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Winter

Beyond the Bag ~ The Art of Making Tea, Demystified

Beyond the Bag ~ The Art of Making Tea, Demystified.  Tea making is thousands of years old, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with it!  Here are some ways you can easily adapt those ancient principles…

Warm lemon puddings on a baking sheet with blueberries

Flourless Warm Lemon Pudding Cake

My Flourless Warm Lemon Pudding Cake is like an oasis of bright tangy sunshine in the middle of winter (aka citrus season!)  This easy self-saucing lemon sponge cake dessert is downright magical.…

Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal

Spiced Vanilla Pear Oatmeal is a healthy gluten free hot cereal with floral, fruity pear, fragrant vanilla, warm spices, and creamy oats ~ it makes for an aromatherapy boost we could all use on frosty mornings.  …

A bowl of Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Maple Candied Brussels Sprouts with Bacon ~ tender Brussels sprouts roasted in maple syrup and a little bacon grease (sorry not sorry,) topped with lots of crispy bacon bits ~ nobody, but nobody, walks away from this bowl a sprout hater!…

Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

Gingerbread Snickerdoodles ~ soft, buttery, chewy snickerdoodle dough is infused with molasses and coated with sugar and classic gingerbread spices for a holiday-ready twist on a favorite cookie!…

What to Eat Now: Citrus

What to Eat Now: Citrus ~ here are the best citrus recipes on tvfgi to help you make the most of these juicy gems of mid-winter, whether you have access to farmers market blood oranges and pomelos, or just…

What to Make Now: Healing Soups

These healing soups are packed with immune boosting powerhouse ingredients like spinach, garlic, turmeric, saffron, cayenne, and ginger. Whether you’re fighting a flu or just trying to stay warm this winter, these recipes will keep you healthy AND cozy!…

Black Rice Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Black Rice Salad with Roasted Vegetables ~  this clean-out-the-fridge salad can be changed up in countless ways depending on what you have around…and it’s proof that leftovers don’t have to be boring!…

Homemade Gingerbread Ice Cream

Homemade Gingerbread Ice Cream ~ my latest ice cream obsession is bursting with the warm spicy flavor of the best gingerbread!…

Grapefruit Gingersnap Pie

This tangy Grapefruit Gingersnap Pie is a riff on my popular CRANBERRY GINGERSNAP PIE, which was just too good to let alone ~ this sunny mid-winter dessert wows everybody!…

Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole ~  this amazing side dish has a souffle-like base of fluffy yellow sweet potatoes topped with a pecan streusel, don’t save this luscious recipe just for the holidays!…

What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks

What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks ~ it’s finally here, my favorite time of year, cozy drink season!  I’ll pour myself at least one a day from now until spring ~ so here they are, the 30 COZIEST hot…

Hot Dulce de Leche

Hot Dulce de Leche ~ a decadently creamy and delicious hot caramel milk that gives cocoa a run for its money ~ once you try it there’s no turning back!…

Rye and Carrot Salad

Rye and Carrot Salad ~ I’m all about grain salads in the cooler months, and this one made with healthy rye berries is wholesome, satisfying, and incredibly tasty!  Serve it as a side dish or turn it into a…

Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup

Green Goddess Immune Boosting Soup ~ this nourishing soup is the cold weather equivalent to your power smoothie.  It’s a vibrant soup packed with everything you need to get through cold and flu season without so much as a…

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad is a light refreshing winter salad

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad is a refreshing mix of juicy citrus and crunchy jicama — it’ll make you forget all about the mid-February blues and give you a healthy dose of Vitamin C!…

A rich creamy thick hot chocolate to end all hot chocolates!

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate ~ this thick, rich, chocolatey hot cocoa is going to be your new best friend this winter, trust me!…

Healthy Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal with Whiskey Butter

Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Whiskey Butter

Authentic Irish Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Whiskey Butter ~ this whole grain porridge is the perfect fall and winter breakfast or brunch dish…serve it to overnight guests and they may never leave! This is officially my new favorite…

White Turkey Chili

Creamy White (leftover) Turkey Chili

Creamy White (leftover) Turkey Chili is a luscious creamy white chili that gets raves every time ~ best of all, the slow cooker does all the work and you get all the glory!…

odka and Clementine Glazed Salmon 3

Vodka and Clementine Glazed Salmon

Vodka and Clementine Glazed Salmon ~ This easy and healthy citrussy 30-minute salmon is a celebration of seasonal eating!…

Gingerbread French Toast

Gingerbread French Toast

Gingerbread French Toast ~ the simple addition of molasses and a few spices transforms plain French toast into something worth lingering over. Hey everybody— we’re complete slugs today in our house…I don’t even have the energy to write up…

Sicilian Citrus Salad

This beautiful and healthy stacked Sicilian Citrus Salad is a brilliant pop of color and flavor for your winter table!…

Seven Grain Pumpkin Pancakes

Seven Grain Pumpkin Pancakes ~ fluffy and delicious pumpkin pancakes made with seven different types of flour for the ultimate healthy-ish fall breakfast!…

roasted winter vegetables

Roasted Winter Vegetable Lasagna

Roasted Winter Vegetable Lasagna is the perfect cozy winter meal ~ Meatless Monday will never be the same!…

Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Glaze ~ the scent of gingerbread baking is one of the joys of the season — these muffins are perfect for holiday mornings.…

Drinking Chocolate

The authentic Drinking Chocolate Recipe from the famous L. A. Burdick chocolatier.  It’s thick, rich, decadent, and made without any added sugar.  …