Baby, it’s cold outside! And warming winter recipes are on our agenda! We’ve got ideas for hearty comfort foods and braises (a long and slow cooking technique that renders uber-tender morsels) for soul-satisfying fare.

Winter is also a great time to dig foods that flaunt their green; hardy kale, spinach, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts are in their prime come January. Leafy green veggies are full of flavonoids — compounds that boost our health and immune systems — and we love including them in delectable salad combos and roasting them for sides.

We also love the sunshine color of citrus, including Florida’s incomparably sweet and juicy HoneyBell oranges and ruby red grapefruits, along with Southern Oregon’s prized Royal Riviera Pears. Eat them out of your hand or spin them into baked goods with warm spices.

Winter is here, so let the winds blow and snow fall outside! We’ve got you covered inside, in the kitchen.

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Theresa Gambacorta is a food writer and 25-year veteran of New York City's restaurant industry. Her writing has appeared in such titles as La Cucina Italiana, Men's Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, and Centennial's special interest publications. She is the co-author of chef Joey Campanaro's Big Love Cooking (Chronicle) and is currently working on a cookbook about Persian cuisine to be published by Knopf.

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