Quick and Easy

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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Light and Creamy Tomato Soup

February 4, 2014
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These days I’m in the mood for recipes that are super fast to make, but are still light and delicious. Because with a newborn, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Enter this easy, creamy, healthy tomato soup, which is my first post-baby recipe to share with all of you! Smoked paprika and […]

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