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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

So how do you transform these cute little cabbages into something amazing? — Roast them! I love roasted Brussels sprouts! And I particularly love roasted Brussels sprouts with pomegranate and roasted hazelnuts. There are tender sprouts, a hint of lemon, that uniquely sweet-tart flavor of pomegranates and roasted hazelnuts for a great nutty crunch… all […]

Recipe for Roasted White Asparagus with Tahini-Lemon Sauce

Roasted White Asparagus with Tahini-Lemon Sauce

I adore simple, healthy recipes that pack a ton of flavor. Just like this roasted white asparagus with tahini-lemon sauce. Topped with fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts, these are flavors to fall in love with. There are two ways I like cooking asparagus. Actually, I stand corrected… three: grilled, roasted or blanched in a […]

simple and healthy recipe for a roasted carrot, spelt and lentil salad paired with classic middle-eastern of flavors like cumin, sumac and za'tar

Za’atar Roasted Carrot, Spelt and Lentil Salad

Oops I did it again. Made another salad I love. Yes, more salad love! A spelt and lentil salad with za’atar roasted carrots, some tasty herbs and toasted almonds — cause every salad needs a little crunch. The dressing is made with eastern Mediterranean spices or shall I say Middle Eastern? Nevertheless, these are three […]

Crunchy Candy Cane Beet and Carrot Slaw with Sunflower Seeds and Sesame Seeds

Crunchy Candy Cane Beet and Carrot Slaw

Loaded with color, texture and crunch. That’s this candy cane beet and carrot slaw is. It is beautifully colored, bright-tasting and nutritious. Yes, there is so much good stuff going on with this salad. The carrots and chioggia beets are finely julienned (cut into matchsticks), then tossed with a splash of my favorite red wine […]

Sage Roasted Potato Wedges with Lacinato (Dinosaur) Kale, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Recipe

Sage Roasted Potato Wedges with Lacinato Kale

There are roasted potatoes and then there are crispy sage roasted potato wedges. Oven baked with olive oil and tasty bits of crispy crushed garlic and fresh sage these taters are good enough to stand alone but even better with sautéed shallots and my favorite variety of kale — Italian lacinato kale. Lacinato kale is […]