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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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Spicy Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

September 15, 2014
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One-pot meals are definitely on my list of must-haves these days. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get a balanced meal for dinner without a ton of prep work or cooking time. This soup totally fits the bill. You just throw everything into a pot, let it simmer for ~20 minutes, whip out your […]

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Back-to-School Lunchbox Makeover: 5 Quick and Healthy Lunch Recipes

August 21, 2014
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What’s in your lunchbox? When I was a kid, it was standard, dependable: some sort of sandwich – usually PB&J on wheat, a fruit – usually an apple or banana, some veggies – usually carrot sticks, and a drink – usually boxed juice. Of course I didn’t make any of it, since my mom packed […]

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Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

July 1, 2014
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The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Outdoor parties, fireworks, great food, and my birthday (the next day) – 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 everyone! ** Starters and Sides […]

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Corn, Zucchini, and Onion Flatbread

June 20, 2014
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Summer vegetables are some of my favorite produce to cook with. Fresh corn, squashes and herbs – they are light and airy, with a nice texture and bite. Inspired by a recipe from CookingLight, I thought I’d create these easy-to-make weeknight flatbreads for dinner with, you guessed it: squash and corn for the toppings. I really wanted […]

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Asparagus with Pecorino and Goat Cheese Crostini

May 1, 2014
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Spring is here  We’ve been eating lighter meals these days because it is getting so hot outside! I love spring produce: asparagus, artichokes, green peas — they just taste so fresh, which is perfect for the season. These are two delicious and healthy side dishes that could be paired together for a quick and easy […]

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