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  • loaded tabbouleh salad in a wooden bowl

    Loaded Tabbouleh Salad

    Loaded tabbouleh salad takes a traditional Mediterranean cracked wheat salad over the top with juicy tomatoes, olives, and briny feta cheese. loaded tabbouleh is the perfect summer salad This healthy Mediterranean…

  • Colorful Asian Slaw with tongs

    Asian Slaw

    My vibrant vegan Asian Slaw comes with an awesome crunch and an awesome creamy peanut dressing. (It tastes so good you don’t even realize how ridiculously healthy it is.)  Make it…

  • Rhubarb jelly with small spoon

    Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly

    My Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly is a rosy sweet/tart rhubarb jelly flecked with vanilla bean seeds that turns morning toast or a pb&j sandwich into a gourmet treat. Be sure to…

  • Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

    Cowboy Caviar Recipe

    Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain…

  • Hot pepper jelly in glass canning jars.

    Super Easy Hot Pepper Jelly

    Easy Hot Pepper Jelly is one of my favorite recipes. This small batch refrigerator recipe makes use of both sweet and hot peppers for a colorful, confetti-like look and an intense…

  • Shrimp Taco Salad in a white bowl

    Shrimp Taco Salad

    Shrimp Taco Salad is a stunning  main course salad with jumbo Mexican spiced grilled shrimp, homemade tortilla strips, house pickled red onions, and all the fixings on a bed of zesty…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    Firecracker Chicken

    I love everything about this Firecracker Chicken ~ the vivid peppers, the tender chunks of chicken, and the fiery sweet and spicy sauce ~ it’s so much better than takeout!…

  • spring salmon salad on a white platter with fresh veggies

    Spring Salmon Salad Platter

    This Spring Salmon Salad Platter is an ode to springtime ~ think Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, or your best friend’s shower. It’s a healthy side of wild salmon served chilled over…

  • chopped asparagus salad

    Chopped Asparagus Salad Recipe

    Make my Chopped Asparagus Salad recipe when the spring asparagus is plentiful and cheap, and you’re craving a bit of fresh crunch in your life after a long winter. This cold…

  • honey Meyer lemon curd in a jar with spoon and lemons

    Honey Meyer Lemon Curd

    Honey Meyer Lemon Curd is like a burst of mid winter sunshine! This easy recipe is made with vibrant Meyer lemons and wildflower honey for a mellow flavor and cheering color. …

  • raspberry and champagne sorbet

    Raspberry Champagne Sorbet

    Raspberry Champagne Sorbet is the celebratory dessert to end all celebratory desserts. Think New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, graduations, showers, weddings ~ all of life’s big moments should end…

  • cranberry smoothie with straw

    Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie

    My simple Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie will wake you up, and slap you back into shape after all manner of foodie indiscretions…did I mention it also happens to be insanely delicious?…

  • spaghetti salad in a white bowl

    Spaghetti Salad ~ a family favorite!

    Spaghetti Salad is what you make for dinner when you’ve got loads of fresh produce but you’re craving comfy carbs (sound familiar?)…this easy season spanning recipe combines hot garlicky pasta with a…

  • blueberry lemonade

    Refreshing Non Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

    Hot weather brings on big thirst, and these refreshing non alcoholic drinks have your back. Make them by the glass or the pitcherful, my colorful quenchers are a healthy alternative to…

  • tossing a chopped Italian salad

    Chopped Italian Salad Recipe

    My Chopped Italian Salad is your excuse to open up the doors and take dinner outside. It’s a combination of crunchy veggies and Mediterranean flavors that just can’t be beat.…

  • a nest of homemade green pasta

    Homemade Pasta with Fresh Greens

    Homemade Pasta with Fresh Greens ~ no pasta machine needed for this easy, fun, and fresh green pasta that packs a healthy dose of spring in every bite. Don’t think you…

  • colorful 7 bean salad

    7 Bean Salad with Chimichurri Dressing

    7 Bean Salad with Chimichurri Dressing ~ why should steak get all the perks? This healthy bean salad takes full advantage of the jolt of flavor you’ll get from my favorite…

  • thumbprint jam cookies on a platter

    Jam Thumbprint Cookies

    Jam Thumbprint Cookies are delicious little almond shortbread cookies showered in powdered sugar and filled with jewel toned jam that melt in your mouth. What could be more tempting? Bring these…

  • a small bowl of wild rice and carrot soup

    Wild Rice and Carrot Soup

    Wild Rice and Carrot Soup is a quick and easy soup that combines sweet carrots with earthy wild rice, topped with toasted hazelnuts and fresh thyme. All that healthy beta carotene practically glows!…

  • cranberry relish in a small glass jar

    Cranberry Relish with Horseradish and Sour Cream

    Cranberry Relish with Horseradish and Sour Cream is an adaptation of a 1959 Craig Claiborne recipe made famous as Mama Stamberg’s cranberry relish on NPR’s All Things Considered. It’s a fabulously…

  • farro salad

    Lunch Prep: Loaded Farro Salad

    Lunch Prep: Loaded Farro Salad ~ this healthy grain salad is packed with protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and lots of flavor and crunch, aka everything you need to deliciously power through…

  • A bowl of pumpkin chipotle soup with cornbread croutons.

    Smokey Pumpkin Chipotle Bisque

    My Smokey Pumpkin Chipotle Bisque is a simple but flavorful soup that can be a healthy fall lunch or a lovely starter for a holiday meal. Pack it in a thermos…

  • sweet hot red pepper jam in a jam pot with crackers

    Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam

    My Sweet Hot Red Pepper Jam recipe is an awe inspiring ruby red color with an intense sweet and spicy flavor. Serve it to friends with cheese and crackers, save it…

  • A tuna poke bowl with vegetables.

    5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls

    5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls~ sure, we have to eat dinner, but it’s summer, and the classic square meal just isn’t cutting it right now. I’m going with nourishing, satisfying meals-in-a-bowl bursting…

  • four different melon salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads

    Four Simple Melon Salads to celebrate laid back summer food ~ make one of these juicy sweet/savory salads for your friends and family, or for a little personal indulgence. No recipes…

  • Burrata Caprese Salad with colorful heirloom tomato wedges

    Burrata Caprese Salad

    Burrata Caprese Salad ~ a great tomato salad is on regular rotation throughout the summer here. My latest? A chunky riff on Caprese, with thick wedges of heirloom tomatoes, a luscious…

  • plum amaretto sorbet in a small glass with spoon

    Easy Plum Amaretto Sorbet

    Easy Plum Amaretto Sorbet ~ this epic summer fruit sorbet is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, it’s like biting into a ripe juicy plum, exploded tenfold. To be honest, a fresh…

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