Posts Tagged ‘light’

Creamy White Bean Dip with Rosemary & Almonds

If you like hummus even half as much as I do, you’re definitely going to lose it over this dip. It’s like a buttery smooth hummus, but lighter, and kicked up with the distinctive flavor of fresh rosemary and the nutty crunch of toasted almonds. Although I could just eat the stuff with a spoon…

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Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles

This, friends, is a ridiculously delicious and insanely nutritious bowl of “pasta.” As you may have noticed, I’m really into my spiralizer right now and I can’t get enough of zucchini noodles. They’re a lighter, low-carb version of traditional pasta, and I love that they play well with just about any sauce. In this case,…

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Mixed Greens, Strawberries & Goat Cheese with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

This lively salad captures the essence of early summer. It’s an incredibly gorgeous appetizer for casual entertaining, an excellent addition to summer bbq spreads, and a killer centerpiece for a weekend brunch. Honestly, you can’t really go wrong with this. Total showstopper. The fig balsamic vinaigrette rocked my taste buds and changed my mind about…

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Moroccan Chickpea Carrot Salad with Pistachios

There are a few reasons I love adore this carrot salad. First, it’s absolutely delicious. The tart lime dressing, spiced by cumin & turmeric, takes a plain carrot salad and turns it into a dish worth getting excited about. The dates are sweet, the pistachios are salty. The whole package is an amazing combination. Forget…

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Buffalo Cauliflower Potato Chowder

CHOWDER. I love chowder, and this one is absolutely amazing. Comforting, creamy, spicy and healthy? Sounds too good to be true. Well, it’s not! Whether you are lactose intolerant, or just trying to avoid dairy for health reasons, you’ve found the holy grail of creaminess: cashews. Thick, rich, and full of flavor! When you blend…

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Arugula with Avocado, Pomegranate, Almonds and Caramelized Acorn Squash

This salad is a total looker, friends. I’ve been on a pomegranate kick lately, and they’re particularly magical when tossed with creamy avocado, peppery arugula, toasted almonds and spicy red onions. Squash provides some necessary heft, and it’s all tied together with a delightful dressing. Hallelujah. All the fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins in this powerhouse medley…

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Creamy Asparagus Soup (vegan)

This is a pot of creamy goodness, friends! For the record, I plan to make this magical soup at least once a week over the coming months. Its warm coziness is perfect for the current 30 degree conditions, yet it’s still light enough to serve as a spring meal. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of…

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Veggie Pad Thai

Who doesn’t love pad thai? Pad thai is definitely everyone’s “gateway meal” into Thai food. Yet, it’s a pretty calorie-heavy meal due to the thick, yummy sauce, the peanuts and the noodles. Luckily, I have made an equally delicious yet super healthy veggie version just for you. trust me, everyone you serve it to will be…

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Brussels Sprouts Avocado Caesar Salad

Simple, fresh, and perfect for you Brussels Sprout lovers! Today I bring you a powerhouse of a salad. We are leaving behind the traditional romaine for hearty and nutrient rich Brussels Sprouts. Then we’re tossing it with a nice creamy dressing, and topping it with some toasted up croutons. Yum. An easy spin on a…

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Orange, Avocado & Cashew Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

If you think salads are just for spring and summer—toss that crazy idea into the cold and try this one! I’m thrilled to inform you that this salad does serious wonders for your taste buds. The mixed greens and kale combo is a wonderful hearty salad base and its earthiness is perfectly complemented by sweet…

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