Looking for a fun, delicious, simple side or appetizer? Look no further – these Charred Shishito Peppers will be your new “go to” dish. These are an addictive (healthy!) treat – something about the combination of salt and olive oil plus the smoky charred crunch of the pepper makes it difficult to stop at just […]

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Meatballs are a favorite in my home. They’re super versatile with infinite flavor profiles and spice and herb mixtures. These Cumin Meatballs with Coconut Cream Sauce are a flavorful blend of cumin paired with coconut milk and typical Italian spices such as oregano. Feel free to swap out the ground chicken for ground turkey, pork, […]

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Looking for a fun, new way to use summer squash? These Zucchini Nests are easy, delicious, and great for the kiddos. If you don’t have a spiralizer, look for spiralized zucchini at your local grocery store. Print Zucchini Nests Course Side Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 8 minutes Total Time 18 minutes Servings 8 […]

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I love using yogurt when I cook, it’s an amazing way to add flavor, texture, and protein to a variety of foods and dishes. In my quest to stay cool and away from the oven and stove, I decided to use avocado and plain yogurt to make some cold soup full of flavor, texture, and […]

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This baked chicken dish is simple, healthy, and packed with flavor from herbs and citrus. A great way to get delicious dinner (and leftovers!) FAST! Chimichurri is a a piquant sauce or marinade traditionally used on grilled or roasted meat or poultry, typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chili pepper. My […]

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Get the kids in the kitchen with this easy, delicious, and nutritious baked raspberry custard. This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser, chock full or berries and a puffed custard. Everyone will love their own individual portion, a perfect way to end any meal. Swap out the raspberries for blueberries, strawberries, or a mix of […]

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Cauliflower is always a favorite veggie in my home. My Cauliflower Tabbouleh has riced cauliflower, which is a great way to add veggies in place of grains for added vitamins and minerals. This dish gets a ton of flavor and brightness from  spices like turmeric and cumin, herbs like mint and parsley, and citrus like lemon. […]

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Pesto is a great way to add flavor to pasta, grains, vegetables, and animal protein. My Kale Pesto version is a variation of a typical pesto – still garlicky goodness, but full of Vitamins A, C, K, and B6 plus fiber, magnesium, and folate. I use parmesan cheese here as well, providing a ton of […]

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Chili Verde is a beautiful, flavorful green sauce that can be found at most taquerias. This sauce, made from a combination of tomatillos, onions, cumin, and cilantro, is the perfect accompaniment to a range of foods, from fish, chicken, and pork to grains like rice to greens and roasted vegetables. I love to use it […]

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It’s almost picnic season, which means sun, fun, and lots of food! Picnic Day is April 23, so this month’s Recipe Redux showcases our favorite picnic recipes. Here at CNC, we love protein-based salads. However, traditional salads are often drowning in mayonnaise, containing hundreds of unnecessary calories. To lighten it up a bit, I’ve swapped […]

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