Spicy Butternut Squash Salad with Lentils and Goat Cheese

Spicy Butternut Squash Salad

Eating healthy can be really hard in winter.  It’s been so cold and there’s nothing like good-old comfort food to keep you warm.  Sometimes eating a regular old salad for dinner just won’t do, and you find yourself pining for something more satisfying that will make you forget about the snow that won’t stop falling.  But is it possible to stay on track and still feel completely satisfied with weeknight comfort food? With this recipe, I say absolutely.  Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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I believe that there are two types of people in this world: people who love Brussels sprouts and then people who haven’t tried roasted brussels sprouts yet.   Sure, there may be some who say they don’t like the utterly delicious vegetable, but they have probably only ever had them after they’ve been turned to mush.  Maybe they were forced to eat them as a child – steamed and tasteless – and never fully appreciated the limitless variations of this amazing ingredient.  I am certain that these people have not yet experienced the delectable, crispy, roasted brussels sprouts. Continue reading

Israeli Couscous Salad with Fresh Herbs

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I had every intention of upping my game here during the holidays and posting all the recipes that I made over the past few weeks.  Recipe after recipe of cookies perfect for easy holiday baking.   Gratins and salads that make the best side dishes for Christmas dinner.  And a recipe for the very best scalloped potatoes.  But alas, Christmas was a whirlwind of eating, drinking, laughing and reminiscing with loved ones, and as a result, I severely neglected my blog.  Though, despite my neglect,  I now have a backlog of recipes to keep you updated in the new year.  And even better, thanks to my very considerate boyfriend, I got an amazing camera for Christmas, so visuals will be so much better than previous pictures taken with my shabby iPhone.  Continue reading