This summertime favorite is perfect for all your summer picnics and cookouts! Tons of Vitamin C and the sweet/spicy combination is amazing. And here’s the best part – mix any leftovers with vodka or gin and you’ve got a great adult bev! You’re welcome. Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno and Lime Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 seedless watermelon […]

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This month’s Recipe Redux challenge is to “Beat the Heat with the Slow Cooker/Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker” – some of my favorite summertime cooking methods! I used my Instant Pot to create this Vegetable Curry – a delicious, easy meal to make midweek. Enjoy! Vegetable Curry Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 onions, […]

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In honor of Recipe Redux’s 6-year anniversary, this month’s Recipe Redux challenge is cake or a small bite dessert. Happy anniversary! Woo hoo! As my daughter will tell you, I love baking muffins. I try to incorporate vegetables and/or fruit in every muffin recipe and I always focus on minimal additional sugar from three sources […]

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Looking for a new way to prepare kale? I admit, I’m not a huge fan of raw kale so I’m always thinking about creative ways to prepare it. Here’s a great way to cook it without adding any oil or sticking it in an oven. Quick, easy, and delicious! I like to use crispy kale […]

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Spring is here and with that comes an array of amazing fruits and vegetables. Kicking off the season is the humble radish, one of my favorite veggies. It’s hard to beat the peppery crunch of a radish, a great addition to a variety of dishes. The typical radish is red on the outside with bright […]

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I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. I love hummus, especially one that’s as creamy and flavorful as Sabra. I had […]

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One of my favorite things is simple roasted vegetables. I’m not picky or specific about which, I love them all! And something magical happens when you roast a vegetable – fennel mellows out, carrots sweeten up, beets develop even more earthiness… I received a box from Chef’s Garden with a gorgeous variety of seasonal vegetables, […]

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Happy Earth Day everyone! This month’s recipe redux is all about reducing food waste. My favorite way to use vegetable scraps is by making stock. Keep whatever vegetable scraps accumulate – carrot tops, vegetable peels, mushroom stems, beet/turnip greens, etc – and voila! You’ll have homemade vegetable stock in no time. My recipe below is […]

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This quick and filling salad is an excellent source of vitamin B1, which supports mental function (more brain boosters!) and helps regulate metabolism. Lentils are legumes and a great source of protein and fiber — the best food combination to curb cravings. Makes 6 serving(s) Ingredients 1 cup uncooked brown rice or 2 ½ cups […]

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This week I had the pleasure of touring an AeroFarms facility in Newark, New Jersey. Founded by a former Professor at Cornell University (Go Big Red!), AeroFarms is a non-GMO, environmentally sustainable way to grow greens locally. Their modular, vertical growing system is adaptable, turning any building into a local farm (this one used to […]

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