Keeping your Holiday Planning Organic!

Feeling like you need some inspiration to keep up with the myriad holiday parties on your calendar? Holiday schedules can make you move at such a frenzied pace that staying creative with your holiday party offerings is sometimes the furthest thing from your mind. Keeping those dishes local, organic, and healthy? Even further!

In our next blog feature I will be looking at some ways that eating organic can help reduce stress and make your holiday lives more manageable, but this week we are going to feed you some creative recipes to make with next weeks produce items. I would love to hear about your favorite recipes, so feel free to post them in the comments section below!

Goat Cheese Plate with Arugula

This dish is great at parties! The sweetness of the roasted garlic plays nicely off of the peppery arugula.

Ingredients:

1 head of garlic, roasted until golden and tender
2 red bell peppers, roasted and peeled
1 package of soft, goat cheese
Wild baby arugula
1 loaf brioche or challah bread
1 Tablespoon Oils of Paicines Olive Oil

Instructions:

Combine roasted garlic and red peppers in pan with olive and heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place goat cheese on oven safe plate and put under broiler to heat through, its okay if the top caramelizes a bit! Remove plate carefully, place the arugula around the goat cheese, the red peppers and roasted garlic on top of that, and serve with toasted slices of brioche.

More Holiday Food Inspiration:

Roasted Turnips and Pears with Rosemary Honey Drizzle

Apple Soaked Roasted Butternut Squash

Healthy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Still need inspiration after looking through these offerings? Check out Culinate.com. This is a great website with a wealth of information about eating well, cooking tips, recipes and how-to’s on making thoughtful and intentional food choices.

 

Andy (87 Posts)

Andy Groggel has been a Bay Area resident for the past six years. He is enrolled in the Integrative Health Studies masters program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, is a trained Reiki Master and teacher, and is excited to expand his knowledge base to include the world of organic living.


About Andy

Andy Groggel has been a Bay Area resident for the past six years. He is enrolled in the Integrative Health Studies masters program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, is a trained Reiki Master and teacher, and is excited to expand his knowledge base to include the world of organic living.
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