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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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Cranberry Citrus Martini (and Don’t Forget the Drinks)

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Confession: I’ve been known to carefully plan holiday dinners but totally forget about drinks. Usually it’s my husband who clues into the conspicuous absence of beverages. He asks me if I bought anything to serve for drinks. And my response? Usually something like “Well, there’s water!” He’s not fond of that answer. Don’t worry —…

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Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

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Warm breezes, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, laughter … these are the things our happy summer celebrations are made of. And they are fueled by summer dinners where the chicken is grilled, the corn is freshly peeled and steamed and the salads are chilled. We had a bit of a celebration recently…

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Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic and Olive Oil

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Looking for a delicious flounder recipe for busy nights? Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic an Olive Oil is a quick and easy recipe — and flavorful too. “Winter was not kind to my body this year.” Those words escaped my lips at the beach last week. It erupted forward before I could self-censor myself and…

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