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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

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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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”

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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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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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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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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Grilled Vegetable Tacos with Vegan Mexican “Crema”

No Comments | Written on May 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

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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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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This recipe is a vegetarian version of stuffed peppers with a Mexican twist!

The filling is made of brown rice, vegetables and beans with a kick from chipotle peppers.  Should there be any leftover filling after you stuff the peppers,, it makes a great stuffing for enchiladas, burritos, or quesadillas.

My favorite part of the recipe is the crunchy pepita topping.  It’s made with chopped pumpkin seeds, cheese and (here’s the twist) Grape Nuts cereal!

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Sicilian Cauliflower Antipasti

No Comments | Written on January 1, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

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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