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Our Favorite (Healthy) Comfort Food Soup: Tomato and Beet Soup with Tortellini

No Comments | Written on February 13, 2015 at 9:09 am , by

Comfort food has a nasty reputation for being unhealthy. It doesn’t have to be that way, we say! Here’s a perfectly hearty winter soup recipe that’s low calorie, low sodium, and meatless. How’s that for a triple threat? We love to serve this with a crusty Caprese panini on the side when the weather gets Arctic. Even if you don’t like beets, we think this soup might change your mind, as their flavor is a sweet subtlety in the dish.


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Crockpot Tender French Beef Stew With a Twist (Healthy Beef Bourguignon)

No Comments | Written on February 12, 2015 at 11:40 am , by

By now, you’ve probably had a dozen and a half French beef stew recipes. However, they can be loaded with butter and fat, which does serious damage to our waistlines. We really don’t know how the French can stay so slim. Well, maybe we do. It could have something to do with recipes like this one.

Try out our healthier version of the classic French recipe and let us know what you think! This simple crockpot recipe is perfect for people watching their weight, or those who want their meals to have a bit more nutritional pop.

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Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Pot Stickers with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce

No Comments | Written on February 11, 2015 at 9:54 am , by

Did you buy a rotisserie chicken and have no idea what to do with it? Well, you can use it in these pot stickers! With just a few simple ingredients you most likely have on hand you can pull of this simple Asian appetizer recipe with ease. We love to serve this with the dipping sauce in the recipe, some peanut sauce, and some plain old soy sauce on the site. This’ll be a hit!


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Creamy Rice Pudding Cake with Toasted Almonds and Meringues

1 Comment | Written on February 10, 2015 at 9:49 am , by

Did we mention that this cake recipe is also sugar-free? It’s true! This creamy rice pudding cake with toasted almonds and meringues takes about an hour to prepare, but it’s absolutely fantastic when you try the finished product. Your guests will be amazed at how elegant this sweet treat is, and will beg you for the recipe! If you’re tired of the same old boring cake recipes, you’re going to have to give this one a try.


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Meatless Spaghetti with Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

No Comments | Written on February 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm , by

Well, that recipe title is a mouthful, isn’t it? It sure will be when you try out this fantastic Italian recipe! Guess what? This winner is also meatless, so it’s sure to please those who are on a plant-based diet. We’d recommend serving this recipe for Valentine’s Day, as the serving size is perfect for two! If your sweetie is a meat eater, don’t tell them this is meat-free and see what they say. We’ll bet it’s “I can’t believe it!” We can’t believe it either.

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Chocolate Mint Cake with Pecans, Raspberries, and Blackberries

No Comments | Written on February 6, 2015 at 10:05 am , by

This cake embodies the motto “you can never have too much of a good thing,” especially when the good things in the recipe are also good for you! This cake is such a surprise, because it looks like it took all day to prepare even though it’s done quickly. If you’re feeling like really going over the edge with this recipe, you can prepare a simple sugar-free glaze to go on the top! This easy and elegant cake will be the star of your next gathering, and people will be amazed when you tell them how easy it is!

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Cheesy Green Onion Mini Frittatas

No Comments | Written on February 4, 2015 at 12:24 pm , by

We’re in the mood for something bright with this weather that we’ve been having. Enough of the white and gray dreariness, in with some bright and fresh flavors.

These light scallion cheddar frittatas are perfect for a brunch gathering, and everyone can add whatever condiments they’d like! Like all of the simple and picture-perfect recipes we share with you, treat this as a base recipe and add whatever else you have on hand!

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Fresh Chicken Pad Thai

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We can’t get enough of pad Thai these days, and this recipe takes the flavors to the next level. With such traditional and simple Asian ingredients tossed into the mix, it’ll taste just like you’ve gone to your favorite Thai restaurant. This recipe is great, because you can add whatever veggies or protein that you happen to have on hand.


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Asian Lemon Ginger Sticky Wings For The Game

No Comments | Written on January 29, 2015 at 9:51 am , by

In the spirit of preparing some delicious eats for the football game on Sunday, we thought we’d share one of our new favorite wing recipes with you. Don’t get us wrong, we love the usual bottle of bag of frozen wings + fryer + bottle of barbecue sauce = heaven routine, but sometimes we crave something a little better tasting and better for us. These Asian-influenced chicken wings are fantastic because they lighten things up by baking without sacrificing any flavor or crispiness.

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Unbelievable Banana Crepes with Homemade Nutella

No Comments | Written on January 28, 2015 at 10:04 am , by

In the spirit of clearing out the pantry and not leaving the house during the snowstorm, we bring you another few-ingredient recipe that you’re sure to love. This time, it’s banana crepes with homemade chocolate hazelnut spread. We love theĀ  simplicity of this recipe, and by creating every component you know exactly what goes into your food. Serve this with a glass of skim milk and some hash browns, and you can have a filling breakfast or snack while the weather outside stays blustery.

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