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Creamy Butternut Squash & Kale Pasta Bake

Cold weather has arrived and Thanksgiving is near, which means we’re headed full speed into holiday season! I don’t know about you, but I have been sieving through recipe blogs and magazines for holiday recipe inspiration. (Let’s be real, I do this all year round.) But no matter how busy I am, there’s something about the … Continue reading

Honey Balsamic-Glazed Mahi Mahi

Makes: 4-5 fillets  Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1.2 pounds mahi mahi fillets 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard 1 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons agave syrup or honey Directions: Whisk mustard, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and agave syrup together in a small bowl. Place mahi … Continue reading

Southwest Quinoa Grain Salad

Southwest Quinoa Grain Salad   Makes: 8 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 ½ cups quinoa, dry 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed well 1 (15-ounce) can corn, rinsed well 2 medium red bell peppers, diced (~2 cups) 1 medium red onion, diced (~1-1 ½ cups) ½ cup extra virgin … Continue reading

A Review of Mark Bittman’s Lecture “The Future of Food”

We’re still celebrating National Nutrition Month and in doing so, our meals should be focused on well-balanced nutrition! That means including as many of the five main food groups as you can in each meal with emphasis on plant foods. I attended a lecture last week by Mark Bittman, New York Times food columnist and … Continue reading

Adobo Shrimp with Grain Salad

Makes: 5 Servings Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 2 pounds jumbo shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined 1½ cups dry quinoa (or rice, if preferred) ½ cup red pepper, diced ¼ cup red onion, diced ¼ cup scallion, chopped 1 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped 2 limes, juiced Adobo spice 2 tablespoons extra-virgin … Continue reading

Blueberry Tea Smoothie

Makes: 2 Servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 (6-ounce) container nonfat Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla ¾ cup cold tea (preferably unsweetened green or white tea) ¾ cup blueberries, frozen, unsweetened ½ cup ice cubes ¼ cup orange juice 1½ tablespoons honey Directions: Allow blueberries to defrost for about 15-20 … Continue reading

Spiced Grapefruit Brulee

  Makes: 3 servings (2 slices each) Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 large grapefruits 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon light butter, unsalted and softened 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier liqueur ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions: Preheat broiler. Use a knife to remove the … Continue reading

Chicken Tzatziki Pitas

Makes: 4 Pitas Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: ~50 minutes Ingredients: 1¼ pounds boneless chicken breasts 7 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt 4 large whole-wheat pita pockets 3 cups red cabbage, shredded 1 cup seedless cucumber, diced thin 1 lemon, juiced ½ tablespoon fresh dill 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon minced … Continue reading

Clementine Chutney

Makes: 2 cups (or about 8, ¼ cup servings) Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients: ½ cup apple, diced ¼ cup red pepper, diced ½ cup yellow onion, diced 3-4 clementines, peeled, halved horizontally and segmented 1 whole Chile pepper, dried, chopped fine 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons honey ½ … Continue reading

Savory Potato Kugel with Crispy Shallots

Adapted from Big Girls, Small Kitchen recipe for Potato Kugel with Sauteed Shallots Prep: 30 minutes Total: 90 minutes Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: 4 shallots, thinly sliced 4 medium russet potatoes 1 large onion 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 apples 1 tablespoon fresh sage, roughly … Continue reading