Freekeh and Butternut Squash

Curious to try freekeh, yet not sure where to go after eating it as a hot cereal? Blogger, amateur chef and former high-school teacher Lauren Martin created this slow-cooker recipe. If you don’t eat meat, it’s just as delicious if you leave out the chicken and substitute vegetarian broth. 2 bone-in chicken breasts ½ C […]

Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seeds and Cranberries

Ingredients: 1 lb. butternut squash, cut into ½ inch cubes 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. pomegranate juice or orange juice 1/8 tsp. kosher salt (table salt will do) 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds toasted 3 tbsp. dried cranberries Directions: Steam the squash until fork tender, […]

Pumpkin (or other winter squash) Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 cup cooked mashed winter squash ¾ cup unbleached flour 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. cinnamon 2 large eggs, separated 1 tbsp. brown sugar 1 cup buttermilk 2 tbsp. melted butter or, coconut, canola or grapeseed oil Place the cooked squash, egg yolks, butter or oil and brown sugar […]

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Ingredients: ½ cup rolled oats 1 cup 1% fat milk ½ cup cooked pumpkin (from a can) Cinnamon to taste 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, honey or coconut sugar ¼ cup chopped pecans Put the oats, cinnamon, sugar and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once the mixture comes to […]

Feta Chicken with Zucchini

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lemon 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.) 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 medium zucchini 1⁄4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup (about 2 ounces) crumbled Feta Heat the oven to 400°F. Drizzle 1⁄2 tablespoon of the oil in a small roasting pan. Remove […]

Pasta with Escarole and Beans

This is a very satisfying and tasty dish. Escarole, which is an endive lettuce, is a good source of postassium, calcium, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C and niacin. It packs a whopping 16 grams of fiber per head the amount found in the my recipe. Cannellini beans are a white kidney bean and the contain […]

Spiced Turkey Cutlets

1 lb. skinless turkey cutlets (salt and pepper to taste) 2 teaspoons canola oil 1⁄2 cup sliced scallions 1 medium red pepper, cut into 14 inch strips 1 cup low-fat, reduced sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin 1⁄4 cup dark raisins Sprinkle the turkey cutlets […]

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil 3⁄4 lb. small yellow potatoes, halved, skin on 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread the potatoes in one […]