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Curried Hummus

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

Hummus is a healthy and delicious dip or spread that has risen to popularity over the past several years.  This high-protein and high-fiber snack can be a blank canvas for your favorite flavors.

In this version I added toasted cumin seeds and curry powder to create Curried Hummus!

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Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

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This gluten-free and vegetarian side dish is a great go-to dish for the holiday season.  Everyone will love this “Roasted Butternut Squash Salad” and it is appropriate for a variety of dietary restrictions.  You can even make it vegan by eliminating the feta cheese.

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Blended Kale Soup with Sage and White Pepper

1 Comment | Written on November 3, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Ok, so maybe you had a little too much candy this weekend.  That’s ok!  Start the week off right with a warm bowl of soup that’s packed with healthy ingredients.

This “Blended Kale Soup with Sage and White Pepper” is easy to make and is a great way to enjoy your daily serving of green vegetables.

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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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