Tapenade?! More like tapen-our-list-of-favorite-holiday-appetizers! Take the classic olive dip to a whole new level by adding it to flaky puff pastry along with parmesan and pecans.
Get this recipe and 4 others in our Ridiculously Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers Guide. Just be sure to grab a $1 off coupon before you leave! Link in profile.
It’s that time of year, colds/flu are doing the rounds and it’s hard to stay healthy. One way we can support our bodies through Winter is by increasing our fruit and veg intake (especially veg), and by having as many different colours of produce available (different coloured carrots for example have different nutritional benefits). I'm not really one for "super food shots" and the like, I love food too much for that sort of malarkey.
In related news, here are some highlights of the delightful things we have in this week!
Grapefruits and Clementines (Valencia)
Kale stalks (Scarisbrick)
January King cabbages (Scarisbrick)
Romanesco Cauliflower (Scarisbrick)
Avocados making a welcome return (Spain)
Soup today : Moroccan Squash Stew
Time to stock up on @buongustofarms before the holidays today!! 👨🍳👩🍳
Have you tried all of their flavors? Olive Oil flavors are Meyer Lemon, Basil, Rosemary, Garlic, Cilantro Jalapeno, and Garlic Basil and Truffle! Right now Meyer Lemon, Basil, Rosemary, and Garlic are on sale! You can get an 8.5oz of the flavor you love for only $12 (usually 16) or a 5 oz for only $8! What a great just because gift for someone!
They have each and every flavor ready for you to sample at every Farmers Market so don't be afraid to ask!
Gratitude Challenge Day 17: WEATHER⠀
This time of year, I’m not super grateful for the weather. It’s that time when it’s so dark and the cold is just starting to seep into my bones and I’m not hearty enough yet to deal with it.⠀
But I am thankful for the coziness of the season. I’m thankful throw blankets and flannel sheets and space heaters and fireplaces.⠀
And I am super thankful for warm comfort foods, like this amazing spinach artichoke dip, enjoyed on a date with my husband. (Also, how cute is the mini cast iron??) I am thankful for foods that bring nourishment to my body and soul. ⠀
So I will choose to be grateful. Gratitude is a muscle that requires flexing! How do you flex that gratitude muscle? What are your favorite foods to enjoy/endure winter?⠀
Persimmon is one of my all-time favorite fall fruits. Naturally sweet and with a decadent texture, this fruit is the perfect healthy treat. What I love most about it is that it tastes like a sinful dessert, when really it's a healthy fiber-filled food, that provides potassium, vitamin A, and many additional nutrients. Yum! 😋 Raise your hand 🙋🏼 if you also love Persimmon! What are some of your other favorite fall treats?
Have you ordered anything from the #kitchenmelissa Thanksgiving Menu yet!?? I’m taking orders until Monday 🦃
This is the Roasted Brussel Harvest Salad and it’s as good as it looks. Roasted and raw brussels, roasted sweet potatoes, mandarin oranges, walnuts and pomegranates in a citrus dressing 🍊
Peep that #glutenfree stuffing on the side 👀
Swipe to see my menu 👈
It FINALLY feels like Fall in Florida 🍁 Of course that means busting out ALL the winter boots, warm fires and sipping on my hot lattes ☕️ •
But when it comes to the change of seasons there is no better way to eat intuitively then to eat seasonally. 🌗
Benefits of eating seasonally: 🌾- Cheaper! When you buy food at the peak of its supply it’s cheaper for farmers and distributors to harvest and get to your grocery store. •
🌾-Better tasting, the food is at its peak therefore holding the most nutrients possible. The food is also typically grown closer to you so it doesn’t have time to spoil on its way to you. The opposite is true for foods not in season. They are shipped from all over the world therefore having more of a chance to spoil or lose some of their nutritional value. •
🌾Boosting your local economy. Shopping at your farmers market will ensure you are buying food in season that comes directly from your local farmers. •
🌾Healthy side effect, you get a wider variety of foods in your diet. Can help you eat a more rounded balanced diet. •
🌾Each region varies by what’s in season to be sure to check your particular state and of course time of year. •Whats in season right now in my region? 🤷🏻♀️ Florida late November foods: •
Green beans -
Just to name a few 🌾
SO proud of the amazing produce created!
From a dream, to hard work, to a fabulous tangible product. We want to share that Western Victorian produce with the world.
image credit: @betterthanaboughtone of @harmony_garlic
Reasons why I love fine dining: a chef can take one ingredient and turn it into something incredible 😍
This dish kicked off the 8 course tasting menu at Moor Hall, and despite mainly consisting of carrot, it was one of the most flavoursome dishes on the menu 🥕
Definitely one of my restaurant highlights of the year 🙌🏼 #sophieetceats
@belladonnaissweet has been up baking pies in preparation for tomorrow’s farmer’s market! She will be taking orders tomorrow (last day) for Thursday pie deliveries! #homemade#pie#seasonaleating#thanksgiving
Our 2nd favorite is 🍏. Sometimes the holidays end up feeling like a celebration of excess and consumption. We find that it's the moments of generosity and humility that make us feel the most fulfilled, however. So don't worry about blowing your guests away with 1,000 dishes. It's the 1 or 2 made with care that they'll truly remember. While we're on the topic of pie, though, what's your favorite type of pie to make during the holidays?
One good thing about the colder months? They lead us inside to create our own warmth. Here’s to cozy meals, kinship enjoyed at the table - and monstrous paella pans filled with deliciousness 🥘 Photo by @christiannkoepke
I found this beauty at the vegetable market yesterday and couldn't help taking a picture. BANANA FLOWERS. Also known as Banana hearts, they are part of a plant that serves us in totality... from root to leaves, to fruit, stem & flowers. They contain fibre, protein, minerals like potassium, calcium, copper, phosphorus, iron and Magnesium & Vit E. These beautiful crimson flowers can be eaten raw or cooked or added to salad, soup, stir fried or even herbal teas. They can enhance mood and lower stress levels. Being rich in antioxidants, they help counter oxidative stress. They are light on the gut and help beat bloating. As per Ayurveda, they are an excellent remedy for managing excessive bleeding during a menstrual period. They are also considered a good galacatagogue, foods that enhance breast milk production in lactating women. Due to a good iron content, consuming these may help prevent anemia too. .
In this era of online shopping, I am still "old-fashioned " when it comes to buying vegetables. Can accept ordering clothes, footwear, furniture, gadgets and even jewelry, BUT, not the fresh produce that forms the very basis of our survival. If you wish to master the art of eating "seasonal & local", and discover such beauties, avoid trading the experience of being amidst real, natural food with a click.#healthy#eatseasonal#eatlocal#wellness#healthcoach#mansichaudhary#nutrition#nutritionist#instafood#instadaily#instahealth#banana#bananaflower#superfood#nature#instanutrition#eathealthy#healthyeating#healthyliving#healingfoods#instagood#instapic#iphone8#edible#edibleflowers#flowerpower#foodasmedicine#seasonaleating#seasonalliving