Posts Tagged ‘summer’

End of Summer Corn Chowder

Let’s talk chowder details, shall we? This chowder combines the magic of the end of summer with organic sweet corn and potatoes to create an unbelievably creamy (yet cream-less) soup that’s beautifully fresh and sweet. Despite its surprisingly simple ingredient list, the soup’s flavor is complex, and the hint of chives and parsley gives each…

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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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Fat Blasting Watermelon Juice!

Fat Blasting Watermelon Juice is hands-down my new favorite beverage. It’s light, refreshing and the perfect balance of sweet. If you aren’t familiar with watermelon juice, it’s awesome. In addition to being my favorite shade of pink, it’s full of antioxidants, vitamin B, potassium and lycopene which reduces inflammation and will give your body a…

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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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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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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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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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Cilantro Lime Rice with Smokey Black Beans & Avocado Crema

I think you’re going to go nuts over this ridiculously nutritious bowl. First, there’s the fluffy cilantro lime rice with all its glorious qualities. Next, we’ve got fiber packed black beans, simmered with just the right amount of smoked paprika and chipotle. Then comes the creamy, delicious lime studded avocado crema which is the key…

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Black Bean, Corn, Sweet Potato Stuffed Bell Peppers

Salsa + chips + guacamole complete me. I have an obsession with Southwestern food and flavors. I love the flavor profiles of these foods so much that nearly every dish I create uses cumin, jalapenos, cilantro, and involves a hefty amount of avocado. Definitely no apologies there. With minimal effort, you can be pulling piping hot…

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Breakfast Banana Splits

This breakfast may have more nutrients, vitamins & minerals than your multi-vitamin. I would happily devour a banana with almond butter on its own, but the toppings are what make this so irresistible. I went to town on this banana split by adding fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, as well as ground flax seed, toasted…

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