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Category Archives: Side Dish

Mardi Gras Black Eyed Pea Salad – Awesome Creole crunch for any day of the year!

I made this salad for a Fat-Tuesday-On-A-Friday Night Big Easy feast this past weekend and it was a total hit!I thought it was worth sharing with you! I wanted something fresh and healthy to go along with a rich meal of seafood, chicken and sausage gumbo (healthified as it can get) 😉 along with shrimp […]

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Unprocessed Mexican Inspired Spice Blend – Alternative To The Mexican Foil Packet Spices

Many of us may have these in our cupboards. Look at the ingredient list. Now throw them away. 🙂 Instead, keep these ingredients on hand to add even more delicious flavor to all of your favorite Mexican dishes! For every packet use this instead: 2 tsp chili powder (whole ground chili powder, look at the […]

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One Of My Favorite Easy, Fresh Side Dishes: How To Make A Quick And Healthy Succotash

This is one of my favorite complete side dishes, or even vegan entree. This delicious, easy one-pot, quick sauteed dish stands alone – complex carb AND vegetable in one! I like to serve it up by topping with a beautiful seared wild salmon fillet or grilled chicken/pork/steak, it is a personal chef client favorite request. […]

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Fresh corn on the cob? Try this!

Mmmm fresh corn on the cob. One of my favorite things about summer. This was our yummy dinner the other night – fresh roasted corn and vegetables picked just a couple of hours before, down the road at First Light Farms, simply stir fried. Here is how to prepare the corn in my new favorite […]

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Grilled Salmon, Potato and Asparagus Salad with Homemade Caesar Dressing

Making your own homemade Caesar salad dressing may sound like a hard task but it really isn’t! A couple of minutes mashing up a few ingredients you should have on hand (well, maybe not the anchovies but I HIGHLY recommend keeping a tube of this around – it keeps forever) and you have one of […]

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Ceviche recipe – the first recipe inspired by my week in Sayulita, Mexico!

I’ve shared a ceviche recipe before, but I believe I have perfected upon the perfect thanks to my week of food adventures in Sayulita, Mexico. I wrote this post for my guest blog post for Girl Power Hour – check it out here!  Salud! P.S. Have you subscribed to my blog yet? I’ll send you […]

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My Favorite Hummus Recipe And A Fabulous Lunch That Satisfies!

This is my yummy lunch today, thought it was so pretty it deserved a picture!   I also wanted to share my hummus recipe because it is so darn easy and delicious. (Update – as of this time, months after posting, I have received feedback from countless people that have told me this is the […]

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Garden Of Eatin’: Playing With Your Food

These are some cute ideas for ways to jazz up your kids snacks! When my kids were smaller I used to do these fun kinds of displays with their food to make eating healthy more fun! These are really easy to do and only take a few minutes. Give them a shot or share with […]

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Date Night Dilemma – How To Make A Date Night Dinner At Home Special AND Healthy!

Whether you’ve been with your love for years or just starting to get to know someone better, preparing a meal at home for someone special is a wonderful gesture. Having a meal at home allows you to have, and give, full attention to that special person as well as allowing yourselves to get a bit […]

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Healthified – And Protein Packed – Tuna Salad

Canned tuna is something a lot of us keep on hand for convenient lunches and snacks. It is cheap, protein packed (a 5 oz can of water packed chunk light tuna is about 100 calories and has 26 grams of protein and about 1 gram of fat) and easy to prepare. Do you ever get […]

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