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Pear, Fig, Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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…that’s also wrapped in bacon! But I couldn’t quite squeeze that into the title. While the bacon is totally optional, it tastes so good with it! Have I mentioned how much I love fall and winter food? For a comfort food fan like myself, its the best time of year for food. Hearty meals that […]

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Asian Marinated Chicken Thighs

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Sometimes chicken thighs get a bad rap, as they’re “dark” meat. I think its assumed that they are high in fat. But they really aren’t, and some fat in your diet is good for you, and studies are starting to prove that a diet too low in fat is not beneficial for us.  Its all […]

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Healthy Crab Tarts

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Creamy dips and appetizers are always the hit at any party. (Um, hello hot spinach and artichoke dip!) I mean, what’s not to love. Gooey, creamy dips and spreads are at every holiday function. Coming up with healthy appetizers is tough. Fruit and veggies simply don’t cut it. While they are great things to have […]

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Black Bean Summer Salad

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Sometimes the best things are created from what you have on hand. This was the case when I made this delicious salad. I wanted to make a quick salad for lunch, but didn’t want it to be lettuce based. I always have some canned beans on hand, and I love black beans because they taste […]

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

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Vegetarian doesn’t mean boring, and this Roasted Vegetable Quinoa proves it.  There are some bright and fresh flavors in this dish, and its great served warm, room temperature, or cold. Its a perfect potluck dish as it makes a hefty batch (10 cups), but if that’s too much, you can easily halve the recipe. There […]

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Coconut Shrimp

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We used to go this seafood restaurant and they had Coconut Shrimp on their menu. Even when I was a kid, it was something I would order every time.  I know it must’ve been fried, and they served it with a sweet sauce. Everyone at the table loved them, it was just one of those […]

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