Category: Holidays & Occasions

Recipes for a variety of Holidays & Occasions - See individual categories on the Recipe Menu for a complete breakdown.

Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

I think the reason a lot of people, especially kids, don't like vegetables is because the way they're cooked leaves them bland & tasteless. Not only that, but most methods cook out all the nutrients, but roasting retains all the precious nutrients. You've never tasted carrots, or any vegetable for that matter, until you've roasted them. They are amazingly sweet, nutty & oh so delicious... I guarantee this will become your preferred way to cook & eat them from now on!

Serves: 2 to 3

Peach Melba

Peach Melba

Bright & cheery, smooth & creamy, with a nice fruity flavor & just a hint of tang makes this my very favorite dessert. I'm sure once you taste it, it'll be your favorite too!

Serves: 2

Herbed Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Herbed Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Move over commercially prepared ranch dressings, there's a new, easy to make dressing in town & it's comin' for your salad! Everyone I've served this to says it's the best ranch dressing they've ever had & ask me what brand it is. They're surprised when I tell them I made it from scratch & beg for the recipe.

Yield: 6 - 1/4 cup servings

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that people either love or hate. Once they try it roasted though... a lot of those haters change their mind. Roasted broccoli has a whole different taste & smell than broccoli cooked any other way. Broccoli is considered a superfood & something you want to have in your diet regularly.

Serves: 2

Pomegranate Pistachio Quinoa

Pomegranate Pistachio Quinoa

A kick of spice, a burst of tang, a hint of sweetness & a nice bit of crunch makes this dish simply awesome & one you'll want to make over & over again. It even makes a fantastic, healthy, anytime snack. Because of it's color scheme this makes a perfect, healthy addition to your Christmas holiday table. Your family & guests are going to love it!

Serves: 4 as a side dish or 2 for a light meal

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