Buttery root vegetable mash.

Winter squash and root vegetables are abundant in local farmers’ markets even during cold months. (Not like we’re exactly having typically cold winter weather right now.) Sauté these babies in lots of butter, simmer them in vegetable stock and fork them into a chunky mash that’s perfect as a side to grilled steak or roast chicken. Get the recipe on writes4food.com! Continue reading

Blood orange French yogurt cake.

With a blush of glaze and a bright golden interior, this not-too-sweet Blood Orange French Yogurt Cake recipe has a ton going for it. Make it now, while blood oranges are available, and bookmark the recipe to make with other citrus in season. Get the recipe on writes4food.com! Continue reading

Cheesy butternut squash and wild rice bake.

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On a recent blustery day, I was craving something starchy, carby, hearty and cheesy. Voila: this recipe for Cheesy Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Bake. It’s a hack on my most popular recipe, and while it’s full of whole grains and winter squash, there’s enough cheese here to keep the dish from being *too* good for you! Get the recipe on writes4food.com. Continue reading

Beautiful winter panzanella salad.

Typically, panzanella is a summertime salad of toasted bread, tomatoes, cucumbers and olives. But here’s a perfectly wintery spin on this Italian favorite, with hearty multigrain bread, roasted butternut squash, walnuts and a kiss of sherry vinaigrette. Perfect with roast chicken or grilled pork. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Hearty vegetable bolognese.

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This vegetable-laden take on the traditional Italian Bolognese pasta sauce is extraordinarily satisfying. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients: ALL the chopping happens in the food processor, and within an hour you’ll have an incredible meal. Leftover sauce freezes well, so make a big batch! Get the recipe! Continue reading

Warm spiced lentil soup with squash.

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If, like me, you’re ready for a cleaner diet that’s low on fat and calories and high on vegetables and lean protein, then you’re ready for THIS gorgeous lentil soup with butternut squash and warm spices. It’s quick to prepare and makes a comforting dinner or satisfying lunch. Get the recipe! Continue reading