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Raw Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

April 26, 2012 Salads

This is probably one of the brightest, most colorful salads I’ve eaten. I love how the vivid orange, red and green make this salad seem so cheery. I also love how this salad gives me tons of energy and really fills me up, though it’s super light. My sister says I can’t call it a [...]

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Not Another Boring Potato Salad

May 24, 2011 Side Dishes

To be honest, I’m not crazy about potato salad. Sure, it’s my go-to at potlucks and barbecues that don’t often have many vegetarian options. But for me, it’s hard to get excited about cold, boiled potatoes. And don’t get me started on the gloppy mayonnaise dressing. Am I right? Despite my complaints, I have a [...]

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Charoset

April 23, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

This time of year it’s all chocolate bunnies and jelly beans everywhere you turn. And though I’m a big fan of all things candy and sugar, I simply couldn’t conjure the appetite or insulin production required to feature an intoxicatingly sweet recipe that you might’ve come to expect this time of year. Just when I [...]

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Muffin Top Challenge

April 19, 2011 Breakfast

I know what you’re thinking.   It has nothing to do with that. Let me explain. My sister called me up a few weeks ago and told me she tried VitaTops Muffins. She liked them, but said they were pricey and asked me to create a homemade version that was just as tasty but easier [...]

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Omar’s Honey Nut Granola

April 11, 2011 Breakfast

This recipe a tribute to Omar, my very favorite character from The Wire (the best ever show created for television). Not so long ago, my fiancé and I worked our way through all five riveting and intensely captivating seasons of The Wire and developed a deep fondness for Omar and his penchant for what he [...]

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Coconut, Chocolate, Cherry Granola

March 6, 2011 Breakfast

This may be the best granola I’ve ever eaten. I made it on a whim today, not expecting much, but was truly impressed. Run home and make this right now. I implore you. I’m not kidding, get going! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup pecans (chopped) 1/4 cup flax seeds (optional) 2 tablespoons [...]

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