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Episode 37

Episode 37: Focus on Fresh for the Holidays with Ann Taylor Pittman

One easy thing you can do to bring balance to the holidays, both health- and flavor-wise, is to focus on fresh. That doesn’t mean putting out boring salads or lame vegetable trays—it means making dishes that are vibrant and festive, crunchy, juicy and exciting. Food writer and recipe developer Ann Taylor Pittman shares her tips for making fresh, healthy holiday dishes that will be first to get gobbled up.

Ann Taylor Pittman, a long-time food writer, food editor, and recipe developer who has won two James Beard Foundation Awards. She was at Cooking Light magazine for 20 years, where she rose to oversee all food content as well as the operation of the Test Kitchen, developing thousands of gold-standard healthy recipes. She is also the author of Everyday Whole Grains. She now writes and creates recipes for Food & Wine, Southern Living, and more.

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Recipe: Holiday Vegetable & Dip Platter

Recipe: Spinach Salad with Roasted Squash and Pomegranate

About The Host

Ellie Krieger

Well known from her Food Network show “Healthy Appetite” and Public Television series “Ellie’s Real Good Food,” Ellie Krieger is a New York Times bestselling, two-time James Beard Foundation award winning, and IACP award winning author of 7 cookbooks. She is a weekly food columnist for The Washington Post and has also been a columnist for Fine Cooking, Food Network magazines and USA Today. A registered dietitian nutritionist who earned her bachelors from Cornell University and her masters from Teachers College Columbia University, Ellie finds happiness living in NYC, where most days you can find her walking or biking around Central Park.

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