Roasted Garlic, Spinach and Cheddar Tart

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This is another gem from the “Pie for Dinner” issue of Bon Appetit. and it does not disappoint! It is a bit of a time commitment, however, but worth every minute. Whether  the you’re in the mood for a cheesy custardy dinner or the perfect centerpiece for brunch, then this is for you. It’s also ridiculously satisfying to eat a pie made of things your boyfriend can’t stand (or is that just me?).

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Roasted Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower

 

 

Roasted Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. cut broccoli and cauliflower into medium sized pieces
  3. In an oven safe baking dish combine broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, and shallot.
  4. Coat lightly with olive oil
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and toss ingredients together
  6. Roast in oven for 1 hour, stirring halfway through cooking
  7. Serve!

Roasted Chickpea and Feta Kale Salad

This New Years Resolution-worthy kale salad is one of my favorite quick dinners.  It is healthy and the roasted chickpeas make it filling.  Not to mention the fact that the roasted chickpeas are an addictive snack on their own.  The spiciness of the red pepper flakes add just enough of a kick to balance out the feta cheese.

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Apple Pie Oatmeal

Want an excuse to eat apple pie for breakfast? I have something close for you. My solution? Apples sautéed in cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar that taste like apple pie filling without the pie crust.  Since oatmeal has a lot of fiber, I am easily full until lunchtime with this breakfast.

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Garlic Roasted Purple Potatoes

Did you know potatoes this beautiful existed? Well, they do and I have good news for you.  These purple potatoes are healthier than white potatoes and taste just as good, if not better!  You can pretty much substitute these potatoes for any recipe calling for a white potato.  Roast them, mash them, bake them.  Options are endless.  These purple potatoes have around 4x the amount of antioxidants contained in normal Russet potatoes (remember, purple = good).  That’s real life.  Healthy food can taste good too! You can find these at farmer’s markets or certain grocery stores (best bet is those that specialize in organic foods like Whole Foods). Leave the skin on when you cook them.  The skin is pretty thin, but it has a lot of nutritional content. So, let’s roast some potatoes, shall we?

Roasted-Purple-Potatoes-with-Rosemary

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Blue Cornbread Muffins

Before everything became about sweet yellow corn, people were all about the blue corn.  Blue corn is one of the oldest varieties of corn.  Blue corn has a high level of anthocyanins, which give it the blue (or purplish) color.  In other words, blue corn has lots of health benefits! I’m going to be honest, I also like the fact that these are purple because they’re cuter than normal cornbread muffins.  There. I said it. You should be able to find organic blue corn meal at your grocery store and that is what I recommend.  Enough about that, back to the deliciousness that is the blue cornbread muffin.  These muffins come together quickly and make a great side to soups, salads, basically anything.  Give these a try for Thanksgiving (it is November now, after all) to accompany Thanksgiving dinner. I’m picturing them making a glorious combination with some turkey and homemade mac and cheese.

Blue-Cornbread-Muffins

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Vegetable Frittata

Sometimes I forget how satisfying a frittata can be.  Aside from being a quick meal, it is a great use to use up vegetables (and anything you want to put in it) that look like they’re getting ready say goodbye.  Have lots of half used veggies you need to cook? Throw them in a frittata!  Can you sauté vegetables? Can you add eggs to said sautéed vegetables? Can you put that combination in the oven? If you answered yes to those questions, you can make a frittata! If you answered no, well, I want to help you.  A frittata is basically a crustless quiche.  Along with the fact that this is not made with heavy cream, this is a much healthier alternative to a quiche.  It is filling enough by itself, but you can also serve it with baby arugula salad or toast.

Fall-Veggie-Frittata

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