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 Mother Earth Living's Guide to Winter Recipes 
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Just because it's the dead of winter doesn't mean you can't eat well! Enjoy scrumptious, nutritious meals all winter long with our favorite winter recipes.

Winter Recipes

Winter Squash Recipes 

Traditional for a reason, these homey and nutritious squash dishes carry us through winter's darkest days.

• Featured recipes: Smoky Bacon and Squash Campanelle; Caramelized Kabocha Squash

Comfort Food Recipes 

Tasty, nutrient-dense recipes warm up winter nights. Pile these three recipes into a bowl and curl up.

• Featured recipes: Cardamom-Pear Sauce; Swiss Barley Risotto; Sweet Potato Colcannon

Simple Slow Cooker Recipes 

Nothing beats cold weather better than a bowl of something hot, yummy, healthy and easy. Pull out your slow cooker and enjoy one of these early American slow-cooked recipes.

• Featured recipes: American Apple Pie Soup; Boston Baked Beans; Indian Pudding

Yogi in the Kitchen: Recipes for a Yoga Diet 

Whether you practice yoga or not, following a yoga diet helps you cultivate a magnificent body, mind and spirit.

• Featured recipes: Immunity Soup; Stuffed Turban Squash; Yogi Tea; Baked Stuffed Apples

Warming Winter Supper: 4 Hearty Dinner Recipes 

Cold weather calls for down-home cooking with root vegetables, robust herbs and seasonal nuts and fruits.

• Featured recipes: Winter Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Pepita Parsley Garnish; Skillet Corn Bread with Sage and Onions; Warm Salad of Wilted Greens and Black-Eyed Peas; Pear and Cranberry Crumbly Crisp

Healthy, Easy Indian Recipes 

Get the most out of winter fruits and vegetables with this beautiful, easy-to-prepare Indian-inspired meal.

• Featured recipes: Tofu Curry with Winter Vegetables; Flatbread; Olive Relish with Herbs and Chiles; Oranges with Dried Fruit Compote

The Winter Table: 3 Seasonal Recipes 

This winter, get excited about fresh, seasonal foods and dig into delicious baked, canned, frozen and fermented delights.

• Featured recipes: Roasted Duck with Sauerkraut and Root Vegetable Recipe; Baked Beets in Béchamel Sauce; Baked Figs with Balsamic Vinegar and Mascarpone Cheese


Cooking Guides

A Guide to Root Vegetables

Winter doesn’t have to mean an end to nutritious, fresh produce. Among the most nutritious of all foods, root vegetables make for perfect healthy comfort food all fall and winter.

A Guide to Winter Spices

Don’t let the lack of fresh produce in winter dampen your love of flavorful food. What the winter pantry lacks in ripe produce, it makes up for in rich spices.

The Benefits of Eating Seasonal Food

Even during the coldest months, we can up our health ante by eating locally grown, seasonal food. Winter may not match summer’s bounty, but don’t knock its seasonal delights—try the dozens of winter foods in this article.

 

 

Spices and Herbs

Discover Cardamom

Featured recipes: Sindhi Mango Chutney, Steamed Fish with Cardamom Leaves, Yogurt Apple Pudding with Cardamom

Cooking with Saffron

Featured recipes: Kashmir Saffron Tea, Saffron Cake, Seafood Paella, Saffron Rice Pudding, Saff Mash, Hake in Saffron Sauce

Cinnamon Delights

Featured recipes: Fezanjan, Medivnyk, Cinnamon-Pecan Brittle, Jalapeno Spoon Bread, Rum Raising Ice Cream

The Essence of Rosemary

Featured recipes: Rosemary and Cherry Focaccia, Lemony Rosemary Crumb Cake

Great Ginger

Featured recipes: Chunky Ginger Syrup, Scrambled Eggs and Onions, Squash Soup, Wine-Poached Pears, Pain D’Epice

Winter Drinks

Warming Winter Drinks

Featured recipes: Mulled Wine with Herbs, Mulled Pomegranate-Apple Cider, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Spicy Hot Cocoa, Elderberry-Ginger Tea, Turmeric-Black Tea Brew, Lavender-Lemon Hot Toddy

Homemade Chai

Featured recipes: Gentle Green Chai, Tulsi Chai, Basic Black Chai

Holiday Punch

Featured recipes: Hot Mulled Apple Cider, Pineapple Mint Punch, Orange Green Tea Zing, Spice Chamomile Apple Punch, Grape Sparkle with Nettle

Herbal Cocktails for the Holidays

Featured recipes: White Chocolate Mintini, Le Cilantro Rouge, Citrus Lavender Martini, Raspberry Lavender Margarita

Homemade Holiday Sangria

Quick Mexican Mocha


Holiday Recipes

Sugar and Spice: 4 Recipes for Homemade Holiday Treats 

Avoid the malls this holiday season by making mouthwatering consumables from simple, wholesome ingredients.

• Featured recipes: Moroccan Barbecue Spice Mix; Moroccan Barbecue Sauce; Dark Chocolate-Dipped Date-Nut Truffles with Coconut; Macaroons

Easy Herbal Cookies

Deck your kitchen table this season with these tasty herbal cookies that your family and friends will love.

• Featured recipes:Anise-Scented Sugar Cookies, Rolled Gingerbread Cookies, Chocolate-Peppermint Truffles, Pignoli Cookies, Rosemary-Almond Biscotti, Lavender Shortbread, Royal Icing

Smarter Holiday Sweets

When your friends and family gather this holiday season, treat them by serving pitch-perfect desserts—sweetened with unrefined sugars.

• Featured recipes: Pecan Pie Tarts, Ginger Cookies, Ginger Molasses Muffins, Chocolate Beet Cake, Whipped Chocolate Ricotta, Cranberry Orange Cake

Holiday Brunch: Winter Brunch Recipes 

Celebrate the onset of winter with a brunch that’s tasty, healthy and beautiful.

• Featured recipes: Egg and Cheddar Cheese Puff with Greens and Roasted Red Pepper; Tangerine Mimosas; Potato Pancakes with Stewed Apples; Pumpkin Scones with Cranberries; Seasonal Fruit Salad; Butter Cookies with Four Variations

Cook a Holiday Feast: 3 Recipes to Eat Local 

You can eat locally, lower your food's carbon emissions and save money while serving up a festive holiday meal.

• Featured recipes: Chicken Roasted with Thyme; Au Gratin Potatoes; Mushroom Bread Pudding

Candy Hearts for Valentine's Day 

Say "I love you" with homemade Valentine's Day candy hearts.





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