Posts in Winter
Icelandic Creamy Langoustine Bisque (Humarsúpa)

This Icelandic Creamy Langoustine Bisque is a creamy take on a traditional Icelandic classic that is commonly enjoyed during the holiday season. While in Iceland Langoustine’s are used to give this soup it’s unique flavor, you can also substitute them for shrimp, prawns, or lobster that are available near you.

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Winter Rainbow Cabbage Slaw With Lemon Vinaigrette

While most people will on average consume the same 10-15 fruits and vegetables all year long when it comes to eating in a sustainable, seasonal manner that just isn't going to cut it. We have to step outside of our comfort zone and look at what is being offered to us during that season and let that dictate the meals we will eat, which may or may not be within your typical top-five rotation.

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Roasted Veggie and Quinoa Warm Buddha Bowl

I live in New England, which means that we get a very cold, harsh winter for a good 3-4 months of the year. It's makes us stronger :) Because of the cold season, the vegetables that we are able to grow year round here are limited, and are for the most part meant to be served warm, and cooked...which just so happens to align perfectly with what our bodies naturally crave during this kind of weather. It's not a coincidence, it nature, and nature is so frickin cool!

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Seasonal Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Gluten Free)

I thought it would be fitting to share this super cozy, homemade chicken noodle soup on a cold, dreary, winter day here in Boston...because honestly is there anything better than a warm soup on a cold day?

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Warm Brussel Sprouts and Arugula Winter Salad

My favorite recipes are the ones that are super simple, usually happen by accident, and taste out of this world amazing. So that is why I had to share last nights dinner (and my lunch) with you guys on the blog because that warm salad under those beautiful pasture raised eggs is too good not to share.

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Traditional Guatemalan Decadent Hot Chocolate - Chocolate "El Buen Gusto"

Hot Chocolate is a traditional drink to serve with tamales during the Christmas season in Guatemala. This decadent hot chocolate is made using a few simple ingredients, but will be one of the best hot chocolates you have ever tasted.

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Carrot Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Once the air starts getting a little cold here in New England my soup game begins and goes strong all the way until Spring. There is something just so cozy and inviting about a homemade soup (I honestly can't remember that last time I bought one), not to mention they are the perfect lazy girls option for a healthy, satisfying meal in a pinch.

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Growing up as a kid I have so many wonderful memories of the holiday season, most of which center around my family, and baking. Since I grew up in an Italian household we actually had so many Italian Christmas baking traditions that most kids I don't think typically grew up with, but we also had a few traditional American ones, like making sugar cookies that I am sure so many of you can relate to. 

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Austrian Raspberry Holiday Linzer Cookies (Gluten Free)

These linzer cookies rival even the most detailed of holiday sugar cookies for the award of most festive holiday cookie. There is just something about the simplicity of the shortbread like cookie, cut away with pretty scalloped edges, and filled with bright red raspberry filling, then dusted with what can only remind anyone this time of year with powered sugar snow.

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Lentil and White Bean Slow Cooker Chili

Personally, I think that slow cookers were invented for the holiday season. When time seems to move at warp speed and there are a thousand and one million things to get done every week, which makes planning, prepping, and cooking healthy meals somewhat overwhelming. Not to mention it's cold outside, and slow cookers are the perfect invention for making feel good healthy meals that just warm up your soul. 

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