1) Ingredient Spotlight on Olives | Cava Grill on Pinterest

We all know olives make the perfect cocktail accompaniment or snack served alongside some nuts and cheese, but our olive Pinterest board is your go-to source for some fresh takes on the salty, savory snack – think olives as party decorations, fried in a beer batter, or in a pesto atop black linguine. Not so boring anymore.

2) 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners To Get You Through The Holidays | Food52

This time of year, it sometimes feels like there are plans every. single. night. But for those few nights when your calendar does free up, these recipes mean dinner will be one less thing to stress. You know, so you can spend more of your time baking the 100th batch of cookies or wrapping yet another package.

3) December Playlist | Cava Grill on Spotify

Your go-to playlist for holiday gatherings is here. Whether you’re watching the snow fall out your window or you’re making something delicious with friends and family – this playlist is for you.

4) Snow Globe DIY | vickywolvez on Steller

Looking for an easy December DIY? All you need is five minutes, a mason jar, glitter, water, crazy glue, and a small pine tree. Doesn’t get much simpler than that!

5) Chickpeas Are the New Chia, Lentils the Next Kale | US News & World Report

Sure, we might eat more hummus and falafel than the average joe – but we’re not surprised to hear that nutrient-packed legumes like chickpeas and lentils are having a moment in the sun. These plant-based proteins are showing up everywhere (especially in our vegan lentil soup), and the UN even named 2016 the Year of Pulses (another name for legumes).