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Simple Slow-Cooker Yellow Dal

March 12, 2015
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“Dal” is an absolute staple in our house. It is pure and simple, Indian comfort food. Essentially, it is spiced lentil stew. Rich, warm spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander fill my kitchen when I’m cooking dal. And the husband always loves it. Layla does too! She eats it up with no problems at all. […]

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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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Sweet Sesame Noodles with Tofu and Broccoli

February 17, 2015
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Noodles just got a makeover! Crispy tofu, buckwheat soba noodles, scallions, sesame seeds, and broccoli tossed in a spicy peanut sauce makes this dish super tasty but also very light. Peanut noodles, or most Asian noodle dishes, aren’t usually the healthiest (tons of fat and refined carbs from the peanuts, sauce, and noodles), so I had to […]

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Rosemary Potato and Onion Hash

February 10, 2015
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A couple weeks ago, I posted one of our favorite breakfast/brunch dishes: my French Toast Bread Pudding. Along with that I usually like to serve a healthier potato hash – made with fresh herbs and spices. This is that glorious recipe. It has all of the savory goodness of hash browns without any of the […]

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Palak Tofu: A Healthy Palak Paneer

January 29, 2015
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Palak Paneer is a classic North Indian dish. Walk into any Indian restaurant, and you’re almost guaranteed to see “Palak Paneer” or “Saag Paneer” on the menu. It is traditionally a rich stew made with heavy cream, butter or ghee, paneer (which is a type of cheese used in Indian cooking), spinach, and tons of warm […]

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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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