Harpers Bazaar: 4 Healthy Fall Recipes From the Farmer’s Market

Harpers Bazaar: 4 Healthy Fall Recipes From the Farmer’s Market

Fall is my favorite time of the year! Check out my latest post featured on Harper’s Bazaar for savory, sweet and seasonal recipes and what to do with the newest crops at the farmer's market. See the full story with recipes by clicking HERE!  

DEFINE foods: Gingered Carrots, Beets & Fig w Miso-Sesame Dressing

DEFINE foods: Gingered Carrots, Beets & Fig w Miso-Sesame Dressing

Ring in the New Year with this new recipe! A fresh, clean start to cooking right. Good-quality, seasonal ingredients make for a perfect dish. Carrots and beets are available locally right now at your farmer’s markets. Combined with fresh fig and a bright pop of pomegranate seeds, this dish has sweet and savory earthiness that makes it grounding as a side-dish [...]

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

The perfect Fall feel-good soup. Simple enough for a weeknight and elegant enough for your Thanksgiving table. The earthy sage adds a perfectly grounding flavor to the sweet apple and  smooth butternut squash. With a subtle kick from jalapeno, you will feel like kicking up your feet next to a warm fire on a cold night.  [...]

DEFINE foods: Chipotle Black Bean + Sweet Potato Tacos

DEFINE foods: Chipotle Black Bean + Sweet Potato Tacos

Sweet potatoes and black beans are a favorite food combination of mine at this time of year. It's hearty and earthy, healthy and delicious. Throw it in a taco with smokey chile flavor, and you've got yourself a winning dinner. I like to use sprouted corn tortillas, which are made from freshly sprouted 100% organic [...]

DEFINE foods: Fall for Persimmons

DEFINE foods: Fall for Persimmons

Fall produce has officially started to make appearances at the local farmer's markets. I have been doing quite a bit of recipe testing for the upcoming launch of DEFINE foods.  Persimmons, sweet potatoes, acorn squash and pumpkin..here is a little taste of what is to come! Check out this exclusive recipe for my Persimmon Tea [...]

Roasted Shallot & Muscadine Grape Quinoa Salad

Roasted Shallot & Muscadine Grape Quinoa Salad

I came across Muscadine grapes at the farmer's market a few weeks ago and was intrigued, as I had never seen or tasted before. I learned that they are native to states south of the Mason-Dixon Line and as far west as Texas and have valuable antioxidants and fiber. They are definitely different from your typical table [...]

Tomato & Broccolini Whole Grain Spaghetti

Tomato & Broccolini Whole Grain Spaghetti

Farm fresh and quick to pull together, this meal is perfect for a weeknight. Local tomatoes are so bright and flavorful right now, the simplest preparation is all you need. I prefer whole grain brown rice pasta over the norm because it's easier to digest, as it's free of wheat, dairy, and gluten. I recommend [...]

Roasted Beet, Chickpea + Black Quinoa Salad

Roasted Beet, Chickpea + Black Quinoa Salad

Beets....LOADED with fiber, potassium, iron and folic acid. The pigment that gives beets their color (Betacyanin) is also a powerful antioxidant. I found this Chioggia type at the farmer's market last weekend, and I was immediately drawn to their color and red-and-white striped roots! This particular bunch is only now starting to show up on specialty grocery [...]

Roasted Squash + Ginger Apple Quinoa

Roasted Squash + Ginger Apple Quinoa

Another night cooking with ingredients from the Hamptons I decided to stay on the apple track and add one of my all-time favorite Fall produce, the acorn squash. LifeThyme market has the best roasted vegetables in their hot bar these days, loaded with all types of squash, carrots, onions...picking up dinner from there has become [...]

Hamptons + Fall Recipe

Hamptons + Fall Recipe

Just back from the weekend spent with my husband in the Hamptons celebrating our one year anniversary. The weather could not have been better.  The crisp air, the sun shining and the sea breeze somehow melts you back grounded to reality and takes your mind to another place.  We spent our time there apple and [...]