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Seasonal Starters

Even with healthy New Year resolutions, January plates and platters don’t have to dull in comparison to the feasts that fill bellies during year-end celebrations.

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Sarah Herrera
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Sarah Herrera
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December 28, 2018

Some may find the task of preparing meals after the hoopla of the holiday season to be a daunting one. And, why wouldn’t they? After being stuffed silly with a great uncle’s famous dish, a few traditional family favorites, and then way (way, way!) too many desserts, the thought of anything less than savory is a nightmare in itself.

But fear not. Even with healthy New Year resolutions, January plates and platters don’t have to dull in comparison to the feasts that fill bellies during year-end celebrations. In fact, there are some pretty fantastic items that are only in season during these starting months.

So, gather some Brussels sprouts, blood oranges, and sweet potatoes, and prepare to kick off the new year with these wild recipes. But be warned: Your hands will turn hysterically pink, your eyes will obsess over the array of magnificent colors, and your tongue and heart will be happy as you serve up with pride and satisfy those insides with some new favorites.

Chocolate Beet Cake with Blood Orange Frosting

Beets, blood oranges, and baking. These three bizarre yet surprisingly delicious ingredients combine to make one superb dessert and an adventure for your taste buds.

Chocolate Beet Cake with Blood Orange Frosting (Photo: Sarah Herrera)
Chocolate Beet Cake with Blood Orange Frosting (Photo: Sarah Herrera)

Kumquat and Red Cabbage Pressed Salad

January is full of so many beginnings, and this salad is the perfect pal to pair alongside your new endeavors. It’s healthy, it’s delicious, and it’s an adventure in itself.

Kumquat and Red Cabbage Pressed Salad (Photo: Sarah Herrera)
Kumquat and Red Cabbage Pressed Salad (Photo: Sarah Herrera)

Maple Glazed Two-Sausage Skillet

Whether you’re a breakfast-for-dinner kind of person, or a connoisseur of the sweeter things in life, this colorful hash is happiness in a bowl, and it’s certain to make you sigh in syrupy satisfaction.

Maple Glazed Two-Sausage Skillet (Photo: Sarah Herrera)
Maple Glazed Two-Sausage Skillet (Photo: Sarah Herrera)
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