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Herb Braised Winter Veggies

As the cold sets in, get out your big pots and create lovely winter vegetables (particularly root vegetables) cooked in balsamic vinegar, rosemary, and olive oil. Some root vegetables will stand out more than others such as carrots and radishes can take the heat. While the fennel and onions may be background players and disintegrate. This is okay – they add lots of great flavor! Dig around your refrigerator and…

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A Bountiful Bounty

As the season changes up in Arizona, many of our farmers are still harvesting the summer/fall produce. Our seasons stretch into the next, reminding us that we live in place that doesn’t require winter wardrobes. It’s one of the reasons that many come to Arizona in the first place, to get that 300+ days of sunshine and moderate to hot temperatures and our produce also loves that! As we move…

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Roasted Honey Sage Squash & Apples

A holiday harvest of acorn squash and apples roasted and glazed with olive oil, honey, and fresh sage. This time of year I seek out comfort foods that I can create a healthy version. A great addition to the holiday table as the featured (local) side dish. Acorn squash is packed with vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and fiber. Acorn squash does take some time to cook in the…

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Healthy Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole

Time to ring in the holidays – first up Thanksgiving Day! This is my favorite holiday and to cook during. I love sweet potatoes year round and this baked casserole is a great healthy twist on a classic. These sweet potatoes are mashed with ricotta cheese, milk, and a little butter. The topping is my favorite part – a crunchy crust of sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, and dried fruit. Included…

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