Maple-Walnut Roasted Pears

Looking for a simple alternative to holiday pies? We’ve adapted this recipe from our friends at Tufts University. The process of roasting brings out the sweet-rich flavor of pears to make an elegant but easy dessert.

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.