Sides & Salads

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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Broccoli Slaw Chicken Salad

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When you’re in need of a quick lunch or dinner, packaged veggies can be a huge time saver. I frequently get packaged coleslaw and broccoli slaw to save myself a ton of chopping. This recipe is a simple and easy lunch for one, or you could double or triple the recipe to turn it into […]

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Broccoli Bars

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I really do like broccoli. I just don’t like always eating it plain. This recipe is great if you’re looking for a creative way to get in your greens!  The broccoli is not hidden in this recipe, you do taste it…I actually wanted to highlight it. So if you’re wanting a bar that hides the […]

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Thai Curry Chicken Salad

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Anytime I can make a curry out of anything, I’m all game. Some of you on Facebook requested different variations of chicken salad. I thought this was a great idea as chicken salad is such a simple and easy lunch option, but you can run out of variations pretty fast.  For a vegetarian option, I […]

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Healthy Poutine

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Fries, gravy & cheese. Can you really go wrong with that? Poutine is indeed a Canadian thing. It was actually founded in Quebec. Traditionally, its french fries, beef gravy and cheese curds. Instead of using cheese curds, I substituted for part-skim mozza cheese to keep the fat down, and its not like cheese curds are […]

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