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Hump Day Recipe: Red Quinoa and Pioppini Mushroom Bowl

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Red Quinoa and Pioppini Mushroom Bowl 2 cup cook quinoa 2 cups pioppini (or brown mushrooms) 2 cups Kale flowers (or baby kale) 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil 2 tablespoons fresh chopped Italian parsley 2 eggs – whipped 2 teaspoons toasted pumpkin seeds (or almond slivers) 2 tablespoons grated fresh parmesan cheese…

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Happy Hump Day! Zucchini Grain Bowl

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This is the perfect mid-summer dinner. Light, full of healthy protein and carbohydrates and lots of flavor. It’s a great way to use any leftover cooked quinoa and turn an ordinary salad into an elegant warm yet cool dinner. 2 – 4 servings 1 zucchini — sliced thin on a mandoline (or slice thin with…

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Happy Hump Day: Grilled Naan Pizza

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This is a terrific mid-week easy and fast meal. I use a combination of some type of protein with additional protein from cheese, veggies, and even fresh fruit. The pizzas freeze great and can be thawed in less than 30 minutes. They make an easy on the go lunch. Throw an over-easy egg on top…

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Happy Hump Day! Summer Peach and Goat Cheese Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

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4 Servings Vinaigrette 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar) 1 tablespoons sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar) 1 teaspoon honey Dijon mustard ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt ¼ cup walnut oil ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil In a small bowl, place vinegar, mustard, and sea salt. Let dissolve, about five minutes. Slowly…

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Avocado Salsa

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This is one of my summer favorites. Its fast and easy and makes a delicious next day salad. Enjoy and let me know how it turns out! Make it your own and add other veggies like grilled zucchini, asparagus, or carrots. Makes 6 mini tacos or 3 regular sized ½ lb medium shrimp – peeled,…

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RECIPE: Tuscan Beans with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sautéed Greens

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Tuscan Beans with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sautéed Greens 6 Servings 2 cups uncooked Tuscan white beans — Great Northern or another white bean may be substituted. 1 clove garlic – bruised — lightly hit the clove with the back of your knife. 1 whole bay leaf 2 cups baby turnip greens, medium chopped —…

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Happy Hump Day! Roasted Beets Recipe

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Ingredients 6 red or orange beets 6 tablespoons olive oil 6 teaspoons herb de provence coarse sea salt Directions Preheat oven to 325. Remove tops and leaves from beets and scrub to remove any dirt. Prepare foil in pieces large enough to completely wrap each beet. Place beet in the center of the foil and…

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The Dirty Dozen

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There is a dirty little secret out there and it’s in our food. A growing body of scientific research reveals the threat of pesticides and the impact they have on our health, and the integrity of the earth’s soil and water supply. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) in a nonprofit organization with a commitment to…

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25 Superfoods

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These twenty-five foods are an essential and delicious way to increase your energy and vibrancy, and improve your overall health. All of my recipes incorporate these foods on a regular basis. Many of the foods may be found in my book Your Fit Gourmet, Cooking Secrets for The Overscheduled Woman. Pulse Foods Pulse foods are from…

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Meet Your New Superfood

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South America brings us more than exotically beautiful beaches and textiles; we now can enjoy one of their superfood secrets – Lucuma. Typically used as a sweetener, this superfruit is low on the glycemic index, great source beta carotene, iron, zinc, and vitamin B3. Look for it in your healthy food stores in a powder…

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