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Butternut Black Bean Enchiladas by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I had my first enchilada a little over a year ago, and it opened up a whole new world...  so many options for fillings!  This version is a spin on the Pumpkin Black Bean En ... Read on »
Superbowl Party Ideas by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Alternate Title:  How to Cater a Party for 40 While this was going to be a post about how I catered the party my parents had over the holidays, it seems ... Read on »
Balsamic Onion Dip by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A perfect addition to your Superbowl spread, this is a an onion dip with a little bit of character from balsamic vinegar.   If you have any leftover, I can see this as a wo ... Read on »
POM Vanilla Punch by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Unfortunately I don't have great pictures of this punch, but it was party time.  You can understand, right?  I made two batches of this and it was gone before the guests, s ... Read on »
Stuffed Dates by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I like to call Medjool dates nature's candy.  Soft, caramel-y and delicious, I adore medjool dates.  So when I got an email from Laura Hartung asking if I wanted to attend ... Read on »
Butternut Farrotto by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Farro has quickly become my favorite whole grain.  No doubt it was only a matter of time before I threw it into a risotto.  Paired with butternut squash and sage (a few mor ... Read on »
Butternut Apple Bruschetta by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm posting this recipe today to prepare you for your next party, as this recipe is not to be missed.  First at the cookie swap , and then at another holiday party, these b ... Read on »
Best of 2011 by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm not quite sure where 2011 went, but it has sure been a delicious one!!   Looking back at 2011, I realized it has been quite a creative year and it would be fun to do my ... Read on »
Pumpkin Blondies by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking First things first, let me say thank you for entering my giveaway, you all make me smile every day.  Random.org chose the winner, Brandi !  Tomato jam and an appearance on ... Read on »
Cookie Swap v.3 by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cookies!! It's that time again--  time for my annual cookie swap!  As in years past , I invited fellow Boston bloggers over to my apartment to enjoy a c ... Read on »
Gift Ideas & a Giveaway by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking How is it already December?  I feel like this year has flown by, and low and behold it's that time of year when we think about things to do for loved ones.  I thought I'd t ... Read on »
Fregola Pudding by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fregola Sarda .  No, not fraggle rock .  Fregola is a toasted Sardinian pasta similar to couscous.  Made from durum wheat and toasted, fregola is a coarsely textured, nutt ... Read on »
Butternut Thyme Bars by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I promised another use for my Butternut Coconut Jam , and here it is.  To find the recipe, head over to Beantown Baker for my guest post :)  While you're there, take a peek ... Read on »
Butternut Coconut Jam by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With an abundance of butternut squash thanks to my CSA , I set out to try something different.  A quick perusal of my saved recipes and I found my inspiration.  Butternut c ... Read on »
Apple Crisp by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I hope everyone in the states had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!  I'm still feeling quite grateful, for my family, for my friends... for you.  Thank you for reading an ... Read on »
Persimmon Apple Spice Bread by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fuyu persimmons In late fall I look towards the appearance of persimmons in the market.  No, they're not grown locally, but they're in season somewhe ... Read on »
Kaddo Pizza by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Good Living. My definition of good living has certainly evolved over time, but these days it often involves food.  Food so good that you  get excited just thinking abo ... Read on »
Gingersnap Apple Pie w/Bacon Crisp by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking You still have some apples left, right? I hope so, because it's time to make apple pie!! I'm sure it's no surprise by now that I like to mix things up a bi ... Read on »
Pop Tarts by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking You never know where and when inspiration will strike.  Often it's when you least expect it.  I was eating lunch with some folks at work when the conversation somehow turne ... Read on »
Catlyst by Shannon G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm not usually one to visit restaurants right when they open, but a chance to dine at Catalyst with some fellow bloggers made me think twice.  Why?  Chef/owner William ... Read on »