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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Very Veggie Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh recipe

Loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers and more, this Very Veggie Tabbouleh recipe is a quick and easy side dish perfect for spring and summer cook-outs. I vividly remember the first time I tried tabbouleh. I was 18, and had just moved to the city (New York, that is) for college. That semester I was…

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Tomato Basil Fried Polenta with Blue Cheese

Tomato Basil Polenta

Crispy fried polenta cakes are topped with a warm garlicky tomato topping, fresh basil and sharp blue cheese. It’s a celebration of fresh flavors and textures. As I am sitting here, Jewel is singing “Have a Little Faith in Me,” and the kids are outside playing with a shiny gold ball — practically daring the storm…

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Lemon Garlic Corn and Black Lentil Salad

Lemon Garlic Corn and Black Lentil Salad

Love salads with a tang? Lemon Garlic Corn and Black Lentil Salad is for you. This recipe was created for my client, Florida Sweet Corn Exchange, who I am working with via KitchenPLAY. All opinions are my own. When the bright sun rose in the sky earlier this week, the brilliant blue skies and raising…

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Easy Butternut Squash Alfredo

Butternut Squash Alfredo

Easy Butternut Squash Alfredo is a creamy, cheesy pasta dish perfect for a quick and easy dinner. This recipe was created for my client Green Giant, but all opinions are my own. When I served this pasta for dinner earlier this week, I did something I pretty much never do: I didn’t tell Paige exactly…

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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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Balsamic Kale and Black Lentils with Feta

Balsamic Kale and Black Lentils

Last week, as I was digging into my lunch and reading through some interesting links I’ve opened earlier in my browser, I happened upon a Prevention Magazine story about Superfoods for 2014. Every year, different nutritionists and groups like to share what they believe will be the hottest healthy foods of the year. In the…

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Roasted Thai Green Curry Cauliflower and Garbanzo Beans

Roasted Thai Green Curry Cauliflower and Garbanzo Beans

This quick and easy recipe for Roasted Thai Green Curry Cauliflower and Garbanzo Beans was created for a client. All opinions are my own. Some people crave soups.  Bowls of steaming chicken noodle or hot, creamy tomato soup are whispers of comfort and home. Other people love to dig into cheesy pieces of lasagna, stacked…

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Green Beans with Walnuts and Pomegranate

Green Beans with Walnuts and Pomegranate Arils

Green beans get a little makeover in this delicious side dish, Green Beans with Walnuts and Pomegranate. Tender steamed green beans are drizzled with flavorful oil and topped with toasted walnuts and sweet-tart pomegranate arils. Earlier today, I happened upon a Facebook discussion focusing on Thanksgiving and tradition. Basically, it boiled down to the idea…

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Lemon Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans Ready to Roast

Give your Thanksgiving side dishes a little extra oomph this year. These zesty Lemon Garlic Roasted Green Beans are tender and fragrant — and absolutely delicious. We are two weeks and six days from Thanksgiving. Not that I am counting of course … but seriously, I can’t wait. The food! The family! The football! And…

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