Posts Tagged ‘spring’

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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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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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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Blackberry Avocado Salad

If you are in the market for a festive salad to serve at your next soiree, look no further.  This salad is beyond fetching served on a platter or plated individually. I love to serve it alongside white bean soup garnished with fresh rosemary but it pairs well with pretty much any main dish you…

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Sweet Pea Quinoa with Pistachios, Apricots & Mint

A quick & delicious make ahead addition to your Easter spread. I’ve been on a pistachio kick lately (can you blame me?) and let me tell you they are particularly magical when tossed with fresh peas, sweet apricots, and cool mint. Quinoa provides the heft and the whole dish is tied together with red pepper…

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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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Tropical Green Smoothie (a personal favorite)

Half the country is enjoying the start of spring and the other half (ahem) is simply dreaming about it. But either way, our food is about to lighten up and I’m ready for it! Fresh spring greens are beautiful, tasty, and chock full of essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Even better… they are immune-boosting, super…

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