Saturday, November 27, 2010

10 ideas to spice up leftover turkey

Getting tired of looking at leftover turkey?  Your family will "gobble" these fresh recipes up!

(Less) Sweet Potato Casserole

Here is a side dish that I invented for my Thanksgiving feast.  My family gobbled it up, despite their aversion to sweet potatoes.  I think this would be a great dish for any fall or winter meal, not just the holidays.

Sweet potatos contain beta carotene, an essential nutrient, plus tons of antioxidants.  They are one of the superfoods that we don't eat nearly enough of in America.

3 medium sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, or until tender.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.  Remove skin from potatoes by slitting the skin with a knife and peeling it off.  Slice potatoes into chunks and place in a 2 quart baking dish.  Top with chopped walnuts.  In small saucepan, melt butter over med-low heat.  Add maple syrup and mix in cinnamon and nutmeg.    Drizzle butter mixture over potatoes and nuts.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fall Meal Medley

I have compiled links below to some of the most fabulous fall recipes that I have come across on the web this season.  Enjoy! 

Big thanks to all the sites and creators of these recipes!

Spaghetti Squash Marinara with Italian Sausage and Garlic Bread:

Butternut Squash with Wilted Spinach and Blue Cheese:

Roast Duck with Cherry Reduction Sauce:
Fall Pumpkin Soup:

Chili and Cornbread: 
      (note:  if you haven't planned ahead, you can omit soaking the grains and used canned beans for these recipes, with just as tasty results)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Honey Mustard Chicken

A big thank you to my sister, a Healing Foods Specialist, who passed the above linked recipe along to me.  She says:

"I've made this recipe twice now, once with the carrots and once with out just doubled the onions.  both times it was great.  I remove the chicken and cook the "sauce" down a little thicker right at the end, just takes a minute or two of extra simmer.  Super easy and quick so thought I'd share."