One of my favorite things to make when it is cold outside is a turmeric latte! They are warming, delicious and good for you! Turmeric is anti inflammatory, and it is the star of this recipe! I start with oatmilk and turmeric, then combine it with ginger, cinnamon, and a hint of black pepper plus a dash of maple syrup to sweeten and it is so good!
If you are looking for a protein packed healthy but delicious meal, look no further than this quinoa! It is packed with southwest flavor, and you get plenty of protein and fiber thanks to the beans and quinoa. Combining beans with quinoa is something I do often, and I always feel good and satisfied after enjoying it. This would be perfect to make ahead and bring in your lunches too!
Stuffed mushrooms make a great appetizer or finger food for a party! These stuffed mushrooms happen to be vegan, gluten free and actually healthy! Instead of being filled with cheese and breadcrumbs, I make a filling with walnuts, Italian flavors and a bit of nutritional yeast to give them a cheesy flavor! They are delicious! These would be the perfect thing to make for New Years Eve!
If you are looking for a delicious but healthy appetizer or party snack, these roasted chickpeas are a great option! They taste like dessert, but they are packed with protein and fiber! Not only that, they are easy to make! These would be perfect to whip up for your New Years party spread!
Most people think of mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potato for a Holiday side dish, but did you know rutabagas make a delicious side as well? In this recipe I cook them until tender and mash them with a bit of sweet maple syrup and miso for a delicious combination that is perfect with any protein!
Most people think of butternut squash or acorn when they think of squash, but delicata is a sweet and delicious variety that has a delicate edible skin, and is great for stuffing or even just slicing up and roasting as well. This stuffed squash recipe is a great vegan or vegetarian main dish option for a holiday meal! It is not only pretty and festive, but healthy as well with plenty of fiber and nutrients from the squash! This is pretty easy to make as well, and you could even make it ahead of time and reheat it covered in the oven if you needed to.
This holiday season let’s spread holiday cheer by creating a wow-worthy charcuterie board when entertaining! Here are some tips and tricks to create one effortlessly:
1 Variety of Selection
Select special ingredients to elevate your charcuterie board like Merlot Bellavitano Cheese or a variety of season nuts, herbs, and fruits for garnishing.
2 Build Your Board
Start by placing key elements on the board first, like your cheeses and bowls to hold smaller ingredients. Use these as pillars to balance the layout and fill in the with supportive ingredients.
3 Made to Wow Styling
To give your board a wow-factor, add styling elements: delicately fold pieces of sliced meats, fan out crackers and bring in different shapes like baguette slices for added texture.
4 Festive Finishing
To create a sense of movement and depth on the board, use tiny bowls, low mason jars or layering on smaller marble boards to hold ingredients.
Tip: To make your board feel extra festive, select ingredients that speak to the seasons like sprigs of rosemary or cranberries.
There is an array of products at Fresh & Natural Foods that would make great components for your charcuterie board. Come in and select what you like best.
These coconut peppermint bon bons are the perfect holiday treat! They look like snow balls on the inside, but the outside is decadent dark chocolate! They are made without refined sugar as well, and happen to be vegan and gluten free! They would be perfect to set out as part of a holiday buffet, or just to give as a sweet gift if you know a coconut lover!
Cookies are an essential part of the Holidays! I love baking cookies, eating them, and of course sharing and gifting them to others! These Cranberry Pecan Chocolate Chip cookies are not only delicious, but really easy to make as far as holiday cookies go, just mix, shape and bake! Also, they happen to be vegan and gluten free but you would never guess by tasting them!
There is so much heavy rich food at Thanksgiving, it is nice to sometimes have a lighter salad on the table to balance it out. That is why I love this kale salad! It is packed with flavor, and is delicious, but it is also pretty healthy thanks to all of the nutrients and fiber from the squash, kale and pumpkin seeds. It is easy to make too, and could even be made a day ahead of time (just don’t mix in the squash until you are ready to serve). This would make a lovely addition to your holiday meal!