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10 Creative Food Substitutions

Sick of the same ol' same ol'? Want to eat healthier but don't want to give up your favorite meals? No need to radically alter your diet or spend tons of cash. Indeed, there are several small steps  y…

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Stir-Fried Garlic Spinach

This spinach has earned a permanent place in my kitchen repertoire. It's so tasty, so fast and so easy that I just can't quit it. Not that I'd ever want to quit it... It comes by way of Grace Young…

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10+ Tasty Uses for Tahini (Besides Hummus)

Tahini has to be my favorite seed butter because it gives any dish or sauce an excellent creamy, nutty and earthy flavor, making it surprisingly delicious in desserts and scrumptious in sautés. If you…

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Lemon-Scented Pasta with Swiss Chard

Tomorrow's Meatless Monday and I've got a good one for ya! I first concocted this heavenly pasta dish five summers ago after we had visited family in Vermont. The scenery was uniquely beautiful - I am…

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Pickled Asparagus Spears = Umami Times TEN!

Right around this time last summer, we discovered the joys of pickled asparagus, thanks to Marisa McLellan's lovely book, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. We'd made a quick tri…

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Fresh from the Garden Tabouli

This tabouli tastes like a garden in a bowl. Very fresh and bursting with flavor. Enjoy it chilled or at room temperature. Perfect for a summer lunch, picnic or potluck. It’s delightfully refreshing! …

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20 Fridge-Clearing Recipes

Your fridge might be stocked to the brims, but you can still open it and feel like there's nothing to eat. So what's a hungry person to do? Well, use up as much of the stuff as possible, of course! Re…

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Refreshing & Flavorful – Herbed Cucumber Rice Salad

Sometimes I want my rice to be a little more interesting and nutritious so I made up this simple, refreshing salad. As with almost all of my favorite recipes, it's flexible - you can choose differe…

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Asparagus with Gremolata

I look forward to asparagus season all year. But, after a while, roasting or grilling up some spears with a little olive oil and salt and pepper can get a bit tired. That's why I like this recipe so …

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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Full of vibrant colors and flavors, this healthy dish is hearty enough to serve as a vegetarian entree. Prepare this salad ahead of time and serve chilled or room temperature. YIELD 8 servings I…

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