Garlic is a specialty crop that is part of the allium family (along with onions, leeks and shallots); along with adding tremendous amounts of spice and flavor to recipes, garlic provides numerous health and medicinal benefits. Garlic has been shown to reduce a consumers number of sick days, and contains many micronutrients (including vitamin B6, vit C and manganese) with almost no calories. Garlic has also been shown to help reduce elevated blood pressure and the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. Just be sure to bring a toothbrush for after you eat a garlic-rich meal!
Butternut squash soup is one of the easiest, most flavorful, and creamy soups to make! You can stir in a little coconut oil just before serving, if you enjoy a slight sweet coconut flavor. Feel free to skip it if you are not a fan!
A traditional Hungarian dish, this is a stew that can be made even more hearty with the addition of potatoes. Quick and simple to make, this is a one-pot recipe that can scale for next-day lunch leftovers. This is a Mark Bittman recipe.
Delicious and hearty, perfect for a fall meal. Once you get the hang of the baseline recipe, you can add all sorts of ingredients to the stuffing — ground turkey is a favorite of mine. This is a Mark Bittman recipe.
This is an easy dish that my kids love! You can simply dump all ingredients into a large sheet pan and bake in the oven. No boiling potatoes, no precooking corn, no water, no draining. This one also makes it super easy for kids to learn their way around the kitchen.