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Grilled Corn and Avocado with Cilantro Pesto

Grilled Corn and Avocado with Cilantro Pesto

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Looking for a way to celebrate corn season, try grilled corn and avocado with cilantro pesto. Serve it as a side or a salad with or without tortilla chips. Sharing comes pretty easy when you

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Ingredients
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • 1-1/2 cups packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 ears corn, shucked
Quinoa Taco Salad

Quinoa Taco Salad

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Looking for a way to use crumbled tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag? Try a quinoa taco salad with corn, black beans, peppers and cilantro vinaigrette. There’s one thing that pretty much all

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Ingredients
  • For grilled corn
  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • For quinoa
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Vegan Kale Arugula Pesto

Vegan Kale Arugula Pesto

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No need for herbs in this vegan kale arugula pesto with lemon juice, walnuts and nutritional yeast. Use it on anything from pasta to pizza to roasted veggies. I like to keep at least one

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Ingredients
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1-1/2 cups packed chopped kale
  • 1 cup packed arugula
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Spinach Artichoke Pizza

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Taking inspiration from the classic dip, this spinach artichoke pizza is topped with spinach pesto that’s a mix of parsley, Parmesan and walnuts. I have no official statistics or research, but I bet the Super

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl
  • 1 cup bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • Cornmeal for pizza stone
Millet Salad with Grapefruit Olives and Chickpeas

Millet Salad with Grapefruit Olives and Chickpeas

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Quinoa is always the supergrain in the spotlight, but try giving millet a chance with this millet salad with grapefruit, olives and chickpeas. The bulk department is such a distraction for me at the grocery

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Ingredients
  • For chickpeas
  • 1-15 ounce cans chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Oven-Baked Beet Chips

Oven-Baked Beet Chips

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For a healthy, crispy snack, toss oven-baked beet chips in flaky sea salt, black pepper and lots of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme and chives. There’s been more snacking than usual lately, and I like

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Ingredients
  • 5-6 medium assorted beets (red, yellow & Chioggia)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • Flaky sea salt for serving
  • Chopped fresh herbs for serving (rosemary, thyme, parsley, cilantro, chives)
Rosemary Fougasse

Rosemary Fougasse

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This fern-like rosemary fougasse only looks fancy. It’s easy to bake and is the perfect tear and share bread to serve your guests. There’s no excuse for why I didn’t discover the absolute delight that

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for oiling bowl and brushing bread
  • 2 cups bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt
Braided Cranberry Fig Rolls

Braided Cranberry Fig Rolls

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Brie adds a savory note to balance the sweetness of the jam in these Braided Cranberry Fig Rolls. They are sprinkled with rosemary and sea salt. This post is sponsored by Calphalon. So far the

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 1-1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 packet dry active yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for bowl
  • 2 cups bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

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Roasted squash, parsley walnut pesto and arugula are the star toppings on this roasted butternut squash pizza, which is an ode to fall/winter feasting. Sometimes I avoid butternut squash, but it has nothing to do

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl
  • 3/4 cup bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • Cornmeal for pizza stone
Grilled Pizza with Caviar and Smoked Salmon

Grilled Pizza with Caviar and Smoked Salmon

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Looking for a special, almost decadent, weekend brunch dish with a twist? Try this super fancy grilled pizza with caviar and smoked salmon. This post is sponsored by Petrossian. My thoughtful, kind husband is already

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Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound homemade or store-bought pizza dough
  • Flour for work surface
  • 1/3 cup crème fraiche
  • 3 ounces Petrossian Classic Sliced Smoked Salmon, torn into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Petrossian Daurenki Caviar
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onions
  • 1 teaspoon Petrossian TALISMAN Liquid Caviar
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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Tuck fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage in between the thin slices of these hasselback sweet potatoes for a beautiful and easy side. When the clock struck 5:00 p.m. last Monday, I kind

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Ingredients
  • 4-6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary plus more for serving
  • Flaky sea salt for serving
Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Quinoa

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Quinoa

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Scallions, crumbled goat cheese, chopped pistachios, sunflower seeds, chives and mint are the finishing touches in this butternut squash & cauliflower quinoa. Last weekend I gave Thanksgiving a practice run. I roasted a dry-rubbed turkey, baked

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Ingredients
  • For quinoa
  • 2 cups peeled & cubed butternut squash
  • 1 pound cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper  
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup tri-color quinoa