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Love Pasta? Try These Super Healthy Noodle Alternatives

Pasta is delicious, but it doesn't always have to mean those dense, high-carb noodles made with white flour. Believe it or not, there are a few lighter, more fiber-rich options that taste just as good…

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Cilantro Pesto

YIELD 1-3/4 Cups Ingredients 3 cloves garlic 3/4 cup packed fresh cilantro 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1/4 c…

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10 Things You Can Do With a Jar of Pesto

Every summer, I grow bushels of sweet and lemon basil. I love transforming the herbs into a fresh-tasting, bright green pasta sauce by combining them with garlic, Parmesan and pine nuts. But you ca…

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Pesto Pizza and Moroccan Rainbow Salad

Loaded with colorful veggies, this pesto pizza and Moroccan rainbow salad add up to a perfect meal. Whether as a hearty lunch or a light dinner, this flavorful pairing should delight all family member…

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Sage Pesto (Recipe)

  Dress up your fall pastas, sandwiches and pizzas with this terrific sage pesto. Store in the fridge and use within three days. Ingredients: 1 Cup toasted pine nuts 1 1/2 Cups firmly pac…

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5 Kid-Friendly Vegan & Gluten Free Recipes

The following recipes are healthier versions of some favorite dishes -- of kids and adults alike. Even if you don't have a gluten intolerance or classify yourself as a vegan, you can try these on a "M…

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Eggplant Lasagna with Parsley Pesto (Recipe)

  Of all the months for a holiday to celebrate lasagna, July wouldn't be my first guess. But, as it goes, July 29th is National Lasagna Day -- and to celebrate, I found this great recipe for l…

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An Easy Twist on Basil Pesto (Recipe)

I've been searching for the perfect basil pesto recipe for years to no avail. Which is funny, because, well, there aren't a whole lot of variations out there. Almost all recipes call for the same 5 or…

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Wintertime Pesto (Recipe)

  The selection at farmer's markets can be slim pickins' this time of year -- if they're even open at all. So what's a local food lover to do in the middle of January? Eat lots and lots of win…

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5 Ways to Savor the Flavors of Summer

There’s only one thing in my mind that rivals the warmth and fun of summer: the taste of summer. Fresh ripe berries, summer squash, right-off-the-vine tomatoes—not much compares to these magnificently…

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