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Quick Pickled Cucumbers

No Comments | Written on September 30, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Looking for an effortless side dish with crunch and zing?   These “Quick Pickled Cucumbers” are right up your alley.   

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Easy Homemade Frozen Yogurt

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

Did you know it is easy to make your own fruity frozen yogurt at home?  For this recipe, simply pick your favorite frozen fruit and it’s a snap to make this delectable frozen treat.

I am completely obsessed with blueberries, so that is what I chose for my frozen yogurt.  Next time I am thinking raspberries, strawberries or maybe peaches!

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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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