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Eggplant and Couscous Salad

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Looking for a lovely light lunch that is ready to enjoy in minutes?  This “Eggplant and Couscous Salad” is an easy and healthy choice!

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Roasted Carrot Hummus Vegetable Sandwiches

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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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Marinated Summer Squash

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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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Spaghetti and Vegetable “Noodles”

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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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Beauty Food and Wellness Day 2014

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Welcome back to day 4 of our summer culinary travel series!

After the hustle and bustle of Istanbul, I headed a few hours outside the city to Turkey’s first and only destination spa – The Richmond Nua Hotel.  Located on the shores of Lake Sapanca, this relaxation haven is focused on health and wellness while offering exceptional luxury service.

There’s no need to worry about your waistline when vacationing at Richmond Nua because the hotel and spa offers a unique “Beauty Food” menu.  These light, healthy and balanced dining options are designed not only to nourish your body, but let your inner beauty shine through.

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Touring Sonoma Wine Country

No Comments | Written on July 7, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

All week here on “The Daily Dish” I am excited to share with you a new culinary travel story every day!

For the past couple of months I have been criss-crossing the US and even the world tasting and exploring all along the way.  I can’t wait to share photos, stories and, of course, recipes from the adventures!

Today I am thrilled to share with you the experience of touring the Sonoma Wine Country, specifically Dry Creek Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley.    

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Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Vegan Mexican “Crema”

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Think it’s impossible to adapt cheesy, sour cream laden Mexican food for a vegan diet?  Think again!  These Grilled Vegetable Tacos are sure to satisfy even the most staunch carnivore.  Plus, you won’t believe how easy it is to make a dairy-free alternative to Mexican Crema!

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Sicilian Cauliflower Antipasti

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Let’s kick off 2014 on the right foot!

This easy (and healthy!) recipe is a wonderful side dish when served warm, and also is a fantastic addition to an antipasti spread when served at room temperature.

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Marinated Baby Carrots

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I love giving edible gifts this time of year.  Of course it is fun to make homemade cookies, fudge and candies, but sometimes it is nice to also offer a healthy gift for the holidays!  This recipe for “Marinated Baby Carrots” in a jar is just as easy and fun to make, and can be a welcome alternative to sweet treats.  Carrots are a nutrition powerhouse, providing over 15 essential vitamins and minerals along with phytonutrients and fiber that are important for good health.

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Post Thanksgiving Detox

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Yesterday you indulged, but today you can get back on track!  Before you hit the stores for the Black Friday sales, sip this quick “Post Thanksgiving Detox!”

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