Keeping It Light—Favorite Fall Recipes

Stefanie is keeping it light this week with some favorite fall recipes. From kale salad to curry roasted chicken. Enjoy!

As we all know, the topic of food and nutrition can get rather heavy (and confusing). While I try to keep it as light (and simple) as possible, sometimes I just can’t — as in my blog on arsenic in rice last week. Thus, I thought that I would dazzle you this week with some of my favorite fall recipes — simple and nutritious yumminess! And, a balanced meal to boot. So sink yourself into a good rice-less meal…

Kale Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts
- 1  head leafy green kale, finely shredded
- 3 tablespoons goji berries
- 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 lemons, juiced
- salt, to taste


  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and toss well.
  2. For pine nuts, place in small sauté pan (no oil needed) on low and toss frequently until browned (about 3-5 minutes). They burn easily so be vigilant.


Roasted Acorn Squash
- 2 acorn squash, halved and de-seeded
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350˚. Halve and clean squash, coat both halves with olive oil and cinnamon and place inside down in baking dish. Cook for about 30 minutes or until outer skin is soft (but not too soft) to touch.


Curry Roasted Chicken
- 3 lbs. whole organic chicken
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 bunch cilantro, rough chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚; make sure that the oven rack is centered in the oven (not too low and not too high).
  2. Remove neck from inside chicken cavity and discard. To clean chicken, coat with juice from one lemon, sprinkle with salt then rinse with cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Place chicken in large baking dish. Quarter onion (you do not have to peel) and place inside cavity.
  3. In a small bowl, combine oil, salt, curry powder and cilantro; mix well. Use your hands to create a space between the skin of the chicken and body. Place some of the mixture in that space as well as all over the skin of the chicken.
  4. Place in center of oven rack and cook for 90 minutes regularly basting chicken until golden brown.


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All recipes 2012 © Stefanie Sacks

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K. October 09, 2012 at 11:54 PM
I appreciate your new postings. As someone who has withdrawn almost all processed foods from the diet over a 6 month period, joined a CSA and is inundated with kale after not eating vegetables since I left for college it is daunting to mindfully shop and figure out how to cook all of this stuff!
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN October 09, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Thank you. I hope you find the information easy to understand and the recipes easy to follow. You can always visit my website for more at www.stefaniesacks.com. Lots of luck in your journey and surely reach out if you have any questions!
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Can't wait to try the kale recipe!
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN October 10, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Let me know how it goes!
Mary McPartland October 11, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Delish! Thank you for a great dinner suggestion!
Rick Hoyt October 11, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Organic Nutrition is The Key to opening one's mind, then turning off the media machine( TV ), Organically-Non GMO-Certified by a Private certifying co. is the best investment you can make for yourself and your families, thank you Stefanie for the recipes.
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN October 11, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Glad you like recipes. Hopefully Prop 37 will pass and it will surely change the food industry playing field when it comes to GMOs. I remain variously optimistic.
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN October 11, 2012 at 02:12 AM
I mean cautiously optimistic. Sorry.
Rick Hoyt October 11, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Yes, why European Countries, Even Russia quickly banning GMO's, Our Country-Corprotocracy - Nothing, makes one think ?
Deborah Klughers October 11, 2012 at 02:58 AM
The new documentary Genetic Roulette does a very good job discussing GMO's. It can be viewed for free until the 17th . It is an eye-opener.... http://geneticroulettemovie.com Thanks for the recipies! Got any ideas for eggplant?
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to Deborah Klughers: A very well-produced and eye-opening report.
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