Barley Risotto with Squash and Mushrooms

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love risotto. It’s probably one of my favorite things to make. Unfortunately, all that arborio rice isn’t exactly the healthiest thing to be eating with great frequency. So, I’ve come up with a few healthier versions using barley, a super-grain that is actually a great alternative to … Continue reading

Pomegranate Winter Salad

This might be one of my all time favorite salads. It’s healthy, delicious, and relatively easy to make. Because I’ve added pomegranate seeds, it does require a little extra legwork; however, you can always buy prepared pomegranate seeds (Whole Foods sells them when in season), or you can substitute dried cranberries, walnuts, or another favorite … Continue reading

Winter Squash Soup

It was cold this weekend (I know, I know, 50°F isn’t really cold), so I decided to make a warming winter squash soup out of pumpkin puree and a leftover half of butternut squash. It was a perfect for lunch on a lazy fall weekend. This soup is based on a recipe for winter squash … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a delicious fall essential, and it makes for an easy weekday side dish. I cubed half of a leftover butternut squash, roasted it, and mixed it with some feta cheese and fresh chopped mint. You could leave it plain (just salt and pepper), or toss the roasted squash with any favorite herbs, … Continue reading