5 Comfort Food Recipes to Get Your Hygge On (Feel Cozy)

Comfort Foods That Won't Expand Your Waistline

Times change, seasons change and if you have been outside lately, temperatures change too. As most of you know, I recently relocated from Arizona to the Midwest. My girls and my big kid (husband) have pulled out our winter coats from storage and our...
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Blistered Shishito Peppers with Garlic Chips

Combine tender shishito peppers with garlic chips My first shishito pepper encounter was more than five years ago at Elements restaurant at Sanctuary. Tender, with a salty, sweet and deep smoky taste. While shishitos were once reserved for fine dining and niche Japanese restaurants, today...
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Sweet & Sour Monster Smash Potatoes

Cinnamon-infused and slightly sweet pumpkin paired with savory chive and sour cream flavored purple Peruvian potatoes brings you the best of both worlds. And the contrast of orange and purple offers a striking presentation to serve on Halloween. Each 1/2 cup serving provides 7 grams...
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Pumpkin French Fries with Chipotle-Molasses Ketchup

These pumpkin fries are sweet potatoes’ sassier sister with a smoky twist of cumin, chile and chipotle. The sweet and spicy ketchup will elevate any fry. Each serving offers more than two times the daily value for vitamin A (as beta-carotene), 3 grams fiber, and...
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Curried Broccoli and Chickpea Sauté

While I love blasting broccoli in a 425-degree oven to concentrate flavors and crisp the edges, stovetop pan searing and braising adds a new dimension to broccoli while keeping the kitchen cooler during the summer heat. You can put this dish together in 30...
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Chili-Cumin Skinny Fries with Parmesan and Creamy Scallion Dip

Potatoes as Mother Nature intended are nutritious, with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, but not when fried in the partially hydrogenated oils (aka trans fat) found at many fast food joints. These potatoes get their crispiness from oven frying, accomplished by coating lightly in...
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Creamy Rosemary-Chive Cashew Spread

Nutritious breakfast spread options are typically limited to vegan buttery spread and traditional nut butters. I am also a fan of mashing fresh avocado on toast. Here is another savory topping to add to the mix that provides you with nearly a half serving...
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Pear, Apple and Grape Salad with Thyme and Walnuts

While lush summer berries and melons are frequently enjoyed as fruit salad, it is a mystery to me why seasonal fall fruits don’t get the same treatment. I’m trying to change that by tempting you with this salad made of the season’s bounty, including...
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Easy, Edible & Economical Fall Table Centerpiece Idea

It has been nearly a year and a half since we moved into our new home and I still haven’t found a permanent table centerpiece that I love for the kitchen table. Until today, when I found inspiration at the grocery store with the...
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Creamy Vegan White Bean Ranch Dip

Ranch dressing….what’s not to love? The complex blend of herbs, spices and salt. The acidic tang of buttermilk. Its versatility on vegetable crudités, French fries, and dare I mention bad pizza crust? But the downside: 2 tablespoons delivers 145 calories, 13% of the Daily...
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