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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 and […]

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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 ingredients. […]

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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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