Holiday Greens! Roasted Brussels Sprouts – 3 ways!

Roasted brussels sprouts are having a moment.  Or maybe more than a moment.  A year?  2 years?  Either way, they veg has come a looooong way since the bland steamed version my mom served us in the 90s.  Because of those memories, I thought I hated Brussels sprouts for a solid decade.  But then I discovered roasted sprouts and fell in love.  I’m pretty sure the rest of the internet and every corner pub with a decent appetizer list fell in love with them too.  Since they are on every appetizer list, Pinterest, and food mags. I know loads of people are scouring the inter-web for roasted sprouts recipes because…

One Bowl Wonder: Pasta e Ceci

If you find yourself with a house full of people this week… but the last thing you want to do is spend even more time in the kitchen, might I suggest this super simple one-pot Italian classic?  Pasta e Ceci.  Pasta and chickpeas.  Its a very popular classic Roman dish, and its ridiculously simple to make, vegan friendly, and so, so good!  (I even used GF pasta.) Like grown-up spaghetti-Os that kids and adults will slurp right up!  When I have no time and/or a house full of hungry people, this is my go-to.  I have yet to meet anyone who dislikes it.  Its a perfect comforting but light meal…

Creamy Cauliflower and White Bean Hummus + JORD Wood Watches

Any gathering where guests mill about pre-meal with a beverage in hand feels like there should be at least a light appetizer.  Right?  As a host, it seems irresponsible to pour wine so freely while guests’ bellies are empty….. Unless, of course, the gathering is Thanksgiving – the most infamously carb-heavy day of the year.  So much eating.  So much food.  So much post meal food-coma!  Do we really need an appetizer too?? If your friends are anything like ours, they arrive early and stay late.  Thanksgiving dinner (which we serve mid-afternoon) is an all day affair.  Appetizers feel like overkill with all the mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes,…

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up!

With the big day less than a week away… I’m putting alllll my favorite Thanksgiving ready recipes in one place – this post. Its feels like a pretty perfunctory blogger thing to do. But, I love reading recipe round-ups on other bloggers’ sites.  I get ideas from those posts all the time!  Since you are here, we probably have at least food in common.  So, here you go: a collection of my favorite Thanksgiving appetizers, salads, vegetarian sides, and desserts! Appetizers Honey Candied Pecans Thanksgiving is a heavy meal!  So I keep the appetizers to a minimum.  Since, I’ll be making these salad toppings, why not make extra for snacking!…

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Candied Pecans, and Dijon-Thyme Vinaigrette

I have to say, the culinary comeback of the brussels sprout is pretty spectacular.  What trendy neighborhood spot worth its salt doesn’t have a roasted brussels sprout on their apps list?  Not many…. If you were a child of the 80s and 90s, you probably remember the unseasoned steamed variety.  I hated them.  I probably still would.  Who would want green steamed mush?  Or worse yet, when they weren’t all the way cooked and the parents demanded I eat my veggies.  Mush or partially raw woody sprouts?  Not sure which I hated more. So with a million delicious varieties of roasted sprouts making a comeback in recent years,  myself and…
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