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    Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

    There is nothing better than a classic creamy Caesar dressing, it is the perfect combination of creamy, garlicky, cheesy and peppery. With some crisp Romaine and crunchy croutons, you cant beat it. While I love caesar, I know that traditional store bought creamy dressings are not always the healthiest choice. So, Io and behold this better for you creamy caesar dressing. This healthier take on the classic uses Greek yogurt as a base. Packed with protein and low in fat, it not only creates the perfect creamy base but also, adds nutritional value. With the greek yogurt and fresh lemon you will find this caesar dressing to have a light…

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    Quick Chickpea Masala

    Need a super easy, simple meal for meatless Monday? I’ve got you covered with this under 30 minute chickpea masala. During the week the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time cooking. I used to think that if I wanted something healthy and delicious it was going to be time consuming and needed a lot of ingredients, especially if it was vegetarian or vegan. Over the last few years I have come to learn that is entirely, NOT true. This vegan chickpea masala is the prefect example of that. With all of the delicious and aromatic flavors you love in Indian cooking and only 6…

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    Cashew Curry Satay Bowls

    These Cashew Curry Satay Bowls are basically begging to be made all summer long. I know it’s only March, but a girl can dream right? Tender strips of Flank steak are simply marinated in lime, ginger and garlic. Grilled to perfection they top a fresh bowl of Cauliflower rice, shredded red cabbage, shredded carrots and cilantro. Pulling it all together a creamy cashew curry sauce that will keep you coming back for more. This dish is ALL about the sauce. I am not gonna lie I have already made these bowls three times. Not including the recipe testing phase… I can’t help it, they are just SO good and make…

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    Turkey Pho

    Winter is soup season. If you’re like me and live in the snowy Midwest, you quickly learn to accept the fact that once October rolls around you’re in for endless soups, stews and chowders until at least April. This winter in particular has had me craving the comfort of a warm bowl of soup. With endless ups and downs and snow and ice storms one after another it’s nice to know there is a warm bowl of soup waiting for me at the end of the day. So, while the winter weather is still trying to decide if it wants to snow or rain, I’ve been busy in the kitchen…

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    Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Red Cabbage

    Here are a few tips before you move onto the recipe: Make sure the pan is hot before you add anything and don’t be afraid to use high heat! Canola or peanut oil is best because of the higher flash point. PREP, PREP, PREP! Having all your veg, meat and sauce prepped and ready to go in bowls is essential. Once your wok or pan is hot you want to be able to move quickly. Cook your meat in batches. For a nice sear on the meat be careful not to overcrowd the pan. If you do, it will get watery (eww). Stir your stir fry–but not too much. Because you…

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    Turkey Swedish Meatballs (Dairy Free)

    In this dairy free version of Turkey Swedish meatballs, I use cashew cream mixed with chicken stock as the based for the creamy gravy. Often, cashew cream is associated with vegan or vegetarian cooking, but I find that it is a great dairy free alternative for anyone. Not only is it dairy free but compared to dairy cream, cashew cream it is arguably nutritionally superior. While it is still high in calories and fat, cashews are full of healthy fats. 76% of the fat from cashews are a combination of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (the good stuff). On the other hand, the fat in cream is comprised of 62% saturated…

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    Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls

    These Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls are one of the easiest and best dinners ever. My husband was doing a lot of traveling for conferences this summer so he was out of town a lot. I don’t really like cooking just for myself, I don’t know why, but I usually just end up eating some form of eggs and toast. This last time though, I decided to make up at batch of roasted veggies and rice for Buddha bowls. I made it on Monday and ate it the rest of the week for dinner. You would think maybe I would have gotten sick of it, but you’d be wrong. It was…

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    Chinese Five Spice Wings

    There is nothing better than a big tray of crispy, saucy wings to snack on while you watch your favorite football team. In my case, that would be Michigan State Football. But whatever team you root for, these wings will be a win on game day. I have struggled over that last few years to perfect a wing recipe. I wanted one that flavorful, crispy, saucy and oven baked. After much trial and error, I have finally come up with a recipe that I don’t want to change at all.  These wings hit all the criteria. And if I hadn’t told you, you would have never guessed they were gluten-free…

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    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    To be completely honest, I never really liked broccoli cheese soup growing up. My sister always loved it but it never really did much for me. That being said, I don’t ever go out of my way to eat it, let alone make it. The other week, I was in Yosemite camping and hiking with my sister and friends. Being November, it got quite chilly at night and broccoli cheese soup came up in conversation as the soup that everybody LOVED. I was still holding strong to the fact that I had never really liked it. Last week, it snowed for the first time this year and not just a…

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    Garlic and Salted Black Bean Fried Rice

    Fried rice was one of the first real meals I learned to cook. If we ever had a lot of leftover rice, my mom would whip up a batch of egg-fried rice for us for lunches or dinner. It was her way of cleaning out the fridge. Still today, whenever I have a bunch of leftover rice I always make up a big batch of fired rice. It is easy and quick and I can put whatever I want in it. These days I like to load it up with lots of veggies. I also add in garlic and Chinese fermented black beans (or salted black beans). You can find…