Red Bell Pepper-Walnut Dip (Muhammara)

This Middle Eastern dip is a colorful alternative to hummus and a nice appetizer for holiday parties. It can also be used as a sandwich spread or as a sauce for grilled meats and fish. Bell peppers are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin C and are members of the nightshade family.

Pear-Oatmeal Crisp

Cooling fall temperatures and in season pears are the inspiration for this pear-oatmeal crisp dessert. It offers great taste and is more nutrient dense than many typical desserts. And there’s nothing like the scent of baking pears, oatmeal, and cinnamon wafting through your house. See the recipe and key ingredient benefits below: