Recipes

Layered Beet and Carrot Salad – Healthy as it is Beautiful

Layered Beet and Carrot Salad

Layered Beet and Carrot Salad is a colorful salad that is as healthy as it is beautiful. The bright colors of the beets and carrots help provide powerful antioxidants for your body. Paired with the natural probiotics in the yogurt, you have a showstopper salad with plenty of health benefits.  And it is pretty tasty…

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Japanese Pickled Cabbage – A Quick Pickle

Japanese pickled cabbage

Japanese Pickled Cabbage is a salad/condiment served alongside meals in Japan. This is a quick pickle, with the vegetables sitting in the brine for just a few hours to pull out some water and infuse them with flavor before serving. Cabbage is the star here. Napa or white cabbage would traditionally be used, but it…

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Caramelized Balsamic Shallots – a Simple Condiment

Caramelized Balsamic Shallots

Caramelized Balsamic Shallots is a simple condiment that is great on top of canapes, smeared on a sandwich, or served alongside a cheese or charcuterie tray.  The flavor profile of Caramelized Balsamic Shallots is so complex, so interesting. Any hint of sharpness is gone, and instead, you get this wonderful, creamy sweetness. It’s like magic!…

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12 Fruit and Vegetable-Based Dips to Help You Snack Healthy

12 Fruit and Vegetable Based Dips

With these 12 Fruit and Vegetable-Based Dips, you can skip the boring store-bought dips and make your own healthier versions for daily snacking or your next party. When people start eating healthier, they often find healthy snacking is a challenge. Chips and premade dips are inexpensive, readily available, and require no work other than opening…

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Spicy Garlic Cucumber Salad – Stay Cool and Hydrated

Spicy Garlic Cucumber Salad

Spicy Garlic Cucumber Salad is a great way to stay cool and hydrated in the summer heat. Enjoy it as a side salad or add leftover steak, chicken, shrimp, etc., to make a complete meal. Eating spicy foods sends signals to your brain that you are too hot, so a cooling response (perspiration) is triggered…

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Cold Cucumber Basil Soup – Refreshing During the Summer Heat

Cucumber Basil Soup

Cold Cucumber Basil Soup is a simple blender soup that is so refreshing during the summer heat. No cooking, just toss some fresh ingredients in a blender or food processor and enjoy. This summer soup uses the classic Mediterranean combination of cucumbers and yogurt, with some onions, chives, and basil for extra flavor. Cucumbers are…

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Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce – Versatile and Healthy

Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce

Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce is an easy creamy sauce for meat or fish, a salad dressing, or a dip depending on how thick you want to make it. Creamy Cilantro is a wonderfully healthy herb. It can help lower blood sugar, which is great for most people, but diabetics should be aware of overconsumption. It…

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Beet Hummus – High In Nutrition, Fiber, and Protein

beet hummus

This easy organic Beet Hummus recipe whips up in 5 minutes and makes a lovely and healthy dip for vegetable sticks or chips or any other way you enjoy your hummus. The beets are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese, add to that some fiber and protein in the chickpeas plus healthy fat from the…

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Freeze your Harvest to Enjoy Later – Use the Abundance

Freeze your Harvest

Sometimes you have an abundance of fruits and vegetables and maybe concerned that you can’t eat it all before it goes bad. Instead of just tossing it into the compost pile, freeze your harvest to enjoy later. In my freezer right now, I have chopped peppers to toss into soups or stir-fries, grated summer squash…

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