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Make the most of seasonal foods even in the fall or winter. In "Go Clean, Sexy You," Lisa Consiglio Ryan includes easy recipes that incorporate seasonal items. Roasted Brussels sprouts, carrots, pumpkin and sweet potatoes feature in the following recipes, along with spinach. All recipes serve 1-2 people.

Spinach salad by Suni PhotographyOh So Good Spinach Salad

Spiced Pecans
½ cup pecans
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Vinaigrette
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced onion
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Salad
1 bunch spinach (1 cup)
1 pear, cored, quartered and sliced
¼ cup dried cranberries

Make pecans: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and toss until well coated. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Let cool.

Make vinaigrette: Whisk together all ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

Make salad: Place spinach, pear and cranberries in a bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss. Transfer to serving bowl and top with pecans. Serve.

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