Another quick & healthy recipe to get you back on track after the Thanksgiving ‘shenanigans’. This salad is refreshing and a great combination of flavors: crunchy and light. If you need an additional intake of protein, you can add a hard-boiled egg, a can of tuna, or a grilled chicken breast.
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The clock is ticking: a couple of days until Thanksgiving, and you are trying to get ready to select and prepare the perfect meal for your family and guests. Turkey is the “big boy” on the table, but as much of an effort you can put into cooking it to perfection, not everybody will eat it, for a reason or another. Actually, you will most likely end up with plenty leftover: I know, been there – done that! And I’m sure you did too: “Turkey sandwich” for a week! 😉
That’s why I’m offering you this appetizing option to your traditional turkey. YES YES YES, there’s no meat involved, but I assure you the texture is so ‘meaty’, you won’t hear any complain from meat lovers! Besides being very tasty (and obviously a healthy option, hehe), it’s also light so you’ll still have room for all the other delicious food you will be serving!
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How pretty are these carrots?! Well, let me tell you something: they are not just pretty, they are “pretty delicious” too! Another great recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner: add some color to your table! You can find these organic heirloom carrots at your local farmers market, or Trader Joe’s store. Keep it simple. Keep it easy. Keep it healthy 🙂
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This earthy soup reminds me of winters in Italy 🙂 Rich of flavor as well as fibers, vitamins and minerals. For this recipe I used beet greens, as I buy beets often and I like to use as much as I can of my food, discarding the least possible. You can definitely use the leafy greens of your choice: kale, spinach, collard, even cabbage. Enjoy! Continue reading “Nicole’s EARTHY WHITE BEANS & BEET GREENS SOUP”
Today I am recommending you two different options to your usual mashed potatoes: Gluten Free Garlic Cauliflower Mash and Cinnamon Organic Mashed Sweet Potatoes. These are incredible dishes, full of flavor and extremely nutritious! When planning your Thanksgiving meal, make sure you try them out: this way you can offer your guests both a savory and a sweet choice. They are easy to make and you can prepare a small or as big of a batch as you need (go big, I assure you there won’t be any leftovers!).
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Left over squash?! Hehe, I do get around plenty of it lately 😉 Put together a quick & delicious side dish, perfect to pair with your turkey, chicken or pork chop. You can start with your roasted squash leftovers (or a raw one), grab a packet of frozen (or fresh) Brussel sprouts, and throw in a handful of dried cranberries. Dress it with some extra virgin olive oil or a homemade honey-mustard vinaigrette…Et Voila’! Continue reading “Nicole’s ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, BRUSSEL SPROUTS & CRANBERRY MEDLEY”
One week till Thanksgiving! I had been planning on sharing few different recipes for your Holiday menu, but had two very hectic weeks and little time to blog! I will try to catch up and post some healthy & easy ones during the next few days. Mostly little twitches to your traditional dishes, to keep it classic, tasty, AND healthy 🙂
First on the list: Cranberry Orange Chutney. Let’s not give into the canned cranberry sauce! Not only it is loaded with sugar, but also preservatives. It’s so easy to make your own with a handful of ingredients and only takes few minutes. Continue reading “Nicole’s FRESH CRANBERRY ORANGE CHUTNEY”
Last pumpkin recipe…for the week, I promise! Hehe 😉 I obviously can’t get enough of it! And soups too. I love how you can make a big batch, refrigerate or freeze them, and they are always a good option.
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So after the success of the Nicole’s ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN PIE recipe I posted yesterday (over 200 hits!), I decided to give you a couple of more dishes that involve pumpkin. After all, if we don’t take advantage of it now, when then?!
Risotto is one of my favorite ways to prepare rice: must be my Italian roots! Continue reading “Nicole’s PUMPKIN SPICE ORGANIC RISOTTO”
Ohh Pumpkin Pie…a classic of the season! Thanksgiving is approaching fast (WAY too fast!), and a lot of us are starting putting together the ‘Holiday’ menu. This recipe will give a different twist to your Pumpkin Pie. To start with, it doesn’t pack all the sugar you would normally find in a regular pie. It is dairy and gluten free, and the combination of coconut & almond flour gives a nutty finish that is perfect with the natural pumpkin flavor.
Considering you will probably be stuffing yourself with everything else, you can at least feel good about topping it off with a healthy treat 😉 Continue reading “Nicole’s ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN PIE”