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Cauliflower Rice with Basil

Cauliflower “Rice” Taste Test

Bags of fresh and frozen cauliflower “rice,” cauliflower cut into rice-sized nuggets, are flying off the shelves at Trader Joe’s across the country. Some stores have a 2-bag per customer limit. For a vegetable! Be still my heart. Cauliflower comes in at about 25 calories per serving, versus white rice at 150. A big savings, […]

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Picture of a beautiful broccoli salad.

Summer Go-To Recipes

When summer starts I want a few easy dishes that make everyone happy and keep me healthy; a set of go-to recipes that are quick, easy and most important of all, impressive. They have to look and taste so good no one realizes they came from the nutritionist’s kitchen.   A go-to summer recipe superstar has […]

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Picture of a beautiful broccoli salad.

A Perfect Summer Salad

Whenever I go to a potluck or picnic, it is expected that I bring a healthy salad.  I almost dread walking in with my dish, because some people are skeptical that anything healthy can taste good. They and are wondering how much they have to take to be polite, and they can be pretty vocal about it. […]

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gorgeous salad of spinach, quinoa and avocado

Gorgeous, Easy Salads

Isn’t this a gorgeous salad? Its the quinoa spinach salad from Rutabegorz, one of our favorite places to grab a healthy meal. It looks complicated, but really its so easy to put together. This salad has spinach, quinoa, roasted red peppers, feta cheese, edamame, chickpeas, cucumber, avocado, artichoke hearts, pine nuts, and dried cranberries (I […]

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So Easy Salad Dressing

It is really easy to make a quick homemade salad dressing, and it tastes so much better than most of the bottled stuff out there. This version, with fresh lemon juice, makes greens and vegetables sing. If you are taking the time to prepare a salad, you want it to taste fabulous!   Here’s the […]

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Easy Salad Formula

Here’s a quick, easy formula for creating salads that are delicious every time: Greens + Fruit + Soft Cheese + Nuts You know, like the current favorite (and getting a little tired) greens + dried cranberries + goat cheese + candied nuts. Its a simple formula, and it always works. Lightly dress the salad with […]

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Great Grilled Vegetables

A big platter of colorful, delicious and filling grilled vegetables is welcome on any dinner table. They also make great leftovers, are economical and so easy to make.  Here’s how to do it. The best veggies to grill are squashes, eggplant, peppers, asparagus, corn, tomatoes and potatoes. Slice the squashes lengthwise into thick planks, the […]

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The Tomatoes Are Ready!

Nothing inspires a fresh, healthy meal like tomatoes straight from the garden. We got our first batch this weekend, and I can’t wait to dig in. Some Early Girls, Romas, San Marzanos, black pearls, and a few Big Rainbows are in my basket: What to do with these gorgeous tomatoes? Good question. Here are some […]

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picture of a delicious salad

How To Make a Salad a Meal

During the Summer cool, easy salads are calling out to be a full meal. They promise to get us out of the kitchen quick, keep our figures in shape and keep the heat out of the kitchen, all while making a satisfying meal. Why is it they often leave us foraging in the kitchen an […]

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Farro Salad

Loving Farro Salad

Farro Salad, the new love of my kitchen I want to share with you Never heard of it before? It’s a little like a panzanella bread salad, but swapping out the white bread and replacing it with farro, a whole grain that is high in protein and fiber and deliciousness. Really, this is so good and […]

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