Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprout Pasta with Lemon-Sage Ricotta {Recipe}

October is…. National Pasta Month! Roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts tossed with creamy lemon-sage ricotta and a hint of maple syrup make this pasta dish nutritious and delicious, perfect for a cool fall night. {Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.} In celebration and honor of National Pasta Month, the Recipe ReD… read more »

All About Ancient Grains + Jalapeño Cheddar Crusted Salmon {Gluten Free Recipe}

Ancient grains may be old school, but with the rise in gluten sensitivity and allergies, boy have they made a comeback! And with these ancient grains come protein, fiber, and a whole host of long-term health benefits.  Disclosure: I was sent free product samples and compensated for my time to participate in a webinar sponsored by Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC. The recipe and opinions in this blog post are my own. It’s a good thing I don’t have any food allergies or intolerances, especia… read more »

Cooking with Honey for National Honey Month

Celebrate the flavor, versatility, and nutritional benefits of honey during            National Honey Month! Image Source: National Honey Board Ever since I was a little girl, the start of fall makes me think of honey. Growing up in a Jewish home and raising my children in one now, we celebrate honey for weeks between September and October as we dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year), drizzle honey on our round challahs (symbolic of the new year), and sit in the sukkah wit… read more »

Dried Fruits and Vegetables Recipe Roundup {Recipe ReDux}

Cooking with dried fruits and vegetables is a nutritious and delicious way to add flavor to your meals all year round. Here are some of my favorite recipes using sun-dried tomatoes, raisins, dried cranberries, and dried apricots.  I wish I had my act together for this month’s Recipe ReDux, but between the start of school, hiring a new caregiver for my girls, and all my excitement about Blog Brûlée, I lost track of time and don’t have a brand new recipe to feature for this month’s… read more »

Veggie & Bean Quinoa Bites {Recipe ReDux}

Bars & Bites for Brown Bags Whether you pack your lunch in a bento box, a brown bag or a retro cartoon character lunch box, don’t forget the bars and bites. Small squares or round bites can pack nutrition into a sweet or savory taste. Show us your favorite way to jazz up any type of lunch box. This time of year is especially crazy with the summer winding down and getting the kids ready for school, as I’m sure many of you can relate. So I’ll admit, I completely lost track of the date and forgot… read more »