Weeknight Dinners:  winter main dishes popular right now

Lemon-Rosemary Salmon & Leek-Artichoke Soup:  salmon baked with olive oil, sea salt, rosemary, lemon, white wine and capers

Bourbon Marinated Filet Mignon:  marinated with bourbon, cilantro, lemon, Worcestershire, thyme and served with horseradish sauce

Italian Wedding Soup:  chicken meatballs in broth with minced onion, carrot, celery, baby spinach, fresh dill and whole-wheat orzo

Baked Spinach & Ziti:  baked casserole of ground beef, Italian sausage, marinara, spinach, mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan and ziti

Shrimp Fried Rice:  peanut oil stir-fried brown rice, teriyaki shrimp, petit green peas, carrots, onion and scrambled egg

Steak Fajitas:  ready-to-grill flank steak with bell peppers and onions served with sides of flour tortillas and guacamole

Chicken Saag:  spinach, chicken, onion, tomato, garlic and Indian spices simmered together and served over jasmine rice

Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff:  tofu mushroom sauce, thyme, garlic, parsley and chives served over fettuccini

Lamb & Winter Squash:  ground lamb, spaghetti squash, cinnamon baked butternut squash, sautéed onion, cumin, ginger, and curry

French Lentil, Chorizo & Kale Soup:  lentils simmered with chorizo, onion, carrot, parsley, kale and paprika

Pistachio-Crusted Cod & Sesame Broccoli:  baked pistachio, panko, Parmesan and Dijon crusted cod with Asian sauteed broccoli

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie:  ground turkey, carrot, mushroom, thyme, corn, peas baked with mashed Yukon Gold and cauliflower topping

Chicken Pot Pie:  shredded chicken, onion, carrot, celery, russet potato and petit green peas cooked in a pie crust

Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas:  corn tortillas, ground chicken, pinto beans, avocado , corn, enchilada sauce and Monterey Jack cheese

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The best flavors come from eating in season.  The taste of a strawberry in winter is nowhere close to

what it's like in spring peak season.  I encourage you to eat within the season and enjoy this month's harvest!


winter...the months of December/January

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Weeknight Dinners for the Health Conscious of Charlottesville, Virginia