Curried Chickpea Spinach Salad with Almonds & Apricot

You will be craving this from now on, mark my words. This curry vinaigrette has just the right amount of sweetness, acidity and creamy depth to round out the salad, but it’s the crunchy roasted chickpeas combined with the chewy sweet apricots that really take it to the next level. When you take a bite,…

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Herbed Buckwheat with Avocado, Greens & Lemon

I’ve been eating a lot of quick meals lately. Since spring has arrived, it’s been much more enticing to spend time outside so I’ve been doing a good job cleaning out the pantry and using what is left in the fridge. This salad with buckwheat, herbs, avocados and fresh bright lemon satisfies those demands and…

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Superfood Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Feel great with this miracle worker. If you celebrate Easter, there may be a brunch involved in which this delicious superfood salad will make a gorgeous centerpiece. You’re all aware of my love for a majorly loaded salad and I can assure you that this salad has a little something for everyone – it’s earthy, creamy,…

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A Cleansing Spring Smoothie

  Cleansing Spring Smoothie 1 cup green tea, chilled (you can always use water or coconut water) 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro or parsley 2 cups loosely packed organic spinach 1/2 medium cucumber  (peeled if not organic) 3/4 cup fresh or frozen pineapple juice of 1 lemon 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled 1/4 avocado Place…

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Sauce

This sauce is my current go-to. Sometimes you’re craving a red sauce that’s different from your typical tomato sauce. That’s where this sauce steps in to save the day. It is comprised of tangy goat cheese paired with sweet smokey roasted red peppers and when these two little things get blended and cooked together, serious…

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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Kale Salad

Kale is on every menu these days. Please don’t pass this one off. It’s not a trend and there is a reason it will never go away. We all know it is healthy but it also is incredibly versatile, delicious and holds up to heartier fillings that your average mixed greens. Sweet and savory with…

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Red Lentil & Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Soup is inevitable today. After several weeks of mild temps, Mother Nature strikes with a vengeance. The only antidote to these blizzards is a simmering pot of soup. This soup is warming, extremely flavorful and full of restorative goodness plus after trying many versions, I think I finally nailed it. Stay warm & nourished. What’s…

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Israeli Salad with Quinoa & Lemon

Quinoa salads abound these days, and it’s no surprise why. While this recipe is a great everyday meal option, it’s also a savvy choice for casual entertaining, since you can chop your veggies and cook your quinoa a day in advance. All you’ll have to do come party time is throw everything together in a…

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Sheet Pan Fajitas with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Full disclosure, I’ve devoured these fajitas for three meals in the past 48 hours. And it has been glorious. Friends,  I’m obsessed with this method. Sheet pan dinners are crazy popular right now and for good reason–they’re one-dish and hands-off, they’re quick, and clean-up is a breeze. So if you’re running in 5,000 directions over…

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Chili Queso Dip! (vegan)

Need a crowd-pleaser for your Super Bowl party? Real chili con queso has ground meat, velveeta cheese, spices, onions, and lots of other secret ingredients. Well, I’m here to help steer you to a slightly healthier option, which also happens to taste amazing. I’ve worked with lots of variations of this recipe to get the…

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