It’s the most wonderful time of the year for delicious winter produce! Cooking with in-season produce is not only an excellent way to care for Mother Earth but also the easiest way to ensure your ingredients are at their most luscious and nutrient-dense.

From comforting frittatas to smoky margaritas, here are some of the best recipes to take advantage of winter’s bounty.

Delicata Squash: Roasted Delicata Squash with Chilies, Lime & Cilantro

Pull up to your next (socially distanced) winter fiesta with this tangy, spicy roasted delicata squash dish. With its soft, edible skin, delicata is one of the easiest squash varieties to prepare — no peeling required! Its subtle, nutty flavor is perfectly offset by the spice of the chilies and the brightness of the lime juice.

Brussels Sprouts: Buffalo Brussels Sprouts

While the typically high nutrition value of these tiny cabbage lookalikes is arguably challenged by the fact that they’re fried, preparation is easy and they’re sure to be a hit — even with the most veggie-averse eaters.

Photo Credit: Bryan Gardner

Persimmon: Persimmon & Brie Crostini

Persimmons have been widely consumed in Asia for ages and North America is slowly starting to take notice. There are two types of persimmon; this recipe calls for the less fussy Fuyu variety, which is balanced with creamy brie (or other triple-cream cheese) and delicately nested on a crusty crostini.

Kale: Tuscan Sausage & Kale Frittata

2020 has been the year of comfort food. If you’re looking to carry that warm, fuzzy culinary comfort through the rest of winter in 2021, look no further than zippy Italian sausage, salty pecorino cheese, and sautéed kale.

Sweet Potatoes: Breakfast Bowl with Sweet Potato & Turmeric Egg

With this bowl, the so-called “most important meal of the day” gets a nutritious upgrade with loads of herbs, inflammation-fighting turmeric, and avocado. (Also, bacon.)

Oranges: Grilled Orange Margarita

What better way to take advantage of winter citrus than with a smoky, zesty cocktail? Next time the party mood strikes, reach for this simple, three-ingredient margarita.

xx, The FabFitFun Team