What to Cook This January

Let’s hear it for the New Year! Last year, I finally got back into the groove with recipe production. I’m so excited to share with you all the recipes that I’ve been working on behind the scenes. Some are made months ahead of time!

If you’re looking for wholesome, satisfying, veggie-packed recipes, you’re in the right place. You’ll find a bunch of them in my guide to seasonal produce below. For in-depth resources and tips on how to eat real food, be sure to check out my cookbook, Love Real Food.

Cheers to a healthy and happy 2024. Thank you so much for being here.


roasted beet arugula salad recipe

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

Gluten free and easily vegan

“This salad is delicious! Made it tonight and it was just as good as a beet salad that I would typically order at a local restaurant. Will definitely make it again!” – Heather

More beet recipes »


best broccoli salad recipe

Favorite Broccoli Salad

Gluten free and easily vegan

“Thanks so much–this was delicious! Crunchy, full of texture and very satisfying. Perfect for trying to make up for all the chocolate treats that were in my stocking recently. Will definitely be my go-to Broccoli Salad recipe!” – Linda

More broccoli recipes »

Brussels Sprouts

roasted brussels sprouts, crispy baked tofu and rice recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Baked Tofu with Honey-Sesame Glaze

Gluten free and vegan

“Another amazing recipe, perfect combination of sweet and spicy. I pitched this to my meat loving boyfriend as vegetarian general tso’s, and it worked! Every recipe I cook from this blog is so delicious – all I want to know is when is the Cookie and Kate cookbook release date! Thank you, Kate, your recipes have renewed my love of cooking and make breaking bread with loved ones even more special.” – Ailla

More Brussels sprout recipes »


peanut soba noodles slaw

Peanut-Sesame Slaw with Soba Noodles

Vegan (gluten free with substitutions)

“Made this to take to the office for lunch today and wow – new favorite right here! It also works if you prep the night before.” — Dini

More cabbage recipes »


spiced roasted carrots recipe

Perfect Roasted Carrots

Gluten free and vegan

“Made the basic version of these last night just to give them a try. Yum! They had almost a sweet potato taste to me. So easy! I’m looking forward to trying the spicy version as well.” – Paul in Sacramento

More carrot recipes »

Citrus fruits

best orzo salad recipe

Orange Orzo Salad with Almonds, Feta and Olives

Easily gluten free and easily vegan

“This is an incredibly easy recipe, and a new favorite! A perfect combination and sweet and savory, and it keeps well for several days in the fridge.” – Teri

More orange recipes » (also clementine, grapefruit, lemon and lime)

Hardy greens (arugula,
chard, collard greens & spinach)

brussels sprout arugula salad recipe

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Arugula Salad with Sunshine Dressing

Gluten free

“Want you to know I love this recipe! I’ve never toasted my own pecans before and the aroma is glorious. Chopped brussels go so well in a salad and this will be a regular in my weekly dinner recipes!” – Jessie

More salad recipes »


This healthy #vegan soup recipe is made with sweet potato, kale, farro and chickpeas!

Curried Sweet Potato, Farro, Kale and Chickpea Soup


“This soup is delicious! I found your recipe on Friday, made it on Sunday, and am eating it right now and for lunch allll week long. It is sweet, spicy, and hearty. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)” – Christy

More kale recipes »


pomegranate pear arugula salad recipe

Pomegranate & Pear Green Salad with Ginger Dressing

Gluten free

“This pomegranate salad is not only the prettiest salad I’ve made but also the best tasting. The pomegranate seeds give it added sweet tartness and crunch, and the ginger dressing is amazing! Definitely my new company/holiday go-to salad!” – Connie

More pomegranate recipes »


breakfast burritos recipe

Breakfast Burritos with Hash Browns

Freezer friendly

“I made these last night and froze them for the rest of the week’s breakfast. The hash browns added so much flavor in the burrito. They turned out great!” – Toni

More potato recipes »

Sweet Potatoes

crispy baked sweet potato fries with ketchup

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Gluten free and vegan

“I’ve made sweet potato fried before but they were always non crispy and seemed not to be worth the effort. My husband was never a fan either. With this recipe they were crispy and my husband loved them and said they were the best sweet potato fries he had ever eaten! Thanks for a great recipe :)” – Rose

More sweet potato recipes »

Winter Squash

Thai curried butternut squash soup recipe

Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Gluten free and vegan

“Just made this for my lunches this week and oh my goodness it is incredible. I couldn’t stop taste testing it. 😉 So excited for my lunches now! Thank you for this awesome recipe!” – Susan

More butternut squash recipes » (also acorn squash and delicata squash)

More resources you might appreciate: 23 make-ahead breakfast recipes, 45 recipes that pack well for lunch and 20 simple weeknight dinners. You can shop my essential kitchen equipment here. Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for a steady stream of recipe inspiration!

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