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Arugula Mint Pesto

March 31, 2012 Dairy free

small jar of finished arugula mint pesto

This peppery, minty arugula pesto with a hit of lemon whips up quickly and is great for garnishing soup, on fish, or in a sandwich.

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Winter Jewel Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

March 19, 2012 Dairy free

Walnuts, dried cranberries and dates and fresh pear and pomegranate stud this pretty red and green salad. With all the fruit and nuts atop its bed of maché and baby spinach, it fills my craving for sweetness and almost qualifies as dessert

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Kale Edamame Salad

March 6, 2012 Dinner

Dark green and purple kale, red grape tomatoes and pea green edamame are topped with chopped scallions, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, and a creamy tofu-based lemon-herb dressing. Inspired by Trader Joe’s Kale and Edamame Bistro salad, it’s enough for a full lunch.

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Chard, Kale and Fennel Salad with Wild Rice (Emerald City Salad)

February 10, 2012 Dairy free

Chard, kale, fennel, parsley and scallion, tossed with wild rice, dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. make a hearty winter dinner salad good enough for a teenager to eat.

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Healthy Holidays: Quick Dinner Rescue

November 20, 2011 Dinner

To get through the Thanksgiving to Christmas challenge, it’s essential to find quick ways to maintain at least the basics of your health and fitness routine. When busy days make dinner a last-minute, unplanned task, a few “go-to” menus stocked in your fridge and pantry will allow you to serve something reasonably healthy.

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Dinner from the Three Bowl Cookbook

November 18, 2011 Dinner

I’ve been browsing the vegetarian Three Bowl Cookbook, laid out as three-part dinners to match the traditional three bowls of food served to monks in Zen monasteries. The three bowls makes for a helpful menu format producing complete meals. Some of the menus were lacking in protein, though, perhaps due to the fact that Zen cook […]

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