Posts Tagged ‘lemon’

Hello Fresh Review

October 13th, 2016


I love to cook. I own a million different cookbooks, follow a ton of food blogs and truly enjoy going to the grocery store…but sometimes I get stuck in a cooking rut or have weeks where I just can’t get to the grocery store but still want to cook inspiring meals for my family. In
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Watermelon, Feta and Quinoa Salad

July 4th, 2015


Summer is a time for swimming in the pool, relaxing outside with friends and hosting barbecues. It’s also a great time to add delicious fresh fruit and herbs into your salads. This quinoa salads is one of my favorites. It’s light, refreshing and so simple to throw together. Today I used watermelon and cilantro, but
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Simply Delicious Chicken Soup

January 15th, 2015


I love chicken soup. It’s comforting, filling and a great way to get my kids to eat more protein and vegetables. Unfortunately I do not always have a enough time to make it entirely from scratch. This simple recipes uses a few short cuts (like store bought chicken stock and a rotisserie chicken) to create
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Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad

January 8th, 2015


I love to cook, but sometimes I get stuck in a rut making the same recipes over and over again. That is why my New Years Resolution it to try a new recipe each week and to share it with all of you! I’m starting the New Year off with a Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad.
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Roasted Chicken with Za’atar and Sumac

December 17th, 2013


Cold weather always puts me in a chicken roasting mood.  It makes the house smell delicious and makes for a cozy meal.  I am always looking for new things to spice my chicken up with…Ottolenghi: the cookbook  (by my new favorite cookbook authors!) never disappoints.  They know just how to combine the most interesting spices to
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Cranberry Apple Crisp

November 24th, 2013


Cranberries make their debut in the fall and typically show up someplace on the Thanksgiving menu.  One cup of cranberries contains only 40 calories, but adds a bright hit of flavor to all sorts of dishes AND are packs a nutritional punch.  They are a good source of vitamins C and K as well as a
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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

July 9th, 2013


This is one of my favorite summer salads.  It is simple to make, full of delicious flavor and very versatile.  You can make it with any vegetables you have in the house (I’ve used asparagus, roasted red onions, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes…) and it comes out amazing every time.  This weekend I had a bunch of
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Lemon-Basil Zucchini

June 8th, 2013


Basil is a member of the mint family.  As well as adding delicious flavor to food, fragrant, fresh basil provides a multitude of nutritional benefits.  It is a good source of vitamin K as well as beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant, AND it may help reduce your blood pressure.  Turn it into pesto, add it to
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Raw Kale Salad

May 25th, 2013


I LOVE kale.  It’s beautifully green, full of health benefits and SO versatile!  Kale is a great source of fiber, rich in vitamins A, K and C AND packed with a  generous amount of calcium.  You can turn it into chips…yes chips that your entire family will enjoy!  You can saute it like spinach and
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When life gives you lemons…part 1

April 30th, 2013


This past weekend one of my wonderful next door neighbor dropped off a beautiful Persian lemon from his tree.  He told me that he and and his wife always enjoy all of my recipes and he wanted to see what I would create with it.  It was one of the most gorgeous lemons I have
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