Perfect Pesto Pasta Salad You’re Sure to Love

This salad is perfect for those summer days of family and friends, outdoor barbecue, and picnics. I made this for a garden party I was invited to. Who doesn’t love fresh grown herbs from the garden paired juicy grape tomatoes and fresh crisp peppers? You’d have to be anti-summer if you don’t like this Perfect
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Herbed Sugar Snap Peas

Snap Peas with Lemon Herb Dressing

This is my absolute favorite summer recipe. There’s something about snap peas and watermelon that scream summer fun. I love making this for cook outs. Not only is it super easy to make in large batches, but I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t rave about the refreshing flavor. I made another batch of Sweet &
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Savory Cabbage Carrot Salad

I had a dinner party last week. My goal was to test some recipes for you all. The entire meal was based on savory flavors like ginger, garlic and fresh herbs. I wanted to add a salad to the second course, Pan Seared Cod. The recipe needed something cool and refreshing to go along with the
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Cauliflower Rice – Easy Rice Substitute

I was at Whole Foods the other day getting some groceries and, if you’ve never been to a Whole Foods, they have a serve yourself buffet you can get take-out at. It’s great because when I’m working in the morning nearby I can pop in for lunch, do my shopping and head home. The options
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Best Basic Kale Recipe

This kale recipe does it all. I love having recipes that I can make once and reuse in several different ways or meals. This is one that works great for just that. If I’m making it for a meal, I’ll add a protein such as nuts, tofu, tempeh, or seitan to it. It is delicious
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Gingered Beets

We love beets in our house. I spiralize, slice, dice, shred, mince, and yes, juice beets for all sorts of crazy things. They are delicious and packed with nutrients. Some people say they have an earthy flavor to them that reminds them slightly of dirt. For those who aren’t that accustomed to the flavor I
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Comfort Salad?!

Sometimes you need something warm and inviting. It’s been slightly colder here and a bit windier so it’s nice to have something that’s warm. A lot of the warm comfort foods I gravitate towards are heavier or more starch laden. This salad gave me the warmth and comfort while still being light and refreshing.

Dinosaur Kale Saute

I made this recipe for some kids that were visiting us recently and told them it was dinosaur food. They loved it. Not only did it provide a magical story full of imagination around the dinner table, but it also gave everyone some key nutrients. Getting kids to eat there greens can be tough sometimes but
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Cantaloupe Salsa

This is a delicious addition to a laid back Sunday brunch. You can also substitute pineapple for the cantaloupe and it’s just as yummy. Print Recipe Cantaloupe Salsa A refreshing salsa that pairs well with brunch or barbecue. The sweetness of the cantaloupe is offset well by the hot pepper flakes, and the diced red
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Creamy Swiss Chard

I adapted this recipe from one that Full Bloom Market attached to the swiss chard bunch I bought. Their version adds pasta and uses more cheeses. Since I used it as a side with fish and sweet potato I didn’t need the extra carbohydrates from the pasta. I also removed the tomatoes from the original
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