Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing and ALDI Giveaway!

A delicious recipe for kale salad with lemon yogurt dressing inspired by my latest trip to ALDI. PLUS, a giveaway for $100 ALDI Gift Card!This post is sponsored by ALDI. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that help make TFD possible. As always, all opinions are my own!

A couple weeks ago, I professed my ALDI love to ya’ll and explained my top 3 reasons why you should try ALDI. If you missed it, definitely go back so you can start drinking the ALDI kool aid too.

As I mentioned in my last post, ALDI made sure we did not go hungry during our tour. We sampled ALDI recipes, taste tested ALDI products and even did a blind taste test. Not to mention, nibbling on hors d’oeuvres, sipping on wine and the piece de resistance, dinner feast. Yes, we were well fed.

All the ALDI recipes we sampled were made…

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Thanksgiving Breakfast Frittata

Searching for a post-holiday dish that will use up all your leftovers? Enter the Thanksgiving Breakfast frittata, packed with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and sage. Perfect for the morning after Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

I hope that you all are watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a cup of tea or that you’re sipping a glass of red wine by the fire winding down from the day’s activities. But most of all, I hope you will take some time today by yourself, even if it’s for two minutes, to reflect on all you have to be thankful for. When we’re in hustle mode – clean the china, set the table, prep the veggies, bake the pies, etc. – it can be challenging to recall what we’re grateful for. But that’s what this holiday is about. It’s not about the food or the football (although I greatly enjoy one of the two);…

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Apple Pie Nachos

Nachos just reached a new level. These vegan apple pie nachos are a healthier (and tastier!) spin on traditional apple pie. Wow your holiday guests this year with a fun, innovative dessert. Two days till Thanksgiving! Can you believe it’s here?!

Unless you’re a sweet tooth-aholic like me, dessert is probably the last thing on your mind. Because you’ve got other minor things to do like roast a turkey and make a gazillion side dishes. If you’re still wondering what you can whip up together for dessert that’s quick, delicious and better-for-you, you gotta try my apple pie nachos.

I know, I know. Nachos on Thanksgiving might sound a little blasphemous but these ain’t your average nachos. 1. They are dessert nachos (‘nough said). 2. They taste like someone dropped an apple pie on top of a plate of nachos. Therefore, totally acceptable as a holiday dessert.Look, I’m all about tradition. I…

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Butternut Squash and Cranberry Hemp Crostini

A delicious appetizer for the upcoming holidays, these butternut squash and cranberry hemp crostini are sure to wow your guests. This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that make TFD possible. As always, opinions are my own!

I canNOT believe Thanksgiving is ONE week away! Is it just me or did it totally sneak up on you this year too?

As we do every year, Steve and I will be heading back to Buffalo, NY to spend the holiday with our families. Not sure what’s on the menu this year but I’m sure my Mom will be calling me to consult right after she reads this blog post today ;). And I will tell her these butternut squash and cranberry hemp crostini are a must!First of all, I love crostini as an appetizer. Probably because 1. I love fresh baked bread. 2….

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Try ALDI

Never shopped at ALDI? Me neither. Until they invited me to tour their store and test kitchen. Read on to learn about my experience and my top 3 reasons why you should check out ALDI!This blog post is sponsored by ALDI. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that help make TFD possible. As always, all opinions are my own!

Until last week, I’d never step foot inside an ALDI. I’d heard great things about the retailer from friends and colleagues but I never experienced the ALDI magic for myself.

So when ALDI reached out to me to ask if I’d want to visit their Test Kitchen and tour one of their stores, I was all in to learn more about this unique retailer that manages to sell groceries at affordable prices. ALDI has been in the U.S. for 40 years now – they have 1,600 stores in 34 states and…

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage Cashew Cream Sauce

A comforting, creamy and hearty plant-based meal, these sweet potato noodles with sage cashew cream sauce taste too good to be good for you (but they’re great for you!) Anyone else need a comforting meal after this Election season?! I’m writing this the morning after the election and feeling the aftermath. And I need all the comforting, grounding things I can get my hands on today, including this grounding bowl of plant-based comfort food. I also need to get myself back on track today after eating one too many cookies and sipping one too many cocktails last night watching the coverage. This healthy sweet potato noodle bowl will do just the trick.

This is my first spiralized recipe I’m posting on the blog and I know I’m like two years too late to the party but I finally made it and Imma do a happy spiralized dance anyway. I got a…

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A Few of my Favorite Things at FNCE 2016

Find out what a few of my favorite things were at the 2016 Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo in Boston!

Call me Julie Andrews because I literally just started singing these are a few of my favorite things from the Sound of Music when coming up with the title for this blog post. Only I sound nothing like Julie. Only in my musical dreams.

When I’m not debuting on Broadway in my subconscious, you can find me attending food and nutrition conferences, like FNCE. This year FNCE was in Boston (my stomping grounds) which made it suuuuper convenient for me. And fun – I loved showing my friends and colleagues some of my favorite spots in the Seaport district, like Flour, Legal Harborside rooftop, BonMe, etc.

This was the first year I attended FNCE as press, which full disclosure basically means the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics covered my registration fee.

I’m not…

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