Winter vegetables can often seem heavy, but this root vegetable and apple salad is crisp and refreshing, a great antidote to filling holiday foods.
Even if you didn’t grow up eating roasted chestnuts, there’s something very nostalgic about them that makes them a perfect treat during the holidays.
This delicious smoothie is an excellent way to start the day. This recipe also makes incredible popsicles! Double or triple the recipe, pour into molds, and freeze.
This seemingly decadent dessert is something all can enjoy: it's gluten-free, raw, vegan, is only lightly sweetened, and it incredibly delicious! Be sure to start the cashews soaking at least six hours before you'd like to serve it.
Quickly steamed sugar snap peas are tossed in sesame oil and sprinkled with black sesame seeds for a bright and crunchy side dish.
The secret ingredient in this guacamole is smoky and rich mole sauce. Just a little turns regular guacamole into something very special!
Quick-pickled red onions and fragrant basil are unexpected accompaniments to blood oranges in this tasty, easy salad.
Red cabbage is braised in blood orange juice and aromatics for a very simple, wholesome dinner. Barley is a great winter food: hearty and filling without being heavy, and very high in fiber and selenium.
Sunny yellow split peas and deep orange winter squash make a soup that will warm you head to toe.
A banana split for breakfast? This quick, easy, yummy breakfast takes a dessert classic and lightens it up for the morning. This is so easy, it hardly needs a recipe, and you can easily modify this one to suit what you have in your kitchen. Try cottage cheese in place of Greek yogurt, add nut or seed butter or instead of the preserves, sprinkle with walnuts or almonds, cinnamon, goji berries, or fresh fruit, the list goes on!
You can make this tasty and unique salsa up to 4 hours ahead of time. Just keep covered in the refrigerator, and bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or roasted chicken.
This unique dish pulls together ingredients you wouldn't expect. The result is a harmonious, super-flavorful, and refreshing salad.
This chestut butter would make a lovely home-made gift for the holidays. It's very adaptable to your tastes: try adding a pinch or two of cardamom or cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon or so of vanilla extract, and if you'd prefer something sweeter, drizzle in 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup at the end.
Naturally tart cranberries pair nicely with lime, cilantro, and jalapeño to make an unusual and tasty salsa that goes well with tortilla chips, but can also be served instead of (or alongside) cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.
High in protein, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants, hemp seeds pack a serious nutritional punch.
This delicious salad is a dead ringer for tuna salad, but has no tuna (or other animal products) in sight! Spread on hearty, toasted bread with crisp romaine leaves for a yummy sandwich, or place a dollop on a green salad. This is also a nice dip for crackers or vegetable spears. I hope you like it as much as I do!
This is an interesting variation on the (almost!) ubiquitous kale chip that has been popping up everywhere. Savoy cabbage, being the showiest of all cabbage with its crinkly leaves, makes a very elegant snack.
This is a fresh, flavorful salad to brighten up a winter day.
This excellent salad features juicy grapefruit, creamy avocado, and peppery arugula.
Wholesome and healthy, this dish is a foil to heavy holiday dishes.
Perfect served as a hearty side dish, but also delicious over ricotta-filled ravioli.
A Willy Street Co-op creation, this incredible, raw spread is so much more than the sum of its parts. Use this umami-rich pâté as an unexpected ingredient in nori rolls, or slather onto a tortilla with some vegetables for a quick lunch. Note that the almods and sunflower seeds need to soak overnight!