Delighted New Year, everybody! This month-to-month guide is concerning you one day late because, well, Champagne. Now that the vacation cookies are all gone, I’m all set to return to vegetables and fruits. Healthy, cleansing, feel-good seasonal fruit and vegetables– we’re getting in the coldest months for growing, however we still have plenty to pick from.

You’ll discover dishes and ideas listed below, in addition to a helpful graphic at the bottom that you can pin for referral, if you ‘d like. And for more seasonal dishes, follow my winter season dishes board on Pinterest. Thanks once again to Becky for letting me base this resource on her “Consume Seasonal” month-to-month seasonal fruit and vegetables lists.

Another thing— I have actually been striving on a brand-new resource that I hope you’ll like! I get a great deal of concerns about which mixer I utilize and whatnot, so I established a page where you can actually shop my cooking area! You’ll discover all the cooking area tools that make cooking healthy much easier on my brand-new “store my cooking area” page.

I just consisted of items that I own and like. I simply bought a couple of more products to change things I do not like, so I can check them out prior to I suggest them. I included a link to the “Store” beneath my image in the sidebar, too, so it’ll be waiting there for you when you remain in the marketplace for a brand-new veggie peeler. Or soup pot. Or waffle iron. (You have a waffle iron, right?) Inspect it out!


Beet chips by Minimalist Baker

I’m gradually altering my tune about beets, however I still do not have any beet dishes on the blog site. (Coming quickly, I assure.) Beets are enormously earthy and can be consumed fresh, prepared or roasted. Some, like the golden range, are quite sweet. Beets somewhere else:

  • Baked Rosemary Beet Chips by Minimalist Baker (included above!)
  • Beet Bourguignon by Green Kitchen Area Stories
  • Penne Pasta in a Roasted Beet Sauce by Bev Cooks
  • Warm Kale, Quinoa and Balsamic Beet Salad by The Very First Mess



As it ends up, broccoli is absolutely tempting as soon as roasted with olive oil and sea salt. Like all brassicas, broccoli goes fantastic with garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and other vibrant tastes. Select little, firmly loaded florets with very little brown areas. Broccoli somewhere else:

  • Asian Quinoa Broccoli Slaw by Mountain Mom Cooks
  • Ginger Broccoli with Forbidden Rice by A Home in the Hills
  • Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese by 2 Peas and Their Pod
  • Simple, Salty, Sugary Food + Nutty Broccoli Soba by The Very First Mess

View more C+K broccoli dishes ↣

Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Green Olives
Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Green OlivesCream of Broccoli Soup
Cream of Broccoli SoupBroccoli Cheese Soup
Broccoli Cheese SoupPerfect Roasted Broccoli
Perfect Roasted Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts

My precious Brussels sprouts are still in season! These bad infant cabbages have actually been reviled for many years since somebody chose to boil them to soaked, sulfurous deaths. I definitely like roasted, caramelized Brussels and incredibly crispy fried sprouts that I order at dining establishments every opportunity I can get. I like to shred sprouts in my food mill and utilize them in slaws– they’re more great and less watery than their full-sized cabbage cousins. Brussels Sprouts somewhere else:

  • Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Hazelnuts by 2 Peas and Their Pod
  • Brussels Sprouts Potato Gratin by Coffee Shop Johnsonia
  • Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts by Love and Lemons
  • Super Food Bowls by Vintage Mixer

View more C+K Brussels grow dishes ↣

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts
Buffalo Brussels SproutsPerfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Perfect Roasted Brussels SproutsHoney Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw
Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout SlawLemony Roasted Broccoli, Arugula & Lentil Salad
Lemony Roasted Broccoli, Arugula & Lentil Salad


cabbage apple slaw

I simply found out that cabbage remains in season all year long! Cousin to broccoli, this powerful anti-cancerous cruciferous veggie is fantastic raw, in slaws, roasted in pieces, or sliced and sautéed with olive oil and garlic. Select cabbages with compact heads that feel heavy for the their size. Cabbage typically keeps for a quite very long time in the veggie crisper, so it’s an excellent active ingredient to keep on hand. Cabbage somewhere else:

