YOUR HEALTHY PLATE: The Best Broccoli Soup

Recently I discovered three large stalks of broccoli in the refrigerator, and one of them was starting to turn a bit yellow at the tips of the buds. Time to swing into action, unless I wanted those beautiful stalks to end up in the coop. And I did not! Continue reading


YOUR HEALTHY PLATE: Cauliflower Polenta with Mushrooms

My dad says that you shouldn’t eat anything white except cauliflower. Plus, he loves cauliflower. It may seem a little drastic, but it’s definitely a reasonable strategy for eating more vegetables and less stripped carb. Plus there is so much you can do with cauliflower. Continue reading


YOUR HEALTHY PLATE: Pasta, Pignola, and Butternut Squash

One of my favorite things is a one-pot meal, placed right in the middle of the table. This gorgeous dish, with its range of deep colors, is good enough for company, but don’t feel the need to wait for such an occasion. It also makes a wonderful dinner for two, or three, or four. If you need to get organized, you can roast the squash and toast the pine nuts one day prior, like I did. Continue reading