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Sweet Potato Skins

Sweet Potato Skins

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Appetizer, gameday snack or even dinner, these Vegetarian Sweet Potato Skins are filled with spinach, black beans, salsa and a little cheese. I consider myself to be a professional snacker. As much as I try

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Ingredients
  • 5 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly, white and green parts separated
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons salsa plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup black beans
Zucchini Corn Salad

Zucchini Corn Salad

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I went a little overboard at the grocery yesterday. No surprise. My cart was filled to the brim per usual. By the time I get to the check out I have a slight feeling of

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Ingredients
  • 3 medium zucchini, trimmed, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 3 corn cobs, shucked
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ounce Parmesan, finely shredded
Tomato Beet Salad

Tomato Beet Salad

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As hard as I try, I can’t seem to turn off the oven during the summer. Don’t get me wrong. I do love raw veggies, but sometimes I like to combine the cooked and the

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Ingredients
  • For beets
  • 3-4 Chioggia beets
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • For vinaigrette
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese and Figs

Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese and Figs

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Infused with rosemary and topped with arugula, Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese and Figs on toasted baguette slices make a simple sharable appetizer. A few months ago I tried to have my groceries delivered, but it just

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Ingredients
  • For honey-whipped goat cheese
  • 4 ounces goat cheese at room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Peach Tomato Salad

Peach Tomato Salad

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Stone fruit season hasn’t quite hit the Midwest yet. I am impatiently waiting. For now, I go to the grocery to satisfy my stone fruit fix. There is just something more special about getting them

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Ingredients
  • For marinated tomatoes
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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I take gluten very seriously, but not in an “I can’t eat it” kind of way. It’s the complete opposite. I can’t get enough! Carbs are my main food group. When I tell people that,

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/4 pounds cauliflower florets, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Citrus Salad with Smoked Almonds & Goat Cheese

Citrus Salad with Smoked Almonds & Goat Cheese

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A few days ago when I opened the cupboard and I had to duck to avoid being hit in the head by a bear-shaped bottle filled with honey, I knew it was time to do

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Ingredients
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 cara cara orange
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
Truffle Parmesan Popcorn

Truffle Parmesan Popcorn

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I spent Sunday night wearing a pair of fuzzy slippers in hopes of comforting my aching feet. The weekend was busy with my office holiday party and a wedding. At both events I found myself

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper