Posts tagged kale
Ode to Fall Veggies

It’s officially fall, and I can say without a doubt that my absolute favorite season has arrived. As much as I love swimming in the lake in the summer with the dogs, or taking them up to the snow in the winter, and as much as I love to see my terrace flowers and plants come to life in the spring, fall just screams my name. I partly blame The Gilmore Girls for this fall fascination. Is it just me or did it feel like 90% of that show happened in the fall, and featured the most gorgeous New England fall foliage and weather all the time? I also blame it on Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan when in the midst of one of my favorite romantic comedies and a total tribute to books and the reading life, they discuss the fall and bouquets of sharpened pencils. I don’t miss much about being in school, but reading and analyzing books with my high school teacher Liz is one of those things I look back on fondly, the other is shopping for school supplies at the stationary store, so bouquets of sharpened pencils sounds just about right.

In today’s episode though, we won’t be talking about my pluviophile nature, or the fact that fall trees just make a city that much more beautiful, we’re getting our cooking on and talking about fall veggies and what to do with them. I’m going to give you a brief list of some of my fall favorite vegetables, and give you one or two quick ideas of how you can turn them into dinner tonight. Sound good? Let’s do this thing! Although it will be all about the veggies today, I’m including some fall fruits like apples, figs and pomegranates within the ideas for each veg, so you can max out the savings and deliciousness of the farmer’s market this time of year.

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Southwestern Kale and Black Bean Bowl with Sweet Potatoes

Today we're cooking up yet another delicious quick fix that is full of color, nutrients, protein, beautiful greens and the best part, it's so easy and quick to make it's sure to start making a weekly appearance in your kitchen.

Just in case you're new to our quick fix recipes, this is your opportunity to hone your "cooking by instinct" skills, since we give you step by step instructions but no measured amounts! Don't worry, I know many of you prefer to follow an exact recipe and we've got so many of those here, but when people ask me what they can start doing today to really improve their cooking, I always mention cooking by instinct.

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NEW VIDEO FOR MEMBERS! KALE AND PINEAPPLE GREEN SMOOTHIE

We promised to make January our tribute to health month and base our meals on wonderful whole plant foods that nourish us, so when it was time to choose the first video for members for 2016, it had to be the perfect green smoothie.

Smoothies are basically 5 minute creamy and scrumptious meals in a glass, and if you get really creative you can pack more of a nutrient punch than you would in a traditional meal! They are truly wonderful, especially as a recovery meal after a long workout or as a meal to take on the go on busy days when you don't have time to make breakfast.

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