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Seasonal Recipes

Creamy Parsnip Pear Soup with Cranberry Coulis

Parsnip pear soup is sweet and savory, creamy without the cream, and a nutritious and delicious addition to a fall or winter meal. Make it on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot. Garnish with tart cranberry coulis for a pop of color and festivity. *Originally published in 2014. Updated in 2020* I love soup. I eat soup all year…

Making Memories with Milk + A Recipe for Easy Microwave Hot Chocolate

This holiday season share how your family makes memories with milk for a chance to win awesome prizes. Plus, try my recipe for easy, 3-ingredient microwave hot chocolate! This post was written in partnership with American Dairy Association North East. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and, as always, all opinions are my own. This…

Low Sugar Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Add some zest and spice to a Thanksgiving classic with this lower-sugar, vegan, and gluten-free Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce. *Updated November 2020. Originally published November 2012* Cranberry sauce is a staple on most Thanksgiving tables, and it certainly was in my house growing up – who else has memories of jellied canned cranberry sauce jiggling around on a plate in a perfectly…

Braised Red Cabbage and Apples with Maple and Thyme

Add some color to your plate with this pretty and delicious side dish of Braised Red Cabbage and Apples!  *Updated September 29, 2020. Originally published October 2012.  When people think of cabbage, they often think about recipes for stuffed cabbage or cole slaw. As much as I love stuffed cabbage, it’s not the quickest recipe to make. To enjoy the flavors…

Corn & Basil Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Savory corn & basil cakes speak summer. They’re great as a side dish or the main attraction, and especially delicious when cooked on the grill. *Originally posted September 2013. Updated July 2020.* This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement Reasons to Love Corn I love corn, especially during the summer when it’s fresh off the cob….

Poached Salmon Salad with Peaches

Looking for a light, easy, and no-fuss dinner for those hot summer nights? This Poached Salmon Salad with Peaches fits the bill! *Originally published July 2012; Updated July 2020* This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Every summer I try to come up with dinner ideas that are not only nutritious and delicious, but also easy…

Zucchini Pancakes with Feta

Not sure what to do with all that summer squash? Make a batch of these vegetarian and gluten free zucchini pancakes with feta, scallions, and mint. They’re a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement Zucchini, otherwise known as summer squash, is not a favorite vegetable in my family, but…

Lightened-Up Esquites {Mexican Street Corn Salad}

Take traditional Esquites Mexican street corn salad for a healthier spin with this lightened up version made with low-fat Greek yogurt. The perfect party food paired with tortilla chips or side dish for your next Taco Tuesday! Pin this Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article, “Sweet Summer Corn,” and developing the recipe found in the August 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian….

60+ Healthy & Delicious Passover Recipes

50+ healthy Passover recipes that will take your holiday menu  from traditional to gourmet! The eight day Jewish holiday of Passover is coming up, during which there are many foods we cannot eat, including anything made from or with wheat, barley, oats, rye, and spelt – collectively called hametz (or chametz). In my family’s tradition we are also not allowed to eat…

Chocolate Peanut Dessert Hummus

Chocolate Peanut Dessert Hummus is an easy and delicious way to satisfy your sweet cravings. Serve with fruit, graham crackers, and cinnamon chips for dessert or afternoon snack. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Whether or not you like traditional hummus made with garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), dessert hummus is something you may want to…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Rich & creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles are a decadent gluten-free treat made healthier with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, natural peanut butter, & dark chocolate. Pin the Recipe *Originally published February 2015. Updated February 2020* Chocolate + Peanut Butter = ❤ Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I really…