Quick and Easy

Linguine with Garlicky Kale and White Beans

September 18, 2014
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I absolutely love garlic. I put it in everything: pasta, pizza, Indian food, stir frys, veggie sautes, the list could just go on and on. It’s one of my favorite seasonings because it makes any veggie taste absolutely delicious, and it’s so good for you: it has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it good for […]

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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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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Truffles

June 25, 2014
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One of my guilty pleasures is chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Whenever our family would go to Hawaii, we would literally bring back boxes of the stuff – and enjoy them for weeks after we got home. But the problem was, each tiny piece of chocolate was 50-80 calories (depending on the brand) — and it […]

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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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Sweet Potato Casserole

May 19, 2014
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Ok, so I know that Sweet Potato Casserole is traditionally a Thanksgiving dish, and it’s May. But I had some leftover sweet potatoes sitting in my pantry the other night, and so I decided why not bring a little bit of fall flavor back to our table this Spring? This could actually even be considered […]

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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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