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Spicy Bean and Quinoa Salad with “Mole” Vinaigrette

February 19, 2015
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I love making quinoa salads! Quinoa adds great texture, a healthy dose of whole grains, and a balance of essential amino acids to any meal – so why not throw it into a salad? This is a protein packed dish with bright Mexican inspired flavors: quinoa, pumpkin seeds, jalapeno pepper, black beans, and mixed greens […]

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Sweet Sesame Noodles with Tofu and Broccoli

February 17, 2015
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Noodles just got a makeover! Crispy tofu, buckwheat soba noodles, scallions, sesame seeds, and broccoli tossed in a spicy peanut sauce makes this dish super tasty but also very light. Peanut noodles, or most Asian noodle dishes, aren’t usually the healthiest (tons of fat and refined carbs from the peanuts, sauce, and noodles), so I had to […]

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Palak Tofu: A Healthy Palak Paneer

January 29, 2015
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Palak Paneer is a classic North Indian dish. Walk into any Indian restaurant, and you’re almost guaranteed to see “Palak Paneer” or “Saag Paneer” on the menu. It is traditionally a rich stew made with heavy cream, butter or ghee, paneer (which is a type of cheese used in Indian cooking), spinach, and tons of warm […]

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Vegetarian Panang Curry with Tofu

January 11, 2015
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Thai food is probably my favorite type of Asian food. Something about those creamy coconut curries mixed with veggies, tofu, nuts and spices just makes for such a cozy one-pot meal. When I make Thai food at home, I usually stick to my Yellow Curry, because it is guaranteed to be delicious and satisfying every […]

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My Top 10 Favorite Healthy Recipes of 2014

December 31, 2014
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Happy (almost) new year!! 2014 was an amazing year for me filled with lots of changes: new baby, new jobs (for both me and the husband), new move (to Ann Arbor), new home … and lots of new recipes. I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by – it’s crazy to think that at […]

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Cucumber Gazpacho

December 3, 2014
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When I think of gazpacho, I typically think of hot summer days, sitting on the beach, traveling through Spain and Portugal, and ultimate relaxation. So it might be counterintuitive to make gazpacho in the winter, where it’s 35 degrees today, sunny but cold – with no beach in sight. Which is exactly why I decided […]

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