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Southwest Quinoa Salad with Avocado

No Comments | Written on June 25, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This crisp and fresh salad can be a stunning side dish to summer fare, or a satisfying lunch thats easy to pack for work or school.

Plus, it just happens to be gluten-free and vegan!

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10 Awesome Recipes with Avocado

No Comments | Written on June 20, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Dare to go beyond the guacamole!

Avocados are awesome, and there are countless ways to incorporate them into summer dishes.  The following list showcases ten of our favorite!  Which recipe do you want to make this weekend?


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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

3 Comments | Written on June 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Imagine perfectly crisp sweet potato fries…without deep frying!

This side dish is covered in a crunchy coating and then baked in the oven.  Wait until you see the spicy dip…heavenly!

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Santorini Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

No Comments | Written on June 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This recipe is a fresh take on a classic Greek salad.  Cucumbers, radishes, and red onion are tossed with a creamy but light dressing made with Greek yogurt, fresh herbs and feta cheese.

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Roasted Asparagus with Pancetta and Shallot Vinaigrette

No Comments | Written on June 4, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Asparagus is in season and is featured in grocery stores and farmers markets right now.  This vegetable is so easy to prepare and makes an elegant accompaniment to any spring or summertime meal.

This recipe features roasted asparagus with an indulgent vinaigrette of pancetta, shallots, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard and red pepper flakes.  A bit of fresh basil from the garden finishes off the side dish with a flourish.

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Pre and Post Workout Snacks

No Comments | Written on May 29, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

When gearing up for a workout, especially a morning session, sometimes you want just a small bite to get the engine running.  A little nibble to fuel the body and tide you over until breakfast.  This pre-workout energy “shot” is the perfect two-bite snack.

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Halibut en Papillote with Tarragon and White Wine

No Comments | Written on May 27, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

There are several reasons I love to cook “en papillote.”  It is a healthy preparation method that effortlessly steams protein and vegetables in one easy packet.  The presentation is beautiful and quite dramatic when you slice open the parchment paper envelope table side.  Plus, cleanup is a snap!

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Tunisian Cauliflower ‘Couscous’

1 Comment | Written on May 22, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This innovative vegan and gluten-free main dish is inspired by the robust flavors of Tunisia.  Cauliflower is grated to resemble ‘couscous’ and then sautéed with olive oil, pistachios, harissa spices, dates, and olives.

It’s a healthy, 15 minute meal that is certain to wow.

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Baby Kale Pesto with Farro Spaghetti

No Comments | Written on May 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Traditional pesto sauce is made with basil and pine nuts, but I wanted to try and shake things up a bit!  This version is made with baby kale (available in the produce section, near the bags of spinach) and walnuts.  The result is not only incredibly delicious but also extraordinarily healthy!

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Zesty Lemon-Herb Marinade

1 Comment | Written on May 14, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Do you smell it?  Grilling season is here!

I love this time of year when you can fire up the grill and keep the house cool.  The key to a perfectly grilled piece of chicken, fish or even vegetables?  The perfect marinade.  Today you are in luck…

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