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Roasted Carrot Hummus Vegetable Sandwiches

1 Comment | Written on September 9, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This veggie-packed sandwich just might be my new favorite lunch.  Not only is it colorful and healthy, but these pita pockets are easy to eat on-the-go!

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10 Recipes with Fresh Tomatoes

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

This is the time of year to savor every bite of the stunning red tomatoes from your backyard garden or Farmer’s Market.

Today we have 10 recipes with fresh tomatoes that will knock your socks off!

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Greek Yogurt Herb and Cheese Biscuits

No Comments | Written on August 28, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Biscuits…made without butter?  Yes, it can be done!

This unique recipe is made using a container of Greek yogurt.  Along with Parmesan cheese and a blend of herbs, I think these biscuits might be one of my new favorites!

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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

No Comments | Written on August 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Would you believe this rich, creamy and healthy soup is made with only 5 ingredients?

Plus, blended vegetable soups are a great way to increase your daily veggie intake.  I love having this soup for lunch with a piece of warm crusty bread, or a smaller bowl as a starter to an evening meal.

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Top 10 Recipes with Zucchini

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

On the lookout for new and exciting ways to zucchini?  We have 10 recipes from appetizers all the way through dessert that will renew your love for this summer squash!

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Marinated Summer Squash

No Comments | Written on August 18, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This “Marinated Summer Squash” is a beautiful cold appetizer presentation that is perfect for late summer entertaining.  Yellow and green squash are still in season, so now is the ideal time to make this dish.  I love how subtle flavors of garlic and sage are infused into the squash.

Best part is, everything can (and should) be made the day before, so you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine with your guests!

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Grilled Halloumi and Fennel Salad

3 Comments | Written on July 30, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

At this point in the summer, you have probably grilled just about everything.   But have you tried grilling cheese?

Halloumi is a firm cheese with a high melting point, so it can be fried or grilled.  In this recipe, grilled halloumi is combined with grilled fennel to create an impressive appetizer salad.

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Grilled Zucchini and Chickpea Salad

1 Comment | Written on July 29, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This salad feels like summertime in a bowl.  There is an abundance of zucchini this time of year, and I am always on the lookout for new ways to prepare meals on the grill.   It makes and elegant and healthy side dish for summer fare, or even just simple lunch that can be enjoyed right out of the fridge.

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How to Make Homemade Greek Yogurt

1 Comment | Written on July 28, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Rich, thick and creamy Greek yogurt.  I am obsessed with it and given its rise in popularity over the past few years, I am guessing many of you are as well.  However, there is no doubt it can get pricy in the grocery store.

That’s why I set out to find a way to make my own Greek yogurt from scratch at home!

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Spaghetti and Vegetable “Noodles”

No Comments | Written on July 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

By now most of us know that a serving size of pasta is much smaller than what we tend to put on our plates.  So how do you indulge in a big bowl of pasta without throwing your diet off track?  Supplement your spaghetti with vegetable “noodles!”

Nowadays it is easier than ever to bulk up your plate with veggies using the popular “spiralizer” tools now on the market.  Really, its just a fancy way of cutting your favorite vegetables into noodle ribbons so they can be easily tossed into your favorite dishes.  Why not make your big bowl of spaghetti half pasta and half vegetables?  Your waistline will thank you!

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