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Crisp air, cozy sweaters and the most delicious food! Sharing the perfect collection of quick and healthy fall dinner ideas you need for comforting meals. Cooking With Cassandra Fall Recipes Launching September 2022.

Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce (Perfect Holiday Appetizer)

Cranberry Brie Dip With Flaky Roll Bites |

What comes to mind when you imagine a cheese dip? I’ll tell you what I thought about it way before I stumbled upon this recipe. That creamy, orange-colored starchy cheese dip for nachos and crackers that you get at stadiums and boozy parties. The bottled kind with lots of artificial flavors that would get your tongue desperate for water later on.  That was before I knew that there was a fancier, Christmassy version of this which was luscious, pretty, and actually sophisticated. This cheese dip is made with nutty and tangy brie cheese (plus a bit of cheddar) that’s baked to gooey...

Easy Cranberry Rosemary Chicken

Cranberry Rosemary Chicken |

Especially at Christmas time, there’s nothing like decorating the house with stockings and wrapping gifts for the Christmas tree. The cherry on the top has got to be the food on the table, though. Here’s one dish I’m making for Christmas this year: cranberry rosemary chicken with a maple glaze.  It is no secret that cranberry and rosemary go hand in hand as one of the most unique and sophisticated holiday flavors. From rosemary-infused cranberry vodka to cranberry rosemary bread pudding, this is a combination that will always guarantee satisfaction. I love how the tart cranberries...

Oven-Baked Dijon Mustard Salmon

Dijon Salmon Dish |

Whenever I am in a pinch, I know I can rely on seafood recipes.  Fish, prawns, and mussels cook very quickly and all they need are some basic ingredients and add-ins to taste amazing. Seafood is so versatile: it can be deep-fried, baked, grilled, steamed, smoked, or fashioned into a creamy chowder. There’s more to seafood than just traditional fish and chips.  You could even eat it raw. I can’t say no to a fresh plate of sushi!  Whichever method you go for, seafood always makes for a sophisticated choice for any meal. I’ve got a new salmon recipe I’ve been putting on...

Curry Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes

Curry roasted fall salad |

Last Thursday was just like any other busy work day. I was running from a Zoom call at home to another meeting, and then to a recipe photoshoot session for the blog (which turned out to be really fun!).  I had packed this salad in my bag for lunch and as I was microwaving this in the studio, my teammates looked at me and exclaimed, “Cassandra, what is that?! It smells amazing!” That was a good sign for this new salad I was testing out. It’s always so daunting to try new, daring recipes, but if people around me respond positively, then it’s a go!  All I did was toss together...

Easy Baked Turmeric Chicken

Turmeric Chicken |

Indian food never fails to amaze me. To be specific, I’m a huge fan of chicken tikka masala, palak paneer, and turmeric fish curry. Every bite just brings me closer and closer to culinary heaven.  It’s a blend of spices, coconut milk, garlic, onions, and so many more ingredients. I’m still trying to learn how to make chicken tikka masala at home and every time I go to make it, I just end up getting distracted by the array of spices. If you are a pro at Indian cooking, hats off to you! Turmeric is one of the essential spices in Indian cooking. In its natural form, turmeric looks...

How to Make Oatmeal

Oatmeal's ingredients  |

This is your sign to pick up that bag of oats you’ve stashed away in the cupboard, never to see the light of day. If you think oatmeal is a bore to eat, I feel you. Your feelings are completely valid!  The reason why doctors and nutritionists recommend oats is because it has plenty of health benefits. It helps lower your blood sugar levels and does wonders for our digestion. Healthy foods need not be boring, though! Recently I’ve discovered more interesting ways to enjoy oatmeal, like making these guilt-free sweet treats, like these healthy chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter...

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with Parmesan

Golden Brown Roasted Cauliflower |

Roasted vegetables are one of my favorite side dishes to make as they come together so easily, are healthy, and taste good. (My recent obsession is this bacon-roasted Brussels sprout recipe.) Today’s recipe features roasted cauliflower. Each bite of parmesan roasted cauliflower is laced with garlic, coated in breadcrumbs, and covered in parmesan cheese.  If you are looking for a fun way to introduce vegetables into your diet or into your kids’ diet, this roasted cauliflower recipe is just what you need. Aside from being beautifully flavored, it has a fun texture – the baked...

Buttery Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes Buttery Cauliflower  |

If you are looking for a healthier way to enjoy mashed potatoes without carbs and bloatedness, this is the answer: cauliflower mashed potatoes.  Before you turn and run in the other direction, let me just tell you that mashed cauliflower doesn’t taste as yucky as it sounds. In fact, they’re just as creamy and fluffy with hints of butter and garlic folded in.  It’s much lighter than mashed potatoes and won’t leave you feeling bloated like you’ve eaten a lot of calories. You may not believe me now, so I suggest you try it for yourself.  Begin by chopping up a large...

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Parmesan & Garlic Butter

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Parmesan & Garlic Butter |

I’m going back to basics with this roasted sweet potato recipe, you guys. The protagonist of today’s recipe is sweet potatoes. The orange kind – not to be confused with yam, my friends. Incorporating sweet potatoes into our diet does wonders for our bodies too. These root veggies can boost our immunity, promote digestive health, and protect our eyes among other benefits. Something delicious and healthy? Double win!  There are so many amazing ways to cook sweet potatoes: mashed, julienned into sweet potato fries, atop a hearty shepherd’s pie, and stuffed with black beans. Today, we’ll...

Easy Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie with Ground Turkey

Easy Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie with Ground Turkey Recipe |

Traditional shepherd’s pie is one of the recipes I learned to cook at the start of my culinary journey. I always enjoyed eating it because the lamb filling was so intensely flavored and every bite was so satisfying.  Unlike most pies, this dish doesn’t call for a crust and that was a big thing for a beginner home cook like me. I also tried my hand at cottage pie – which is the same, except it uses ground beef. With more tinkering, I finally arrived at this recipe: turkey shepherd’s pie.  Beneath a dense and creamy sweet potato mash is a generous helping of ground turkey seasoned...

Best Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna low carb lasagna |

Do you like lasagna? I’ve had all types of lasagna, from those inexpensive Italian restaurants to the frozen type that they sell in supermarkets and convenience stores. Each one of those experiences has given me the joy of eating comfort food which is just so flavorful and rich. However, later on, I end up feeling bloated – like I ate way too much. Is that just me or have any of you felt the same way?  Anyway, that had been my fate with lasagna, until I came across the idea of using spaghetti squash to make lasagna. “What is spaghetti squash?” you ask.  Great question! I love...

One Pan Honey Lemon Chicken With Asparagus & Baby Potatoes

One Pan Honey Lemon Chicken With Asparagus and Potatoes Recipe |

Here’s another one-pan recipe that I know you’re going to love. This recipe is a honey lemon chicken baked with asparagus and baby potatoes. It’s a well-rounded dish that has most of the food groups and can be a complete meal on its own. But the best part is actually the flavor of the dish. The chicken is slathered with a sauce made of sweet honey and savory soy sauce. It is oh-so-zesty with a capital Z! We’re talking 5 lemons kind of citrusy flavor that will perk you right up and leave you wanting more. The sauce is also drizzled over soft spears of asparagus and baby potatoes that would...

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Welcome Friends, to Cooking With Cassandra! Thank you for stopping by. Here you will find simple, delicious recipes that are tested and perfected, kitchen tips every home cook needs to know + lifestyle advice on changing your mindset on health from restriction and overwhelm to balance and enjoyment! My goal is to provide you with inspiration, whether it’s in your kitchen or in your life. Let’s get cooking!

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