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Saffron Turkey Ragu Over Spaghetti Squash

This saffron turkey ragu over spaghetti squash recipe is representative of my theme over the next few weeks—making food that is easy, uniquely flavored, and can be made en masse for the week. I focused a lot on farmers’ markets because I think 50% of the challenge of getting yourself to cook is finding inspiration, and markets, with all their seasonal goodies, are surefire inspiration. They are a great place to get started,

Spiced Chicken in Apple Sage Broth

I am so excited I got the opportunity to develop this Spiced Chicken in Apple Sage Broth recipe for the Union Square Greenmarket as part of my slideshow take over of their Instagram account!  As I have explained before on this blog, I credit the Greenmarket with converting this corporate lawyer from a take-out ordering addict into a healthy cooking lover.

 

This spiced chicken recipe is one of my new favorites because it perfectly encapsulates the spicy and sweet flavors of fall in a light but satiating way,

Spicy Chickpea Waffle, plus how a sugar detox changed my life

So excited to develop this spicy chickpea waffle recipe that I’m going to use during Further Food’s Free 7 Day Sugar Detox Challenge!  The challenge, which you can sign up for here, starts Monday, September 11 and includes lots of free resources, including:

  • A 7-day meal plan with recipes, a shopping list, and meal prep guide;
  • Advice and hacks for getting through the challenge from a panel of renown health experts;

Foolproof Sautéed Salmon with Cilantro Aioli

Sharing this sautéed salmon cooking method for the benefit of people like me—people who want to eat salmon for the health benefits, but abhor the fishiness and gaminess of many preparations. I tried the baking approach several times, but would always screw up my guesstimate of the necessary cooking time and usually overcooked. Also, I am generally not a huge fan of the flavor profile of baked salmon, even when done to perfection.

Ginger Peach Protein Pancakes

These two-step recipe ginger peach protein pancakes, which taste like an indulgent spiced doughnut, may just make me a total sweet breakfast convert yet. Growing up in an Indian household, breakfast was almost always a savory, even spicy, affair. We would eat an Indian version of cream of wheat with chilies in it or a dosa with fiery hot toppings like masala or mango pickles.  As a result, though I loved dessert,

One-Pan Lemon Dill Chicken and Okra

I wanted to go down the one-pan meal route for some time now, because I love the ease of prep and having a light, flavorful sauce carry an entire meal.   Finally felt inspired to lock down and develop this one-pan lemon dill chicken and okra dish when I saw the heaps of bright green dill (along with okra) in season at my local farmers’ market. You just can’t go wrong flavoring any protein or vegetables with dill and lemon.