What does it mean to eat a balanced breakfast? In my book, I try to achieve balance by including protein, complex carbs and heart-healthy fats into one meal with an emphasis on food that are also packed with vitamins and minerals. In the case of today’s recipe, sweet potato breakfast hash, here is how it…

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I simply adore chicken salad. It’s simple to make, it’s refreshing and it can be served in so many different ways that it never, ever gets boring. In this fall-inspired version, I use walnuts or pecans, unsweetened dried cranberries, honeycrisp apples, celery and shredded rotisserie chicken. There are so many ways to use rotisserie chicken…

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Gosh, I simply cannot think of a better way to celebrate the start of fall than this plant-based, spice-heavy lentil soup. Even if you’re a meat eater, I think you’ll enjoy a piping hot bowl of it… It all starts with delightful aromatics, like onion, carrot and garlic sauteed in olive oil. Then, we add…

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Cooking fish and seafood can often seem intimidating, but I’ve got a fool proof method for cooking THE BEST grilled scallops! They’re fast, easy and melt-in-your-mouth, so go ahead and read on for all my best scallop-cooking tips. Step 1 – If you’re using fresh scallops, remove them from the package and thoroughly dry them…

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Do you have loads of cucumbers popping up in your garden? Did you visit the farmer’s market and grab a big bag of cucumbers? If you said yes to either of these questions, then boy do I have the recipe for you! Perhaps you have a family favorite cucumber salad recipe in your back pocket,…

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Waffles! Did I specifically plan to post a pancake recipe followed by a waffle recipe? Why yes, I did! I love breakfast food and I’m guessing you do, too. Many traditional pancake and waffle recipes are made with refined white flour, which may taste awesome, but doesn’t provide us with much nutrition. That’s why I…

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What are your favorite summer foods? From all of the recipes I’ve posted now, I’m sure you can tell I am a lover of all the berries. I also know many of us are trying to find ways to fit in more dark leafy green veggies (they’re uber-nutritious!), so why not combine the two in…

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Peaches! One of my very favorite fruits of summer. And while I usually eat them by the bushel or in a light dessert, it’s also fun to use them in savory recipes like this Sauteed Cod with Peach Avocado Salad! The salad is a delightful mix of diced fresh peaches (with the skins on, because,…

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Zucchini and summer squash are starting to pop up in the garden, and like most summers, they tend to take over, providing me with more squash than I can handle. So, I’m always looking for new and fun ways to use the veggie. Which is how this Summer Veggie Frittata was born. There are several…

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Guess what we’re making today? An oldie but a total goodie! I don’t know about you, but three bean salad is pretty much a staple in our household, and has been my entire life. I’ve had it a few different ways, with small adjustments to the dressing and salad contents, but overall, it’s generally a…

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