Holiday Round-Up: Hearty & Healthy Classics for Every Gathering

Holiday Meals for Any Occasion via @CookSmarts

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or you’re all about ringing in the New Year, there’s no denying this - the holidays are an abundance of fabulous food and time spent with loved ones. Put those two together and you have a memorable gathering with no shortage of good times. We’re sure that everyone has their own holiday traditions, whether it’s watching ‘A Christmas Story’ or … [Read more...]

Swiss Chard and Sweet Potato Gratin | My Favorite Thanksgiving Sides, Part III

Swiss chard and sweet potato gratin, mmm mmm good

Please understand that my photo does not do this swiss chard and sweet potato gratin recipe justice. The original is here and does a way better job at capturing the richness of this dish. Despite my so-so photo, I still think this side dish belongs on your Thanksgiving menu and is a perfect sophisticated update to the candied or marshmallowed sweet potatoes that may have appeared in years past. I … [Read more...]

Cauliflower and Farro Gratin

Cauliflower and Farro Gratin | Ingredient Spotlight | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Our next ingredient spotlight is going to be on cauliflower (thanks to a request from one of our favorite readers and also BFF Markell Lewis). We're kicking it off with the richest and heartiest preparation. As a huge Nancy Silverton fan, I was pretty stoked when Pizzeria Mozza opened in Los Angeles a few years ago. I was a bit of a crazy restaurant foodie at the time and road tripped down to … [Read more...]