Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Christmas

roasted sweet potatoes with citrus dressing

These roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with a bright and fresh citrus dressing as well as cilantro, shallot, and chive. A simple yet flavorful side…Read More

bacon horseradish cheese ball

Home-made cheese ball made with cream cheese, cheddar, horseradish and bacon for a home-made classic holiday appetizer or party. Happy Friday dear readers. Do you…Read More

gingerbread apple pancakes

Whole-grain Gingerbread apple pancakes for the holiday season. Perfect for when you have house guests or any leisurely Saturday or Sunday morning. They are plate-licking…Read More

gingerbread pumpkin cheesecake

Gingerbread Pumpkin Cheesecake with a gluten free option. Try it for Thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie. Or in addition to pumpkin pie!  As I write…Read More

brussels sprouts with hazelnuts, oregano and sage

Here is an easy Brussels sprouts recipe with Hazelnuts, Oregano and Sage with butter and olive oil. It’s a simple stove-top recipe to try for…Read More

gluten-free cornbread stuffing with bacon and butternut squash

A healthy gluten-free cornbread stuffing recipe with bacon and butternut squash for Thanksgiving. Seasoned with smoked paprika, sage and a pinch of nutmeg. A few…Read More

chocolate swirl pumpkin pie

This Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie will be your family’s new Thanksgiving tradition! It is made with a rich chocolate swirl and creamy spiced pumpkin pie…Read More

mulled wine

Guest post and a low-sugar recipe for mulled wine: a festive cocktail to sip for fall, Thanksgiving, the winter holidays. Guest post time! Today I…Read More

maple cranberry apple pie

I’ve been so excited to share this Maple Cranberry Apple Pie recipe I have been working on for Thanksgiving. It has a deep dish whole-grain…Read More

chocolate chili spiced pecans

Spiced pecans with cocoa, chipotle and chili powder for a gift from the kitchen or appetizer. Gluten-free and only 20 minutes to make. Welcome! If…Read More

cranberry vinaigrette

Hi all, I have just a quick one today. It’s healthy, easy cranberry vinaigrette for dressing up fall and winter salads. You’ll want to keep…Read More

gluten-free sweet potato praline bundtlettes

I love this recipe for gluten-free sweet potato praline mini bundt cakes and I am so happy you’ll get to try them too!  I want…Read More

roasted grape crostini with goat cheese and walnuts

These slow roasted grape crostini with goat cheese and walnuts with a drizzle of honey are truly sublime. They’re a yummy vegetarian appetizer for a…Read More

big sexy steaks with tarragon mushrooms

I am in love with these Big Sexy Steaks for Valentine’s Day with sautéed tarragon mushrooms and vermouth shallot reduction sauce. This gluten-free recipe serves…Read More

mini beef wellington pot pies

Mini Beef Wellington Pot Pies with mushrooms and savory gravy in flaky home-made tartlet shells. A tasty appetizer to serve for a Downton Abbey Party! …Read More

25 tapas party recipes

Here are more than twenty-five inspired recipes for a tapas party. From simple roasted garlic hummus and healthy artichoke dip to cute sesame chicken wonton…Read More

parsnip, potato and leek gratin

Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin gets a healthy make-over with parsnips, leeks and lightened-up cheddar cheese sauce. My experience with potato gratin (or scalloped potatoes) is…Read More

cheddar creamed spinach

If you’ve never made creamed spinach from scratch, you may not know how easy it is to make. And it is so much yummier (and…Read More

sweet potato marshmallow s’mores cookies

These healthier cookies are my new fave! Sweet Potato Marshmallow S’mores Cookies. They’re inspired by a mash-up of s’mores and sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows all…Read More

cranberry tangerine negroni

These Cranberry Negroni Cocktails are going to be your next Holiday tradition! They’re made with Tangerines and fresh cranberries!  I cannot say that I have…Read More

12 healthy winter squash recipes

Last month I put together a great big round-up of healthy snacks. And it was a huge hit. So it got me thinking about what…Read More

cranberry pesto crostini with chevre

This week we have another healthy cranberry recipe. Lisa Danforth of Hot Betty BBQ shared her fabulous Cranberry Pesto recipe with us. Served with crostini…Read More

delicata squash with thanksgiving stuffing

On Thanksgiving day, plate real estate is a buyer’s market. That’s why I love this recipe. In fact, I think it is kinda genius, if…Read More

savory squash puree

    Every fall, when squash is in season, I think of a time when my husband and I were first dating. I had made…Read More