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Side Dishes

Confetti Salad

Bright and refreshing, this confetti salad is topped with onions and pine nuts, and is a meal unto itself. The touch of hot sauce in the dressing adds a fun zestiness. Salad 2 carrots, peeled and …

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This Creamy, Herb-Spiked Sauce Is Good So Many Ways

Indian-inspired raita is a deliciously, refreshing combination of yogurt, herbs, cucumber and either garlic or onion. Its creamy, herb-spiked coolness offers a welcome respite from spicy foods and add…

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Bean, Avocado and Tomato Salad

It’s getting warmer outside, so it's a great time for salad meals. This refreshing salad has three types of beans and a light, wonderful dressing. It’s delish! Salad: ½ head red leaf lettuce, wa…

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Best Grocery Shopping Apps to Help Manage Your Next Party

You’re committed to hosting the next big potluck party. You have recipes, stores, lists and coupons running around in your head. And you’re getting a big headache just thinking about what you need, wh…

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Nuts Aplenty, Nuts Galore! The Ultimate Guide (Infographic)

No one eats enough nuts. There are so many to choose from and they all do different and miraculous things for our bodies. Below is The Ultimate Guide to Nuts (and seeds!) so that you can snack with th…

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7 Healthy Snacks for Couch Potatoes

Even the healthiest among us like to spend a little time vegging on couch with a bowl of snacks and a great movie to watch. But that doesn't mean your late night snack has to be a calorie bomb! Yep, t…

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Potato Leek Soup – Comfort Incarnate

I'm posting this lovely soup as an homage to my aunt Maggie, who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. She loved potatoes and she loved this soup, made with the spuds she grew in her h…

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Spinach and Parsley Quinoa, and Tofu Tower

For this week’s Care2 recipe, I’d like to share two recipes from David Halward, a friend of mine. The quinoa dish is fresh and simply tasty. The Tofu Tower looks as good as it tastes. Spinach and Par…

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Maple Sage Cornbread

This is the perfect cornbread - moist with a fine, consistent crumb, crispy edges, just the right amount of smoky sweetness and a hint of sage. I used a bag of locally grown and locally milled corn…

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Quiet Joy Italian Vegetable Eggplant Sandwiches

Add a twist to your standard sandwich: Rather than using bread, try crisping up eggplant with olive oil and breadcrumbs. Then fill the "sandwich" with a delicious pesto, tomato and mushroom combo. Del…

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