It’s Pumpkin Season Again!

By Haley Adel, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor It’s October so everyone knows what that means…Pumpkin Season! Starbucks has been serving up its assortment of pumpkin spice drinks for weeks, while Trader Joe’s has been lining its shelves with loads of pumpkin-inspired products. To get with the season, we thought we would provide some ofContinue reading “It’s Pumpkin Season Again!”

Sweet and Sour Japanese Eggplant Bruschetta

Ingredients: 4 Japanese Eggplants Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 White Onion 4 Tablespoons Honey ½ Cup Vinegar ½ Cup Tomato Sauce 1 Medium Ball of Fresh Mozzarella 1 French Baguette Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Sauté peeled and thinly sliced Japanese eggplant in olive oil; reserve. 2. In the same skillet cook thinlyContinue reading “Sweet and Sour Japanese Eggplant Bruschetta”

Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 2 Cups Butternut Squash (1/2 inch cubes) 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Cup Quinoa (Uncooked) 2 Cups Water 1 Pomegranate Seeds 2 teaspoons Chopped Fresh Sage ¼-1/2 Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil. 2. TossContinue reading “Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad”

Sweet Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti Squash 6 Tablespoons of butter 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Preparation: 1. Cut squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds then place the halves cut side down in a baking dish filled with enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. 2. Bake at 350 degrees for anContinue reading “Sweet Spaghetti Squash”

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce

Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti Squash   2 Cups Marinara Sauce Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Cut squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds then place the halves cut side down in a baking dish filled with enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. 2. Bake at 350 degrees for an hourContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce”

Fall Veggie Wrap

              Ingredients: 1 Avocado, peeled, pit removed and sliced 1 Tomato, sliced 1 Small Cucumber, sliced 1 Small Red Pepper, cored, de-stemmed and sliced 1 Container of Radish Sprouts Several Leaves of Lettuce (Arugula, Romaine, Red Leaf, etc.) Whole Grain Tortillas or Flat Bread Cream cheese Pesto Preparation: WashContinue reading “Fall Veggie Wrap”

Arugula Basil Salad

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1/2 Teaspoon sugar or honey 1 Tablespoon Extra-virgin Olive Oil 2 Cups Arugula 1 Cup Fresh Basil 1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley 1/2 Cup Shredded Pecorino Romano Cheese (or any other hard cheese) Preparation: In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, sugar/honey, and olive oil.Continue reading “Arugula Basil Salad”

Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 2 Cups Butternut Squash (1/2 inch cubes) 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Cup Quinoa (Uncooked) 2 Cups Water 1 Pomegranate Seeds 2 teaspoons Chopped Fresh Sage ¼-1/2 Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil. 2. TossContinue reading “Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad”

Cucumber and Radish Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

  Ingredients:  2 cups cucumbers, chopped 1 cup radishes, chopped 1/3 onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain 1 handful of dill, finely chopped Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp sugar Salt, to taste Preparation: In mixing bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and dill. Mix well. Add onions, cucumbers, and radishes; mixContinue reading “Cucumber and Radish Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing”