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Soups & Salads

10 Amazing Asparagus Recipes

Here are ten tasty ways to enjoy the heck out of those tender green spears while they're at their most delicious. Asparagus season is a glorious but all-too-brief affair so make some of these while yo…

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Black Bean Jewel Salad

Going to a summer’s end picnic or BBQ? Here’s a great salad to bring -- colorful and full of flavor! White corn adds a touch of natural sweetness and complements the Mexican Vinaigrette. Delicious!!! …

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Grilled Peach Salad

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup grapeseed oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons peach preserves 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground blac…

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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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Salad in a Jar

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup pearl barley 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water 1 carrot, grated 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons bottled Italian vina…

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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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Cucumber Salad with Herbs

YIELD 6 servings Ingredients 1 shallot, minced 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 8 small lemon cucumbers or 3 English cucumbers, peeled, seeded…

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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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