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Tomatillo Braised Chicken

Tomatillos rank among one of my favorite ingredients. The slightly tangy, slighty herbal, slighty sweet friend of the tomato brings something special to any dish in my opinion. It is traditionally used in salsas and stews like in this recipe where it is made into salsa and used to quickly braise chicken on the stove-top […]

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Friday Five: Energy Bars

Although I don’t eat a lot of meal replacement (energy) bars, sometimes they come in handy when you just can’t find the time for a meal. They can also be a great way to refuel during a tough day or after a hard workout. Usually when reaching for an energy bar, I try and pay […]

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Simple Grilled Squash

Grilled veggies are one of my favorite summer sides and fridge staples. Usually I like to make up a big batch on Sundays to have throughout the week. They make the perfect addition to salads, sandwiches, or quesadillas and are delicious for dipping. However one person can only eat so much grilled zucchini, so lately […]

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Black Bean Eggplant Burgers with Creamy Red Pepper Goat Cheese Spread

It feels like everyone is really stepping up there burger game these days. In the past week alone I have seen drool-worthy recipes for teriyaki pineapple burgers, blue cheese buffalo turkey burgers, spicy Thai shrimp burgers, and more. With summer in full swing, it’s just so easy to get excited about burgers. But often, at […]

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Spaghetti Squash Chopped Greek Salad

This holiday weekend was filled with pasta salads – the creamy, rich, stick to your thighs, types of pasta salads. And although my small stolen bites were delicious, it got me thinking about lower carb and healthier pasta salads and wondering how our dear friend spaghetti squash would hold up in a cold preparation. After […]

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Cranberry Tuna Salad

Lately summer lunches have had me stumped. Most days I am making some type of salad or wrap using leftover protein and veggies. However sometimes I want something different so I decided to create one of my favorite Whole Foods Cranberry Tuna Salads at home. The recipe itself is simple – some tuna, dried cranberries, […]

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