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Taco Salad Jars

September 13th, 2012 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments
Daily Bites: Taco Salad Jars

These Taco Salad Jars make a healthy lunch or light dinner that’s so easy to transport! If you’re on the go and need something fast and easy to grab for a meal, salads in jars really could not be a better choice. Big jars, little jars, meat-based, vegetarian, summer veggies, autumn veggies—there are so many […]

Filed under: Announcements, Beans & Legumes, Beef, Egg-free, Family-Friendly, Grain-Free, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetables

25 Healthy Weeknight Meal Ideas

September 6th, 2012 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 6 Comments
Acorn Squash with Beef & Vegetable Filling

It may not officially be fall yet, but with September comes the back-to-the-grind routine of the new season. It’s easy to fall prey to the “I’m too busy to cook!” mantra that September ushers in, but I’m here to encourage you to press on, plan out some meals, and get in the kitchen! With busy […]

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Roasted Carrot, Lentil, & Sunflower Salad

April 26th, 2012 at 12:12 pm · Post a comment · 12 Comments

I was talking with a friend the other day and she mentioned that she thinks lentils are an under-utilized ingredient. I couldn’t agree more. Inexpensive and quick cooking, lentils offer an excellent source of plant-based protein in addition to fiber, iron, magnesium, and B vitamins. Unlike other beans, lentils do not require soaking in advance. […]

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Mighty Minestrone Soup

February 20th, 2012 at 4:04 pm · Post a comment · 2 Comments

With soup season at its peak, what better time than right now to set supper on simmer and warm up with a bowl of nutritious minestrone? You can find my favorite minestrone recipe over at The Balanced Platter—I’m a regular contributor. Of course, a soup like this simply wouldn’t be as tasty without a crunchy […]

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Spiced Carrot Hummus with Garlic Oil

November 1st, 2011 at 12:12 pm · Post a comment · 10 Comments

Welcome, November! I’m sorry to say that October whizzed by with Superwoman speed, but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying the gorgeous fall weather, seasonal foods, and pumpkin-laden farmers’ markets. Before the new month evaporates in a flurry of book events, holiday hustle and bustle, and fun cooking classes, it’s high time I post another hummus […]

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Southwest Pasta Salad with Black Beans & Avocado

March 29th, 2011 at 11:11 am · Post a comment · 8 Comments

  I think of spring as the prelude to many things. Summer, for one. But also farmers’ markets and flip-flops. Thunderstorms and lemonade stands. Strawberry pies and fireworks. It’s also the beginning of picnic season. Nothing beats eating al fresco, especially in the midwest where we can only eat outside for a few months of the year […]

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Parsnip-Topped Farmer’s Pie

February 22nd, 2011 at 3:03 pm · Post a comment · 3 Comments

Instead of traditional ground lamb or other meat filling topped with creamy mashed potatoes, I made this spin on Shepherd’s Pie a couple of weeks ago for a light and easy dinner. I left a little portion of the filling exposed in the photo above so you could see all the vegetable goodness tucked beneath […]

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Lentil Salad with Currants and Mint

January 25th, 2011 at 1:01 pm · Post a comment · 4 Comments

Ah, the mighty lentil. So little credit given, so much deserved. A nutrient powerhouse, lentils offer an excellent source of fiber and plant-based protein along with vitamins and minerals. All that aside, they also lend themselves well to virtually any palette of flavors. Go Middle-Eastern with cumin and lemon zest. Try Tex-Mex with cilantro, lime, and […]

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Roasted Squash & White Bean Skillet

January 14th, 2011 at 12:12 pm · Post a comment · 15 Comments

  Some girls scour fashion magazines and watch the latest TV shows to keep up with what’s in style. Others spend hours in front of their bathroom mirrors matching the perfect shade of eyeshadow to their latest lipstick. Me? I follow food trends. What are celebrity chefs whipping up in their test kitchens? What are this week’s secret ingredients […]

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Moroccan Lentil-Vegetable Stew

November 12th, 2010 at 1:01 pm · Post a comment · 6 Comments

Last week’s kick-off of A Gluten-Free Holiday Celebration at Diet, Dessert, and Dogs was a blast. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by, I highly recommend you do! I submitted this post with a few tips on staying healthy during the holidays, along with links to some of my favorite healthy seasonal recipes. Yesterday the celebration of healthy food continued at […]

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