Curried Millet with Butternut Squash

Curried Millet with Butternut Squash

Hello Friends!  I'm excited to be team up with a few other Boston foodies (Simply Gourmet in Southie, Eat Live Blog, Champagne Thursday, and La Vie Jaime) to bring you #BostonPotluck.  We're each sharing recipes for healthy holiday meals during the month of December and we're giving away some excellent cookbooks.  Get ready for good food all … [Read more...]

Thyme Scented Pattypan Squash

Thyme Scented Pattypan Squash

In my opinion, pattypan squash is far superior to its cousin yellow summer squash.  It has firmer flesh, a lovely flavor, and the cutest shape around!  It seems to be one of those vegetables that many people are unfamiliar with, so hopefully this recipe will open your eyes to the wonder of the pattypan. Thyme Scented Pattypan Squash Ingredients … [Read more...]

Kabocha Squash Coconut Curry

Kabocha Squash Coconut Curry

Ready to eat something healthy and nourishing after a week of holiday indulgence?  Me too!  I actually made this curry while we were in Slovenia this fall, but I've been craving warm, healthful soups in this cold weather and was reminded of this recipe.  The robust, spicy flavor and loads of healthful ingredients make this soup a perfect choice for … [Read more...]

Maple Glazed Delicata Squash

Maple Glazed Delicata Squash

If I was forced to pick one recipe that truly symbolizes fall for me, this would be it.  I'm a devoted fan of the delicata squash and this simple recipe brings out the best of its flavors.  It is sweet, earthy, and totally addicting! We grew lots of delicata on our farm when I was growing up.  A wooden crate filled with winter squash ended up … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mountain Sage

Quinoa Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mountain Sage

It all started on a hike through Montenegro with loads of mountain sage growing along the trail. At first I just picked a few leaves to sniff and play with while hiking, but soon my gathering instinct got the better of me and I had a huge bouquet by the time we reached the summit. I love the smell and taste of sage and have become even … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Carrot and Squash Tagine

Spicy Carrot and Squash Tagine

There are so many things I like about this dish -- warming spices in mid-winter, anti-inflammatory ingredients, an excuse to use lots of parsley, and getting to say the fabulous word tagine!  I've made this a few times this fall and winter and it gets better each time. Sweet and Spicy Carrot and Squash Tagine Ingredients (serves 4): 1 yellow … [Read more...]

Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash

Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cold January nights are a perfect time to enjoy winter squash.  Winter squash is actually harvested in the fall, but due to it's thick skin it can keep for months without refrigeration.  In addition to providing healthy, local food all winter long, squash sweetens as it ages (to a point) so it tastes even better after sitting for a month or so. … [Read more...]

Curried Pear & Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Pear and Butternut Squash Soup

This soup tastes like chilly fall evenings curled up by the fire.  My mom made it when I was growing up and it seems to be the perfect antidote to cold, dark nights.  It highlights the best of seasonal cooking, while tasting rich and decadent without any dairy.  It's also pretty darn simple to make, which is always a plus! Curried Pear and … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Vegetables

My Top 5 Vegetables

As Thanksgiving approaches I'm having tons of ideas about what to post about gratitude, my family, holiday foods, harvest bounty etc.  I have decided to focus on the food! Thanksgiving is such an amazing foodie holiday.  For me the harvest bounty of seasonal produce provides the tangible representation of all the aspects of our lives that deserve … [Read more...]