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Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

July 1, 2015
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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
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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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French Toast Bread Pudding

January 27, 2015
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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
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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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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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