Balsamic Chicken with Apple, Lentil and Spinach Salad

Heart Healthy Recipe   This dish is full of flavor (and heart-healthy fiber) thanks to the balanced combination of tart balsamic chicken and a lightly sweet and crunchy salad made with celery, green apple and lemon juice.   Ingredients   3 tbsp. olive oil boneless, skinless chicken breasts Kosher salt and pepper 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 scallions[…]

Cranberry Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Ingredients   1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup orange juice 4 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese Assorted crackers   Preparation   In a small saucepan, combine the first seven[…]

Rosemary-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These make-ahead mashed potatoes are perfect for potato lovers who are craving something sweet.   Ingredients   3 lb. small sweet potatoes 1 1/2 c. pecans, broken into pieces 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan cheese 1/8 tsp. cayenne 3 tsp. roughly chopped fresh rosemary 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup Kosher salt   Preparation   Heat oven to 425°F. Prick sweet potatoes[…]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas) are delicious roasted and can be eaten either with or without the hulls. You may have seen the flat, dark green pumpkin seeds available at your local grocer, but unshelled pumpkin seeds are what you’ll use in this roasted pumpkin seeds recipe. This recipe also works for squash seeds, including the beloved spaghetti[…]