The last few years my family has started out the new year by eating black eyed peas. I found these beautiful yellow eyed peas at the farm market. The owner says they are in the same family but have a smoother taste and greater depth of flavor. They are considered an heirloom bean. You may know that black eyed peas are often served on New Year’s Day because its thought they bring good luck. However, yellow eyed peas are thought to bring not just luck, but luck in the form of GOLD. So, I am going with it! ‘Cause I could really use some gold right about now!
Last Minute Holiday Side Dish Roundup
Looking for last minute side dish recipes? Jessica and I have compiled a few of our favorites here. These sides are great addition to any holiday dinner table and can be easily made last minute. Creamed Spinach and Kale This creamed spinach and kale is one of our favorites. It is so delicious. Its become…
Creamed Spinach and Kale
My cleaned up creamed spinach recipe uses cream cheese and cream to achieve that perfect creamy texture we all love. In addition, I threw in a little kale to give it a fun tasty (and nutritious, but don’t hold that against me) twist!. I have to tell you guys…this stuff is so good. Like unexpectedly good. I ate half the dish without even realizing. It is everything you want in a creamed spinach, without all the stuff you don’t. After you try this, I promise, you will never go back to the old version again!
Quinoa Apple Onion Stuffing
Looking for a clean, unprocessed, gluten free, but still delicious and hearty Thanksgiving stuffing (or dressing as we southerners call it) recipe? Well, look no further! I created this recipe based on a few stuffing recipes I’ve tried over the years and substituted quinoa for the traditional bread. This recipe could also be made with…
Cranberry Apple Chutney & Traditional Cranberry Sauce
So, continuing on my Thanksgiving theme this week, I made this Cranberry Apple Chutney. I think we may have finally finished up our apples! We had SO many though. There may be a few still hiding in my fridge. I’ll scope it out in the morning. I hope not though because that would mean time for more apple picking!
This Cranberry Apple Chutney would be a great side dish to bring to your families Thanksgiving dinner, and its clean! Its such a nice substitute for traditional cranberry sauce. Its a simple easy Thanksgiving side that can be made early in the morning or even the day before and refrigerated.
Honey Roasted Parsnips and Sweet Potatoes
This parsnip and sweet potato dish is completely fall and is an excellent Thanksgiving side dish. The local honey is such a nice compliment to the carmelized shallots and crisp parsnips. Now that I’m back from Bermuda, I’m in a Thanksgiving kind of mood. We are going to the in-laws this year so I won’t be planning the menu or really cooking much for the actual day of. I’m itching to make some deliciously fall Thanksgiving fare. So you’ll have to forgive me as I inundate you with recipes over the next week or so! I’m starting with this sweet potato and parsnip dish.
Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa
I’m a huge fan of nutty grainy flavor so I was excited to experiment with quinoa. I thought the flavor of the quinoa would go well with some chili kinds of flavors, and I was right. This dish is delicious. Its one of the first recipes I got right the first time! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did.
Roasted Acorn Squash
Hey, it’s Jessica again. I am still in Georgia this week visiting family. And there is one thing I have to say…it is definitely fall. Like actual fall…which is unusual this time of year in GA. The weather said it was going to get in the 20s this weekend…I mean what is that…it’s the south…that kind of stuff is not supposed to happen in Georgia. Anyway, I digress.
Spinach Quinoa Pie
I don’t know about you, but I love anything resembling a casserole. If there is something warm, baked and savory…i’m in! I am starting to love quinoa. It is so easy to cook, can be flavored with anything…and to top it off its really healthy! So I wanted to find a way to mix my love of quinoa and casseroles together in one amazing dish. and the result…..Spinach Quinoa Pie!
Creamy Spaghetti Squash Mac’n Cheese
I wanted to make a mac’n cheese dish that had all the satisfying creaminess without all the “bad stuff” of the traditional version. I made it with spaghetti squash instead of pasta and added Greek yogurt instead of butter. The result…an amazingly delicious dish that was exactly what i wanted on this dreary day.