Baked Garlic Dill Arctic Char

Garlic Dill Arctic Char

This simple, but flavorful, Baked Garlic Dill Arctic Char recipe is a quick and easy recipe. Serve it with a tossed salad to complete this meal. My dear friend Cate has always told me to “work smarter, not harder,” and I usually heed that advice — except when I don’t. But I am a work…

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Roasted Beet and Fresh Mozzarella Salads

Roasted Beet and Mozzarella Salad

Sweet roasted beets, creamy fresh mozzarella cheese and rich balsamic vinegar come together in this quick and easy recipe for Roasted Beet and Fresh Mozzarella Salads. “Mommy, tomorrow after camp can we pick up Goldfish for a snack?” Paige asked the other night as we sat down to dinner. I agreed with a smile, mentally…

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Warm Balsamic Red Cabbage and Beet Salad

Balsamic Red Cabbage and Beet Salad

A mixture of red cabbage and freshly shredded beets combine with rich balsamic vinegar to create this warm summer salad – Warm Balsamic Red Cabbage and Beet Salad. This recipe was created for a client, but all opinions are my own. A few years ago, I planted rows of red cabbage in my garden. I…

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Cauliflower Blueberry Couscous Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Cauliflower Blueberry Couscous

This post is sponsored by US Highbush Blueberry Council in connection with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. As the close of 2013 came, I found myself undergoing a major shift inside. It had a lot to do with health and career trajectory — for the last few years, I have struggled with my weight but couldn’t…

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Kale Chimichurri Sauce

Kale Chimichurri Sauce

This quick and easy recipe for Kale Chimichurri Sauce makes a tart, earthy sauce perfect for serving on beef, chicken, fish, salad and more. It’s good to do things that scare you. Doing so not only builds character but also builds your resiliency. It naturally raises your inner bar for fear, making you stronger. And…

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Lobster Salad with Avocado, Feta and Lemon Vinaigrette

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Lobster salad, anyone? Sure, this isn’t your standard lobster salad — but maybe it’s time to think outside the shell with avocado, red peppers and feta cheese. A tangy lemon vinaigrette brings the flavors together in an unforgettable summer salad. But first let’s talk lobster. Whenever we pass the lobster tanks at our local grocery…

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Grilled Garlic Butter Clams

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Grilled clams are a great way to enjoy fresh seafood in the summer without heating up the house. These Grilled Garlic Butter Clams are always a hit. New England summers have always meant copious amounts of seafood for me. And this year is no different — so as soon as the temperatures hit that comfortable…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

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On Thanksgiving, my husband cooks our turkey. It goes in the countertop rotisserie and spins around, cooking for a few hours. It’s always juicy and so flavorful, and everyone dives for it. But me? I am all about the side dishes. There’s something exciting about a table loaded with squash, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green…

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