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Acorn Squash Quesadillas 2

Acorn Squash and Black Bean Quesadillas

October 21, 2014 - 9:24 am in Recipes
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Colorful farmer’s market and grocery store displays make it clear that we are well into pumpkin season. And along with pumpkins come all the other varieties of squash to enjoy in countless ways. Winter squash are not only satisfying and comforting in recipes…

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Healthy Snack On-The-Go: Tropical Fruit & Nut Bars

September 8, 2014 - 9:35 am in Recipes
Healthy Snack On-The-Go: Tropical Fruit & Nut Bars
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About three years ago, I got stuck in an elevator on my way out for lunch for over two hours with eleven other people. Two takeaways. 1) One, never get…

veggie flautas

Delightful Veggie Flautas with Salsa Verde

September 4, 2014 - 10:02 am in Recipes
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“Flauta” is Spanish for flute and also the shape for rolled-up tortillas that are traditionally filled with a mixture of shredded chicken, beef, or…

Spicy Cilantro Pesto 1

Spicy Cilantro Pesto

August 26, 2014 - 10:13 am in Condiments, Recipes
Spicy Cilantro Pesto
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Traditional pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, parmesan or pecorino cheese, pine nuts and olive oil used in Italian cuisine that plays well with pasta and gnocchi. Here, we're replacing the basil with its leafy amigo cilantro, skipping…

Confetti Lentil Salad 2

Heart Healthy and Delicious Lentils

August 8, 2014 - 10:23 am in Recipes
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Out of all the ingredients in my pantry, I consider lentils a super star ingredient. Like other legumes, such as beans, lentils are an excellent source of dietary fiber with 16 grams per cup.  You may have also heard that lentils are good for the heart. That’s…