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Fig Couscous Salad

Fig Couscous Salad

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With arugula, walnuts, goat cheese & lemon vinaigrette, this fig couscous salad is beautiful and filling whether served as a salad or side. There are a couple fruits that I get over-the-top excited, borderline crazy

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 handfuls baby arugula
Beet Grilled Cheese

Beet Grilled Cheese

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From kindergarten through the beginning of my adult working life, Monday through Friday, lunch was always a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with carrot sticks.  The repetition never bothered me. There are few combinations as perfect as the PBJ.

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Ingredients
  • 5-6 medium red and yellow beets, greens removed and reserved for another use
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices crusty bread
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful arugula