This salad is perfect for a weeknight meal or your Thanksgiving table. Filled with colorful, slightly bitter, crunchy greens, sweet apples & pears, plus creamy aged white cheddar & a bright fall dressing, it's just delicious.

the prettiest fall salad...

This is my favorite fall salad. Crunchy, tart, bitter, sweet, salty, and so, so pretty. Plus, perfect for your Thanksgiving table. The dressing is a Maple-Mustard vinaigrette and it’s delicious. This salad feeds about 4 people as a side dish, so multiply as needed for your holiday table. This beautiful platter comes from Hudson Grace and it’s one of my favorites.

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Chocolate-Peppermint Smoothie

  • Author: Caroline Fey
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 large smoothie 1x


The first day of winter calls for a chocolate-peppermint smoothie ❄️ Filled with lots of healthy ingredients like banana, avocado and cocoa, it’s the perfect treat while wrapping presents or running last minute errands. Plus it’s 100% kid friendly. Win win. Happy holidays 🎄


Units Scale
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 a medium avocado
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 small, ripe banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Pinch of salt


Put all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy!


If you like this recipe, but don’t like peppermint, try a dash of almond extract in the smoothie instead.

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