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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…

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…

Veggie Quinoa Bites

Gluten-free and nut-free Veggie Quinoa Bites are packed with protein and fiber, making them a perfect addition to your children’s lunchbox. *Originally posted August 2014. Updated September 2020. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Back to School Meal Prep This time of year is especially crazy with the summer winding down and getting the kids…

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….

Rosemary Garlic Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Got bland out-of-season tomatoes? Punch up the flavor with these rosemary garlic oven-roasted tomatoes! They’re quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. *Originally published February 2014. Updated June 2020.* This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Late summer when tomato season is at it’s peak, I can pop raw…

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…

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad

Maple-roasted delicata squash tops cider-infused quinoa and is garnished with thyme and pomegranate seeds in this easy, yet elegant side dish that’s perfect for the holidays or any day of the week. Pin the Recipe I don’t know about you, but I love all the seasonal ingredients this time of year. Cranberries, pears, pomegranates, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes and winter…

Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade unsweetened applesauce with cinnamon is quick and easy to make, has just two ingredients, and no added sugar. Make it the traditional way on the stovetop more quickly in the Instant Pot. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Guess what?! I have another apple recipe for you today* and this time it’s one I…

Healthier Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Get the essence of fall when you bite into this healthier, nut free, dairy free pumpkin bread, scented with cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. In eighth grade my classmates and I were allowed to take a cooking elective. This was long before I was interested in becoming a dietitian. I certainly never thought I would be a cookbook author and…

Creamy Pureed Mushroom Soup + 6 Things to Know About Mushrooms

Learn all about mushrooms and then satisfy your cravings for an umami-rich meal with this thick and creamy pureed mushroom soup – no cream added! Pin the Recipe Originally posted March 2016 following the sponsored Mushroom Council farm tour. Updated September 2019 as part of a sponsored campaign for Mushroom Month. As always, all opinions are my own.  September is a…