Cinnamon Cranberry Poached Apples

Tiny poached apples served in sweetly spiced syrup infused with warming spices like cinnamon, vanilla, star anise and the tartness of fresh cranberries. 

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These poached apples are just the thing for a simple family supper or a holiday get-together when you’re short on time.  Cooked fruit are one of the simplest of sweets but also the most comforting.

Sweet, spicy and just a little bit tart, it’s also the kind of recipe that’s just at home for breakfast as it is for dessert, and the best part is you can make them ahead of time since they only get better as they sit.  An overnight rest in the fridge gives the flavors a chance to mingle and infuse the apples even further.


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Creamy Baked Parsnips with Thyme

An easy, creamy side of oven-braised parsnips with thyme.

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Braising has a way of bringing out the best in certain vegetables.  Take parsnips, for example; yes, they’re wonderful roasted in a hot oven where they get all crispy on the outside, but braising them gives them a tender, creamy quality through and through that’s equally glorious.

I think it’s one of the nicest ways to serve parsnips, not to mention it’s pretty convenient around the holidays when you’ve got the oven going practically 24/7 anyhow.


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Thai-Style Coconut, Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup

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 A quick and hearty soup with sweet potatoes and spinach in a creamy coconut broth with Thai spices.  So let’s talk soup.  More specifically let’s… 

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Coconut Caramel Pecan Bars

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Pecan bars with a hint of cinnamon topped with a tender coconut caramel. This is one of those kinds of treats that I like to… 

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Delicata Squash Salad with Persimmons and Pomegranate Dijon Vinaigrette

Delicata Squash Salad with Persimmons and Pomegranate Dijon Vinaigrette

A cool-weather salad filled with roasted delicata squash, persimmons and pomegranate that’s brimming with bright  flavors and colors. While this time of the year warm… 

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Dark Chocolate Mousse Truffle Squares

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These dark chocolate truffle squares are smooth and intensely chocolatey. Pure deliciousness, that’s what these little squares are. Now if you’ve been reading this blog… 

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Chermoula Sauce

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Thick wedges of roasted acorn squash tossed with Chermoula sauce makes a simple but flavorful side. It’s hard to miss the piles of squash filling… 

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Vanilla Bean Chia Porridge with Sautéed Caramel Pears

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Take a little time in the morning to sit down to a nice warming bowl of vanilla bean chia porridge with caramelized pears.  I just… 

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Spinach and Eggplant Noodle Miso Soup

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A quick and easy miso soup that both soothes and invigorates, filled with eggplant noodles, baby spinach and shiitake mushrooms. This is one of those… 

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Sweet Blueberry Lemon Puffed Omelette

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A light and lemony puffed omelette studded with juicy blueberries makes an excellent change of pace for breakfast. Whether it’s for breakfast, brunch, lunch or… 

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Swiss Almond Ice Cream from Dairy-Free Ice Cream | Interview with the Author and Giveaway

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A recipe for Dairy-Free Swiss Almond Ice Cream and an interview with the author of Dairy-Free Ice Cream, Kelly V. Brozyna You may already know… 

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Concord Grape Sorbet With Rosemary and Black Pepper from The Nourished Kitchen | Interview with the Author and Giveaway

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A recipe for Concord Grape Sorbet with Rosemary and Black Pepper and an interview with the author of The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the… 

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