  • Kale and Cabbage Coleslaw with Marcona Almonds by Food Lover Crush
  • Pasilla Chile and Lime Cabbage Slaw by Sprouted Kitchen Area
  • Sesame-Crusted Avocado and Cabbage Spring Rolls by Naturally Ella
  • Sugary Food Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw by Mountain Mom Cooks

View more C+K cabbage dishes ↣

Colorful Veggie Sesame Noodles
Colorful Vegetable Sesame NoodlesEasy Black Bean Tacos
Easy Black Bean TacosCrispy Bean Tostadas with Smashed Avocado and Jicama-Cilantro Slaw
Crispy Bean Tostadas with Smashed Avocado and Jicama-Cilantro SlawFresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Citrus fruits


Citrus appears every year when the sky goes gray and we remain in desperate requirement of some intense color. You can discover some fantastic grapefruit, lemon, orange, clementine and tangerine in shops today. I utilize lemon in my preferred salad dressing, it tastes so fresh! Citrus fruits somewhere else:

  • Beet, Kale, and Kohlrabi Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette by A Couple Cooks
  • Kale Citrus Salad with Orange Tahini Dressing by Edible Viewpoint
  • Maintained Lemon Quinoa with Shaved Brussels and Toasted Walnuts by Basic Bites
  • Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria by How Sugary Food Consumes

View more C+K lemon dishes ↣

Avocado & Citrus "Ceviche"
Avocado & Citrus “Ceviche”Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas
Spicy Grapefruit MargaritasSerrano-Spiced Paloma Cocktail
Serrano-Spiced Paloma Mixed DrinkRuby Red and Rosemary Honey Cocktail
Ruby Red and Rosemary Honey Mixed Drink



All of us love kale, and for great factor! It’s enormously great for you and absolutely scrumptious, provided the right preparation. Slice kale for stir-fries or a side of greens (sauté in olive oil and garlic), or massage it with a dash of salt for salads (see any of my kale salads for more direction), or gently coat approximately sliced kale with olive oil and roast it for kale chips. You can likewise mix kale into healthy smoothies or juice it. Kale somewhere else:

  • Kale, Spinach and Pear Smoothies by Happiness the Baker
  • Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Garbanzo Bean Croutons by Mountain Mom Cooks
  • Kale with Japanese Sesame Dressing by Yummy Dinner
  • Mushroom and Kale Grilled Cheese by Food Lover Crush

View more C+K kale dishes ↣

Lemony Green Pasta with Peas & Ricotta
Lemony Green Pasta with Peas & RicottaBest Stuffed Shells
Finest Packed ShellsPasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Beans)
Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Beans)Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Wild Rice "Stuffing"
Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Wild Rice “Packing”.



I have actually prepared with leeks in the past, however they have not made it to the blog site yet. Leeks relate to onions and garlic and have a moderate, oniony taste. They grow in bundled “leaf sheaths” that look comparable to celery stalks. You most likely will not wish to prepare with the dark green parts, which are quite hard. They’re quite challenging to tidy since dirt gets in between the sheaths. Here’s how to clean them. Leeks somewhere else:

  • Braised Leeks and Muscovado Lentils by Sprouted Kitchen Area
  • Lemony Leeks with Chickpeas and Feta by My Brand-new Roots
  • Quinoa with Leeks and Herbs by A Couple Cooks
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup by Love and Lemons



Parsnips are root veggies that appear like off-white carrots with parsley-like, leafy tops. Unsurprisingly, they’re associated with both carrots and parsley. Parsnips are normally served roasted or prepared, however can likewise be consumed raw. They’re especially high in potassium. I do not have any parsnip dishes (yet), however I’ll deal with that! Parsnips somewhere else:

  • Root Tossed Salad with Pearl Couscous and Lemon-Tahini Dressing by Naturally Ella (revealed above!)
  • Paprika Parsnip French Fries with Preserved Lemon Cashew Cream Sauce by A Home in the Hills
  • Parsnip Cake with Cardamom Cream by The Vanilla Bean Blog Site
  • Parsnip Parmesan Truffle French Fries by Climbing Grier Mountain



I saw pomegranates weighing heavy on trees in Israel in November. Pomegranates yield the most beautiful, ruby-colored, juicy gems called arils. The only challenging part is getting the arils out of the pomegranate shell and membrane. I have actually attempted a couple of approaches and constantly return to this one. Another great alternative? My pal Melissa’s mess-free method. I like to include pomegranate to salad in location of dried cranberries or include a scattering of pomegranate to my oatmeal or yogurt with granola. Pomegranate somewhere else:

