Pork Medallions with Roasted Root Vegetables and Grapes [RECIPE]

Pork tenderloin with roasted root vegetables and grapes

Pork tenderloin with roasted root vegetables and grapes is a low calorie, low fat way to enjoy the bounty of the harvest season. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Few things say autumn to me like a huge platter of roasted veggies served alongside one of my favorite cuts of meat, pork tenderloin. I love it because it is a tasty cut that cooks quickly, but it also has great health benefits. If you’re watching your figure, tenderloin has only 93 calories per 3-ounce serving and is very lean. It is also rich in selenium which helps regulate your metabolism and protects the cells that line your blood vessels from damage. The addition of grapes lends moisture and a touch of natural sweetness to the meal. The best thing about this fall feast is that it looks simply gorgeous on your plate. Enjoy! Read more of this post

Glazed Carrots [RECIPE]

Glazed carrots are an easy way to add this wholesome root vegetable to your diet.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

I’m always looking for new ways to add vegetables to my diet, particularly carrots since they have such great health benefits. This powerful orange root veggie is chock full of beta carotene, fiber, antioxidants, not to mention vitamins A, C, K, B8, and other powerful nutrients. As a result, they not only improve our eyesight but also helps lower the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. This simple, delicious recipe is one of my favorites and pairs well with practically any meal. Read more of this post

Are Baby Carrots Bad For You? [VIDEO]

Baby carrots

Baby carrots might be a snack-sized way to add veggies to your diet. But are they good for you? (Photo by m01229, Flickr)

Upon perusing the produce section at the supermarket, ‘baby carrots’ may seem ready made for mindless, healthy eating. After all, they’re already cut, peeled and ready for munching. But are they bad for you? The answer may surprise you. Read more of this post

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Our Chicken Tortellini Soup makes for a delicious and comforting meal on a cool autumn day.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

With the arrival of autumn and cooler temperatures, soup is the natural food of choice in our kitchen. We love it because we can eat off one big pot all week, or serve it up to guests for a wonderful Sunday afternoon supper. This week we craved the hearty goodness and delicious Italian flavors of this yummy Chicken Tortellini Soup. Serve it alongside a tossed salad and warm Italian bread with an olive oil dipping sauce for a complete meal.  Read more of this post

Maple-Thyme Roasted Carrots

Maple-Herb Roasted Carrots

A splash of real maple syrup turns ordinary carrots into sweet and savory culinary gold.

Roasted to golden perfection, these sweet and savory carrots are a perfect complement to either a hearty beef or poultry entrée or dished up with vegetarian fare like our Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks with Creamy Polenta.

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed from stems
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut in oblique shape
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. When oven is warm, preheat a baking sheet while preparing the rest of the dish.
  2. Mix olive oil, maple syrup, thyme and salt together in a small bowl, then toss the carrots in the mixture. Place carrots on baking sheet and roast in oven for 20 minutes.

YIELDS: 6 servings

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