Many apologies for my delinquency! It’s been a very busy time with my foundation (Empowered by Light), and I simply haven’t found time to finish any posts. I also find winter to be a tricky time to post recipes because even though I’ve been cooking up some delicious dishes, it’s usually dark by the time they’re done, and I really hate to photograph food in anything other than natural light. That said, I have a lot to share, so please don’t be surprised if you see some posts in the near future showing dishes photographed under my kitchen lights. (Actually, a couple of the recipes below were snapped with the lights on, and you’ll see that it really detracts from the richness of color and texture. Maybe I’ll take a photography class next year to learn how to correct this.)
I’m also not sharing my turkey recipe (with sage butter) here–not because it isn’t one of my favorites, but because I only make it at Thanksgiving. And despite careful planning and preparation, I am always scrambling to get everything done on time, and can never manage to snap off a few shots to share with you. Maybe this year will be the year though, and I can share the recipe for next year!
In the meantime, here are some great side vegetable dishes, salads and desserts in case you want something other than the traditional mashed potatoes, green beans and stuffing recipes.
Lentil, pomegranate gorgonzola salad with fresh herbs (recipe here)
Haricots vert with orange and hazelnut (recipe here)
Roasted sweet potato with maple and pecans (recipe here)
Brussels sprout salad with bacon, leek and pomegranate (recipe here)
Sweet potato gratin (recipe here)
Roasted fennel, chickpeas, grapes and peppers (recipe here)
Fresh pumpkin pie (recipe here)
Squash crumble bars (recipe here)
Plum cake (recipe here)
Mushroom tart (recipe here)