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Quinoa with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Quinoa with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

So I dunno if you guys have picked up on this by now, but I eat fairly healthy 82% of the time and go kinda nuts the other 18% (baking is just too much fun!). Even though that’s a great split, I want to make a conscious effort to eat more healthily in 2014. This...
Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

After my horrible attempt at channeling Don Drapper during the Mad Men premier last Sunday, I begrudgingly came to the realization that instead of suave Don, I relate more to Betty right now. Yay me. Haha. In the later seasons of the show, Betty’s story arch swirls around her struggles with weight loss and ongoing...
Power Boost Salad

Power Boost Salad

Happy 2013 everyone! I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve! On Monday night, I went to my friend Brittany’s apartment to watch the ball drop. She was one of the first people I met in college and she invited a good group of people over to celebrate. We ate, drank, and laughed until...
Harvest Salad

Harvest Salad

Let’s face it, the food in fall and winter is amazing. They’re satisfyingly comforting with warm flavors that bring you back to the good old days with friends and family. That being said, those foods often have less than amazing consequences on our waistlines. The other day I announced to all of you my plan...
Quinoa with Apples & Arugula

Quinoa with Apples & Arugula

My friend Meagan introduced me to quinoa during college, and I’ve loved this wonder grain ever since. Quinoa was something quick and healthy that we could make, but it was also filling without making us feel heavy. We would crack open a bottle of wine (or three), cook, eat, laugh, and then head out to...
Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad

I don’t consider spring to have sprung until great produce starts trickling into the stores. Last weekend the most amazing tomatoes and cucumbers were at the market…so now I can officially call it outdoor eating weather! To honor this joyous occasion, I made a light and flavor packed salad to eat al fresco with my...
Walnut Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Berries

Walnut Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Berries

I went to the movies this past Sunday with some friends. We saw Hunger Games, and it was a good movie, although the books were infinity better (they totally changed some details from the book). Anyway, before the movie, we went to UNOs for lunch. After flipping through the menu, a warm goat cheese salad...
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Simple recipes like this one are only possible when you use fresh, quality ingredients. The sweet and fragrant basil pairs perfectly with the juicy tartness of the tomato. The heirloom tomatoes I primarily use are Black Krim, which have an earthy salty bite. When my mom first tried black krim tomatoes, she closed her eyes...
Cool Bulgur Salad

Cool Bulgur Salad

A healthy sweet salad that cools your palate with fresh flavors – that’s what this recipe is all about. This salad just has a few ingredients, but each one is packed with flavor….which I think is really important to have in a salad. I love the combination of the sweet grapes with the cool crunchy...
Chickpea Panzanella

Chickpea Panzanella

It’s no secret that I love chickpeas, and it’s definitely no secret that I’m addicted to bread. Because of these twin addictions, I thought it would be a great idea to include both ingredients in a simple panzanella salad. It’s surprisingly light with lots of fresh flavors (basil, oregano, veggies) and the raspberry balsamic vinegar...
Classic Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

I think it’s important to know how to make classic recipes. Take the Caesar salad – pretty much everyone has had it before, and many of us have a bottle of Caesar dressing in our fridge ready to go. But when you make the dressing from scratch you really taste the flavors that the bottled...
Asparagus Panzanella

Asparagus Panzanella

This week we had a ton of asparagus cut and in the fridge, so I thought I would make a simple panzanella with everyday ingredients. I use pre-sliced whole grain bread, some fresh veggies, and an Italian salad dressing. The flavors marry beautifully and you will definitely find yourself going back for seconds. I only...