Category: Christmas

Recipes for Christmas

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Because of it's color scheme, this salad makes a beautiful & healthy addition to your Christmas dinner table. But why stop there... add this to your salad rotation any time of the year, just as I have!

Serves: 4 to 6 depending on the size of the salads

Zesty Fig Dressing

Zesty Fig Dressing

You can really have fun & customize this dressing by using an equal amount of just about any kind of chopped dried fruit in place of the figs. I've used raisins, cranberries, apples, Medjool dates, apricots & even prunes. Each will impart it's own special flavor & health benefits to the dressing.

Yield: makes enough for 2 large dinner or 3 to 4 small side salads

Power Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing

Power Salad with Orange Avocado Dressing

Ever hear of food synergy? It's when certain superfoods are combined together to create an even healthier food. This recipe contains 3 examples of food synergy; Kale & Almonds, Avocado & Tomato, Orange & Avocado making this one delicious, super healthy salad. Definitely something you'll want to add to your daily diet or at least a few times a week!

Serves: 4

Greek Vinaigrette

Greek Vinaigrette

Easy to make & so much healthier than store bought salad dressing, having no additives or preservatives. Makes a delicious marinade as well!

Yield: About 1 cup

Taste of Autumn Squash

Taste of Autumn Squash

This is one of my favorite, super healthy side dishes during the Fall & holiday season. Everybody loves this & always asks if I'll be making it at Thanksgiving. I've also served this alone as a fabulous & satisfying dish for lunch or a light dinner.

Serves: 2 to 4 as a side dish / 2 for lunch or light dinner

Madras Curry Stew

Madras Curry Stew

Madras curry is a fairly hot blend of herbs & spices that originated in southern India. While you can create your own Madras curry spice blend & sauce to cook with, this version is made with a delicious organic premade sauce that cuts your cooking time down to a minimum. Best served warm, not hot, on a bed of Jasmine Rice & accompanied by heated Naan bread smeared with my Peach Apricot Ginger Spread, making a spectacular meal!

Serves: 4

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

One evening while I was eating Mashed Potatoes alongside some Roasted Cauliflower, the taste of the two married together was so delicious I just had to create a recipe for it. This combination brings a whole new level of flavor & nutrients to Mashed Potatoes. It's also a clever way to sneak precious veggies into your kid's diet. They can't see the cauliflower & so they'll devour this just as though they were eating regular Mashed Potatoes!

Yield: Approximately 12 - 1 cup servings

Crock-Pot Mashed Potatoes

Crock-Pot Mashed Potatoes

Without a doubt, the tastiest & healthiest way to cook mashed potatoes. Give this a try & you may never go back to cooking mashed potatoes any other way! For a real treat, make my Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (see recipe in the Potatoes category) which brings a whole new level of flavor & even more nutrients to mashed potatoes.

Yield: Approximately 10 - 1 cup servings

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Think cauliflower is tasteless & boring? Not anymore! When you roast cauliflower, it brings out it's wonderful nutty flavor. Cauliflower is low in fat, high in nutrients, vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. A true superfood you'll want to add to your diet on a regular basis.

Serves: 3 to 4

Rosemary Garlic Root Veggies

Rosemary Garlic Root Veggies

Ring in the Fall season with this colorful, delicious, hearty dish alongside a nice steak, lamb chops or chicken. You could also serve this as a vegetarian meal.

Serves: 4