  • 5-Ingredient Pear Pomegranate Salsa by Gim me Some Oven
  • Chili-Roasted Tofu with Minted Pomegranate Relish by Sprouted Kitchen Area
  • Pomegranate, Kale and Wild Rice Salad by Pinch of Yum
  • Pomegranate Orange Sangria by Totally Delicious

View more C+K pomegranate dishes ↣

Roasted Delicata Squash, Pomegranate and Arugula Salad
Roasted Delicata Squash, Pomegranate and Arugula SaladRoasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Wild Rice "Stuffing"
Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Wild Rice “Packing”Pomegranate & Pear Green Salad with Ginger Dressing
Pomegranate & Pear Green Salad with Ginger DressingBlood Orange and Pomegranate Sparkling Sangria
Blood Orange and Pomegranate Sparkling Sangria.



Who does not like a crispy potato? I sure do. Roasting cubes of potatoes highlights way more taste than boiling them. Ranges beyond the basic Russet (particularly the more vibrant potatoes) tend to use more dietary worth. Buy natural! Potatoes somewhere else:

  • Crispy Salt and Vinegar Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Chives by Climbing Greer Mountain
  • Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Vintage Mixer
  • Potato Breakfast Gratin with Red Peppers & Parmesan by The Kitchn
  • Roasted Potato and Paprika Chickpea Salad by A Home in the Hills

View more C+K potato dishes ↣

Best Baked Potato
Finest Baked PotatoPerfect Roasted Potatoes
Perfect Roasted PotatoesSouthwestern Corn Chowder
Southwestern Corn ChowderBroccoli Cheese Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup.

Sugary Food Potatoes

sweet potatoes

I utilized to dislike sweet potatoes! Then I attempted a tasty sweet potato fry and altered my tune. I still do not delight in sweetened sweet potatoes (marshmallow sweet potato casserole, no thank you), however I might live off of salted, caramelized, roasted sweet potato. I particularly like Mexican-style sweet potatoes with black beans, salsa verde and hot sauce! Sweet potatoes somewhere else:

  • Crispy Sugary Food Potato Roast by Smitten Kitchen Area
  • Miso-Maple Sugary Food Potato Tacos by Love and Lemons
  • Sugary Food Potato Granola by Minimalist Baker
  • Vanilla Bean Sugary Food Potato Waffles by Happiness the Baker

View more C+K sweet potato dishes ↣

Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan Sugary Food Potato CasseroleFavorite Veggie Burgers
Favorite Vegetable BurgersPerfect Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Perfect Roasted Sugary Food PotatoesSeriously Good Vegetable Soup
Seriously Excellent Veggie Soup.



Well, turnips are still foreign to me. Turnips appear like white radishes. They frequently have an adorable blush of pink or purple near the top, where the sunshine struck the turnip while it was still in the ground. The bigger the turnip, the more extreme the taste. From what I can collect, you’ll most likely value the turnip taste more once it’s been prepared. Turnips somewhere else:

  • Sesame-Roasted Turnips with Barley (revealed above!) by Naturally Ella
  • Lentil and Turnip Soup with Pounded Walnuts by Turntable Kitchen Area
  • Sugary Food Potato and Parsnip Latkes by Kitchen Area Confidante
  • Turnip Gratin with Blue Cheese by Bijouxs

winter season squash

butternut squash

Real to its name, winter season squash is still in season! I have actually seen butternut, delicata, spaghetti, acorn and kabocha recently. The majority of winter season squash (like butternut and kabocha, however not delicata) have thick skins that normally require to be gotten rid of. Squash somewhere else:

  • Butternut Squash Black Bean Tostadas by 2 Peas and Their Pod
  • Ginger Butternut Squash Soup by Naturally Ella
  • Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Risotto by Vintage Mixer
  • Vegan Butternut Squash Queso by The Very first mess

View more C+K butternut squash dishes ↣

Roasted Delicata Squash, Pomegranate and Arugula Salad
Roasted Delicata Squash, Pomegranate and Arugula SaladChipotle-Glazed Delicata Squash
Chipotle-Glazed Delicata Squash.

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