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Category: Cool Weather Food

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Southwestern Black Beans & Quinoa

I love curling up on a cool day with a warming bowl of this heart goodness.  The fresh add-ons on top totally set it off.  Yum! Ingredients 4 cups Organic Vegetable Broth 2 cups Quinoa (Tricolor, white, or red) 2 Sweet Yellow Onions, peeled and diced 1 Red Pepper, seeded and diced 1-2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 Tomatoes, diced OR 1 large … Read More Southwestern Black Beans & Quinoa

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Winter-Chaser Mixed Beans

Ingredients 4 cups Mixed Dried Beans, soaked overnight in filtered water then drained 2 large cans Organic Diced Tomatoes 4 cups Organic Vegetable Broth 4 cups Water 2 Yellow Onions, diced 2 Green Bell Peppers, diced 1 ½ – 2 tbsp Chili Powder 1 tbsp Paprika 1 tbsp Cumin 1 tbsp Oregano 1 tsp Sea Salt, or to taste Chipotle Powder, to taste for … Read More Winter-Chaser Mixed Beans

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“Sour Cream” & Onion Potato Wedges

It was love at first bite.  The first time I made these,  I had my kids, my niece and my cousin’s kids all over for the weekend.  They couldn’t keep their hands off of them! Ingredients 3 ½ – 4 lbs. Organic Russett Potatoes, cleaned and dried 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tbsp Dried Dill 2 tsp Onion Powder 1 tsp Garlic … Read More “Sour Cream” & Onion Potato Wedges

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Honey-Dijon Spuds

Okay, so this makes a lot of spuds.  What can I say?  You might as well cause they go fast. Serves 8 easy Ingredients 5 lbs Sweet Potatoes (About 5 Medium Sized) Skin On (OR mix it up with 4 Sweet Potatoes & 3 White) 3-4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil* 3-4 Tbsp Whole Grain Dijon Mustard* 2 Tbsp Honey 2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh … Read More Honey-Dijon Spuds

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Thyme for Garlicky Roasted Vegetables

There is little I enjoy in the kitchen like a fresh pan of roasted root vegetables on a cool day. The addition of thyme and garlic only makes these all the more delectable and addictive. Ingredients 8 Baby Red Potatoes, quartered 8 Baby Purple Potatoes, quartered (may sub for more red) 1 Bag Organic Baby Carrots 1 Yellow Onion, peeled & coarsely chopped 1 … Read More Thyme for Garlicky Roasted Vegetables

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Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato & Sweet Onion

While you can make this one any day, this would also be a great one for the holidays. Easy, delicious, healthy. What more could you ask for? Ingredients 1 Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and chopped into 1 inch cubes (or slightly smaller) 2 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes (or slightly smaller) 1-2 Yellow Onions, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch … Read More Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato & Sweet Onion

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BBQ Sweet Potato Wedges with Honey Mustard

Addictive.  That’s all I really have to say on this one. Ingredients 3 ½ – 4 lbs. Sweet Potatoes, cleaned & dried 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Melted Virgin Coconut Oil 4 Tbsp Sweet & Smokey BBQ Rub, Recipe Below OR Your Favorite BBQ Dry Rub Honey Mustard (Easy Recipe Follows) or other dipping sauce of choice Instructions Prep grill or preheat … Read More BBQ Sweet Potato Wedges with Honey Mustard

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Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash with Red Onion

I love that everything about this dish screams of words like “fall harvest” and “abundance.”  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good summer dish as much as the next southern-bred gal but there is something about foods that nourish in such an incredible way while bringing warmth and comfort to the table.  I love it’s mild sweetness paired with the creaminess of the … Read More Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash with Red Onion

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Healthy, Hearty White Bean Chili

No dish is more quintessential to the fall and winter kitchen than a warm bowl of chili.  As the days are cooling and the hoodies are coming out, now is the perfect time to bust out the crocks and cast iron skillets, and to kick that oven on to roast an abundance of Fall harvest foods. This chili is incredibly nutritious and boasting with … Read More Healthy, Hearty White Bean Chili

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Amazing Orange, Pomegranate & Pistachio Brussels Sprouts

One thing I absolutely love about recipes like this is that they’re super easy, flexible and help even those most adamantly averse to the beloved brussel sprout second guess their posture on such an incredible, healthful food. Ingredients 2 lbs Brussel Sprouts 1 large Orange, zested and juiced 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Sea Salt, to taste Pomegranate Balsamic, to finish 1/4 to … Read More Amazing Orange, Pomegranate & Pistachio Brussels Sprouts