Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

udon peanut

Soba noodles are these amazingly toothsome, earthy noodles that are made out of buckwheat and are absolutely delicious eaten cold.  I adore the fantastic, almost nutty, flavor and they have the additional benefit of being whole grain and gluten free. My favorite way to prepare them is to combine them with my favorite crunchy veggies… 

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Mediterranean Lamb “Burgers” with Tzatziki Sauce

lamb burger 2

Tzatziki sauce is seriously one of my favorite things in life. Not sauces… not condiments… things! Whats not to love about a refreshing mixture of cucumber, garlic and fresh herbs folded in to luscious Greek yogurt with a touch of olive oil thrown in for good measure? The best part about tzatziki is that its incredibly cheap and… 

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Kale Salad with Grapefruit, Pepitas and Pecorino

kale salad

Lets talk about kale, baby/ Lets talk about you and me/ Lets talk about all the good things/and the bad things that may be/ Lets talk about kale. So here’s the thing about Kale — its super freaking healthy, packed with vitamins and has anti-cancer properties. It’s basically the Superman of vegetables. Unfortunately, like Superman,… 

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Brussels Sprout and Apple Slaw

brussel salad

If a steady diet of hotdogs, hamburgers, ribs and potato salad packed with bacon starts to get heavy this weekend as you make your rounds through all of the cookouts, this delicious slaw is a quick and easy side dish when you’re looking to change things up. Brussels sprouts are a fabulous and interesting alternative… 

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Orzo Greek Salad

orzo pasta

As it gets warmer and warmer outside I think everyone’s instinct is to try to eat healthier and lighter meals. Salad is an obvious way to go but sometimes its just a ridiculously un-filling dinner. I am envious of those among us who can feast on leaves and raw veggies at 7pm and feel full… 

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Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

chipotle soup

Happy Valentine’s Day! Also, perhaps more importantly, Happy ‘House of Cards’ Day!  In addition to telling all the important people in your life how much you love them, I hope anyone without a Netflix subscription is purchasing one today. ‘House of Cards’, Netflix’s amazing foray into independent programming is one of my favorite shows and… 

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