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Fiesta Kale Salad

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Just a few years ago, kale was a background decoration on the local salad bar, now it’s the trendiest food to ever hit the market. Everyone is singing its praises – from doctors to chefs to farmers to athletes. It’s a nutritional powerhouse, tastes great, costs very little, packs a punch of fiber and is easy to grow. So why …

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Buffalo Potato Salad

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Summer means picnics, and what picnic or backyard gathering is complete without potato salad? We say it’s time for a makeover for this family classic! Spice things up with this recipe – which adds  heat via buffalo sauce and savory complexity from miso paste. Fresh veggies keep the crunch, as do pepitas. You may need to read a few bottles …

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Spicy Broccoli Chickpea Salad

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Sometimes you just need to get food on the table fast. Cuz it’s late and you just got in; or because you have a spouse or child that needs fed; maybe you’re just hungry! This recipe comes together in only a few minutes. You honestly can’t get delivery faster than you can get this hearty, flavorful chickpea salad on the …

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

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You say tabouli, I say tabbouleh. It’s still parsley salad, no matter how you spell it. This vegetarian dish is traditional regional fare from the Middle East, dating back to middle ages origins. Typically, it is made with bulgur wheat, parsley, onions, mint and tomatoes, with a dressing of lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Different countries and areas make it …

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Salad on the Grill

In Recipes, Salads & Soups by John Robinette2 Comments

    When my little brother, Chris, taught me this during our annual brothers’ camping trip, I was blown away! So simple, so creative, so tasty! Since then, I’ve since seen grilled romaine hearts at restaurants. And why not? It is simply the best salad there is!     Ingredients 2 romaine heads with outer leaves removed, or romaine hearts 2 …

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Spicy Radish Salad

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The beginning of local Famer’s Markets is almost like a cause for celebration in our household. At last – fresh food! Those vibrant shades of green, yellow and red spilling across vendors’ tables almost makes my heart sing. Late April doesn’t bring a huge variety of produce, but you can count on a few early-bloomers, like baby greens and radishes. …

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Winter Vegetable Soup

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This winter vegetable soup is chock full of veggies and has some kick! I discovered it years ago when participating in a recipe exchange. It’s a great way to use winter vegetables and you can serve it pureed or not. If you opt to puree, you can’t even tell which vegetables are in it (which makes it perfect for kids …

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Tater Soup

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I discovered this potato soup recipe in the cookbook Simply in Season Children’s Cookbook which I picked up at at Ten Thousand Villages while shopping for gifts this past holiday season. I bought it as a gift for our boys thinking I might get them a bit more interested in cooking. I knew it was a long shot and figured …

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Spicy Broccoli Rosemary Soup

In Recipes, Salads & Soups, Winter Soup by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl6 Comments

  When it’s chilly out, nothing warms you up like a bowl of hot soup! In the winter, we love using broccoli – and I mean all of the broccoli. Too often, the stems of this tasty, nutritious veggie are discarded. But why waste food? Just peel the stems – which are packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium – …

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Chickpea Detox Salad

In Recipes, Salads & Soups by Lori Hill1 Comment

  I discovered this recipe on green living. It comes from Joy McCarthy and was also featured in her book JOYOUS HEALTH: Eat & Live Well without Dieting. It is light and tasty and my husband John and I both give it high marks. It’s got some kick and while we like spicy food, we’d adjust the amount of cayenne …