I know here in Northern California (and lots of other places around the Country) it is really really cold right now. This weather inspires me to stay inside and cook warmer, more comforting food than usual. Here are a few of my current favorites!

Mediterranean Lentil Dip by Minimalist Baker

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I love a good dip with warm pita chips and crisp vegetables. This is a great, hearty and healthy one!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites by Good Dinner Mom

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I like to put out veggies and a dip for my kids around 5PM when the “I’m hungry Mom!” conversation (really, it’s whining) begins and dinner is still an hour away. This takes a bit more preparation but is delicious!

Mexican Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos by From Cats to Cooking

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Crock pot = easy and warm. Need I say more? Pork shoulder is the ideal meat for this slow cooking method. Just be sure and cut off as much as the fat as possible before you cook it. I’ll do these tacos one night and then later in the week served over cole slaw and beans.

Red Quinoa with Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes and Poached Eggs by Bon Appetit

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Nothing says comfort to me like eggs. They are definitely my favorite food and I love getting creative and making an egg centered dinner as an easy go-to.

Wishing you a warm and cozy meal!

— Jill