Apple and Date Salad with Brie

October 24, 2015

I’m usually a baby spinach kind of girl. I use baby spinach for everything: as lettuce in tacos, as a mix-in for lentil soup, in smoothies, I could go on. It’s such an easy way to get your full serving of greens every day, and baby spinach has such a mild flavor that it goes […]

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Spicy Tomato, White Bean and Vegetable Stew

September 24, 2015
Spicy tomato and white bean stew

Now that fall is here, soups are back on the menu! This is one of our family’s favorite soups: it’s hearty, spicy, healthy, satisfying, and has great texture: crunchy (from the veggies) and creamy (from the white beans and parmesan). It’s just all-around feel good food. I made this soup for the first time years ago, […]

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Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

July 1, 2015

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Outdoor parties, fireworks, great food, spending time with family and friends, my birthday (on July 5th) – it doesn’t get much better than that! Here are some of my favorite recipes for backyard get-togethers: they are healthy, light, summery, and absolutely delicious. Happy long weekend […]

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Spicy Bean and Quinoa Salad with “Mole” Vinaigrette

February 19, 2015

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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French Toast Bread Pudding

January 27, 2015

That’s right. French. Toast. Bread. Pudding. For Breakfast. Need I say more?? This is one of the husband’s favorite meals. Sometimes I make it for brunch, but often I make it for dinner (as a breakfast for dinner meal) – along with some roasted rosemary potatoes (recipe coming soon) and a green smoothie. It is […]

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My Top 10 Favorite Healthy Recipes of 2014

December 31, 2014

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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