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  • Tasty hummus with Greek olives and roasted red peppers is easy to make, and full of fiber, protein and iron. A delicious powerhouse of nutrients on a chip!

Recipe: Hummus with Greek Olives and Roasted Red Peppers

Hummus is one of my very favorite appetizers. Served with carrots or delicious homemade sprouted tortilla chips, hummus is a savory and nutritious treat! It also doubles well as lunch... hummus, sprouts, tomato, and cucumber on a homemade gluten free pita pocket makes a wonderful sandwich! Benefits of Garbanzo Beans A little research into the [...]

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  • Jasmine rice simmered in tangy lemon, savory rosemary and chicken stock. Delicious with grilled chicken!

Recipe: Greek Lemon Rice

Greek lemon rice is a wonderful side dish that adds flavor and elegance to your meal. It pairs perfectly with grilled beef, chicken or kebabs and it really isn't much harder than cooking a pot of plain rice! I found this recipe at SparkRecipes.com and played with it just a touch to get the flavor [...]

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  • Perfect deviled eggs are easy to make, and an excellent source of protein. They are also a pretty appetizer or snack, dressing up your table!

Recipe: Perfect Deviled Eggs

It's the Monday after Easter, and you're looking at a pile of brightly colored hard-boiled eggs that look a little worse for the wear. Time to recycle! Deviled eggs are a wonderful treat any time of year, and they're easy to make. In addition to that, they're a great source of protein and, when made [...]

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  • Try these BBQ crispy green bean snacks...a great alternative to junk food snacking!

Recipe: BBQ Flavor Crispy Green Bean Snacks

When it comes to junk food, I'm a sucker for salty snacks. If I get hit with a sudden craving for something unhealthy, it's not usually something in the candy, cookie, or ice cream aisle...what's usually calling my names is a bag of salty, greasy, MSG-laden chips. And when it comes to portion control, the [...]

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  • Delicious roasted beets with balsamic glaze is easy and so flavorful. Tender beets tossed with tangy glaze and orange zest make a beautiful, healthy side.

Recipe: Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze

Sometimes it's nice to have a really pretty side dish...a really pretty side dish that's delicious and action-packed with nutrients! Beets are one of my favorite root vegetables. They have such an intense, wonderful color and their delicious flavor is so unique. Like many vegetables, however, beets have gotten a bit of a bad reputation. [...]

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  • Try these easy Roasted Radishes and Carrots with Turmeric, lemon juice, and grape seed oil. A unique side dish! Radishes aren't just for salads anymore.

Recipe: Roasted Radishes and Carrots with Turmeric

Radishes are great in a salad, but have you tried them roasted? Roasted radishes have a much milder flavor, and cooking them gives them a soft, almost creamy texture. Paired with some baby carrots and tossed with lemon juice, spices and grape seed oil, radishes make a unique and flavorful side dish! I have to [...]

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  • Savory stuffed mushrooms...four simple ingredients, one great appetizer!

Recipe: Savory Stuffed Mushrooms

Looking for a fast but memorable appetizer?  Perfect for an office party, a holiday get-together or just something to snack on before dinner, these savory stuffed mushrooms need just four simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep time. Don't let the ease of operation fool you, though...these little mushrooms will leave a big impression [...]

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  • Make your own all-natural, organic applesauce! One simple ingredient: Apples. So good and so easy!

Recipe: All Natural, Organic Applesauce

In our neck of the woods, this time of year is apple season.  Walking through our neighborhood, we pass by trees loaded with ripe apples...apples hanging on branches, apples peppering the ground under the trees.  Many people have fruit trees but don't use the fruit. Have you ever thought of asking a neighbor if they'd [...]

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  • Homemade sprouted tortilla chips featuring five favorite dips!

Recipe: Homemade sprouted tortilla chips fried in healthy coconut oil

Homemade sprouted tortilla chips that have been fried in coconut oil are perhaps one of the rays of sunshine on those days where real food seems hard. That's because things like crackers and chips were my favorite way to consume my calories before I gave up processed foods. I spent most of my college days [...]

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  • The best fruit salad using only REAL food. Plus there's a dairy free option, too! Awesome.

Recipe: The Best Fruit Salad (with Dairy Free option)

This year for Thanksgiving I was put in charge of the fruit salad. And I'm not going to lie, I wasn't thrilled. Of course, you should realize that by "fruit salad" what my family was really requesting was the typical S.A.D. version that uses hydrogenated oils (aka: Cool Whip) stuffed full of stale high-fructose-corn-syrup-laden mini marshmallows. [...]

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  • Here is a delicious and easy mango salsa recipe with some tips on choosing the best mango, too! Enjoy mango salsa topped on homemade tortilla chips. Yum!

Recipe: Mango Salsa

As we start to move toward the end of summer I find myself really wanting to savor bright, summery flavors. Enter: Mango Salsa. This is a great little recipe that is tasty on some homemade tortilla chips. Of course, you could just eat it by the spoonful (not that I have ever done that). Choosing [...]

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  • Sure you can buy guacamole at the store. But why would you? Homemade guacamole is easy, delicious, and nutritious. Check out this recipe!

Recipe: Garden fresh homemade guacamole

Homemade guacamole. Is there anything quite as satisfying? I'm not sure. Something about the creamy avocado, the burst of flavor from the tomatoes, and the simple spices to give a little kick... it's just so satisfying. This easy homemade guacamole recipe is great for dips, tacos, fajitas, or even on a sandwich. Be sure to [...]

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Recipe: Sprouted Whole Wheat Biscuits

“mmmmmm... biscuits.” During my freshmen year of college, some of my favorite women met up at a local restaurant for breakfast. Each ordered a massive meal with things like pancakes, French toast, sausage, and eggs. When it came my turn to order I said, "I'll just have a biscuit." I didn’t think anything of it. [...]

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