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Mushroom Pâté on Crusty Artisan Bread

By On June 13, 2014

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”… Read More

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Sunflower Seed Pesto

By On May 25, 2014

Making homemade pesto is SO easy – I wish I did it more. The beauty of a pesto (besides it’s vibrant green hue) is that there are numerous variations to try. A… Read More

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Kombucha Vinaigrette

By On May 22, 2014

  When this months Recipe Redux topic was released (cooking with tea), I pondered all the wonderful tea-infused cupcakes I’ve tasted and contemplated recreating some of my own. But to be honest,… Read More

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Kale and Wheat Berry Salad with Tahini-Maple Dressing

By On March 4, 2014

During my search for the perfect salad for Colleen’s Birthday dinner, I stumbled upon this Raw Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad. The tahini-maple dressing is what really caught my eye. Oh, and… Read More

Lunch and Dinner

Meatless Monday: Ground Tempeh

By On October 7, 2013

One night last week I needed something quick and satisfying for dinner…Pasta. There’s something comforting about the traditional spaghetti and red sauce dinner that I crave every now and then. And rather… Read More

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Tahini Sauce

By On October 5, 2013

OK – so here’s the Tahini Sauce recipe I promised you. This stuff works magic with those edamame patties I made earlier this week. This stuff couldn’t get any simpler and it’s… Read More

Lunch and Dinner

Bowtie Pasta with Edamame Puree

By On September 10, 2013

Looking for a new pasta sauce idea? Creating a puree with any vegetable can act as a sauce and as a great way to get in more nutrients with a pasta dish.… Read More

Lunch and Dinner

July 4th Recipe Recap: Healthy Slaw, Potato Salad & Shrimp Tacos

By On July 5, 2013

This hot and sunny 4th of July was a relaxing one, enjoying some great food and a couple Leinenkugels by the pool with my favorite guy and puppies. I took a healthy… Read More

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By On June 3, 2013

Here is a great sauce I picked up from my South American travels. Chimmichurri is a blend of parsley,  olive oil, garlic, lime juice, salt and aji (a type of super spicy pepper),… Read More

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Salmon with a Raspberry Balsamic Reduction

By On November 3, 2012

Salmon is my favorite fish by far. In addition to its heart healthy fat profile and its beautiful orange color, Salmon is a mighty fish, able to swim hundreds of miles upstream… Read More