witread more »

Nicoise Pasta Salad {Recipe}

Take the classic French salad for a spin with this quick and easy Nicoise Pasta Salad. A perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love! Do you recognize this pasta dish? I posted a similar picture of it in one of my Menu Plan Monday posts back in October upon my return from the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. This Nicoise Pasta Salad was inspired by the Chopped-style contest I participated in during the recipe writing and food photography workshop I took at the conference. My photograph… read more »

Citrus Fennel Salad with Champagne-Lemon Vinaigrette {Recipe}

This bright and flavorful Citrus Fennel Salad makes a regular appearance on our fall and winter menu plan. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or your next holiday party!  This Citrus Fennel Salad has been my go-to side salad for dinners for the past couple of winters and it’s about time I shared it with you! It’s made an appearance in numerous Menu Plan Mondays and has been adapted various times based on what else is in my fridge that I want to use up or am just in the mood to add. Overall, the base o… read more »

Tomato White Bean Soup with Kale Pesto {Recipe}

Warm up this fall and winter with a bowl of tomato white bean soup topped off with a dollop of kale pesto. Serve with a hunk of crusty bread for dipping. Even though I grew up and still live in the northeast, I’m not the biggest fan of cold weather. The only thing I like about the cold? It coincides with soup season! I could (and do) eat soup all year long – even on the hottest days of summer, but there’s really nothing I love more on a cold day than to warm up with a bowl of hot soup. I love every… read more »