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Chopped Mediterranean Zucchini Salad

Lately I have been on quite a salad kick. There have been breakfast salads with poached eggs, lots of lunch salads packed with leftover grilled veggies and quinoa, dinner salads stuffed with BBQ chicken and corn and peaches, and lots of new and yummy salad side dishes like today’s chopped zucchini salad. It’s an easy […]

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Light Italian Dressing

This recipe has been a long time coming. Almost once a week I get an email from someone in look of a homemade, natural low calorie Italian dressing. I have tried countless recipes but nothing really worked until this one. The base is actually made from a tomato and roasted red pepper. From there you […]

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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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Baked Crispy Taco Shells: New and Improved

With a summer full of tacos ahead of me, it’s important to have some quick and easy recipes up my sleeve to mix up the taco shells. Usually I reach for lightly grilled corn tortillas, low carb butter lettuce wraps, or warm soft flour tortillas; but every once in awhile I crave something crispy. That’s […]

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Cucumber Mint Smoothie

For me cucumber and mint is like peanut & jelly, peas & carrots, peaches & creams. It is just a pair that naturally works and that I love, but one that I usually reserve for cocktails. Cucumber mint moitos? I’m in! A cucumber mint gimlet? Get out of town! So a few mornings ago I […]

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Sweet Potato Spinach Tacos

When it is a clean out the cupboard type of night I usually think about 3 types of meals – soups, stirfrys, and tacos. Soups are generally a terrific catch all for cleaning out the fridge or pantry and stirfrys come in a close second place. However one of my favorites (no surprise!) is tacos. […]

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