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Roasted Brussel Sprouts + Chopped Radicchio Salad

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Chopped Radicchio Salad Lilas Kitchen

This year I am having a very “untraditional” Turkey Day (spending the holiday in Rio de Janeiro with my husband’s fam) so I was sure to make this Roasted Brussel Sprouts + Chopped Radicchio Salad before we left. With Thanksgiving right around the corner I had to share it. Why?? Because it’s filled with healthy veggies (love that), super tasty (also love that), subs in for a colorful yet uniqueΒ Thanksgiving side (perfect) and I just had to get my Thanksgiving fix in before we were off! It’s a cinch to put together which is a huge plus, especially if you’re hosting dinner on the big day or even in charge of bringing a side.

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Main Course Vegetarian

Balsamic Portobello + Quinoa Medley


This Balsamic Portobello + Quinoa Medley isΒ such a fantastic vegetarian option and super manageable to put together quickly. It also just rings Fall to me withΒ the beautiful orange and yellow tones of the fresh tomatoes and squash. With just a few ingredients your set to have a tasty dinner. It’s truly surprising how savory and rich the portobellos become when cooked down in this balsamic vinegarΒ sauce. This is a substantial meal worth trying, not only because it’s easy to make it also holds incredible nutritional value. Portobellos have multiple pluses when it comes to nutrition, as they have a seriously good balance of healthy protein, carbs and are low in fat.

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Natural Cooking Basics

Fresh Basil Pesto

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I was luck enough to be gifted a whole lot of fresh basil today! and I am beyond ecstatic because I now get to share with you my very simple yet tasty pesto recipe. Pesto is a staple used in my home for many different meals and snacks. When you find yourself with an oversupply like this or you happen to have found a superb bundle at your local farmers market, this is a yielding way to put it to good use. Continue Reading