Recipes for Christmas!
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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
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
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
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!
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
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 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!
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
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
Revised & updated 1/24/2021 - 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