Lunch or light meal

Lentil, Green Bean & Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

I love this potato salad. And I’m not ashamed at all to admit that I ate this. Standing up. With my camera still hanging around my neck. Here’s how this works, friends. First, you’re going to roast some baby potatoes until beautifully browned and crispy. While they’re in the oven, you blanch green beans, slice…

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Mexican Street Corn Salad with Smoky Cream Sauce

Mexican street corn meets salad in the best way possible. A great addition to your July 4th spread, this dish is inspired by Mexican street corn. If you’ve never had Mexican street corn, it’s basically grilled corn smothered in a blend of mayonnaise and/or sour cream, chili powder, and cotija cheese, and served with fresh…

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Broccoli Salad with Sunflower Seeds & Avocado

Fresh and tangy with an amazing crunch. This lightened up Broccoli Salad is straight-up delightful and is the perfect answer to that “what should I bring?” question that comes up for cookouts and parties all summer long. I know it’s not quite summer yet (okay we’re in the throes of a FREEZING spring?), but I’m…

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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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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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Harvest Bowl with Maple-Tahini Sauce

I’m craving food that’s appropriate for the season: steamy drinks, hearty soups, warm grain bowls… And as far as grain bowls go, this one is a home run. Quinoa provides plenty of protein and fiber to keep you satisfied, and butternut squash is rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants, which just so happens to be great…

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