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Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon and Pomegranate

I love winter fruits and vegetables. Last week one of my ultra running pals brought me a big stalk of Brussels sprouts. I knew right away I wanted to make some sort of Brussels sprout salad and searched for a couple other winter vegetables or fruits that would brighten it up with some sweetness and […]

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Asian Pasta Salad

My Asian Pasta Salad is one of my go-to recipes when I need a dish that can be prepared in advance and left sitting at room temperature for a few hours without refrigeration. I make this dish for picnics, to bring to work for lunch and most recently at this weekend’s Super Bowl party. This […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad

One of my dearest friends, Nicole, who I love to train and eat with, requested a vegetable side dish that would accompany the ham and pulled pork she was serving at her holiday party.  She asked if I could make some sort of Waldorf style salad that was easy to eat buffet style.   My Roasted […]

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Roasted Corn, String Bean, Tomato and Cucumber Orzo Salad

A great way to encourage children to enjoy eating vegetables is to teach them how to grow their own garden.  Chloe’s and Zachary’s parents built two garden boxes in their back yard, one for each child.  The children planted their first garden in the Spring, watered it diligently and watched with excitement, their garden grow […]

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Tomato, Tomato, Tomato Salad

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! According to WebMD “Eating lots of tomatoes, any way you can, is a great thing. This fruit that acts like a vegetable is loaded with health properties.” I disliked tomatoes as a kid.  I use to pick those tasteless, mushy, slices off of my sandwiches or donate them to my father’s salad […]

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Orange, Fennel and Arugula Salad

Oranges are a wonderful winter fruit that is in season right now.  Several of my friends and neighbors here in Northern California have more oranges growing in their backyard than they know what to do with. Here’s a refreshing and healthy recipe that will give you a reason to use up those oranges.  My Orange, […]

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Salmon Nicoise Salad for Two

This attractive salad is packed with a lot of heart healthy ingredients and requires very little cooking time.   Salmon and sardines are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which research shows can boost heart health, lower triglycerides and may help with rheumatoid arthritis and depression.  Olives and olive oil can help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol, maintain […]

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My Mother’s Chicken Larb

February 1, 2012 was the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day, supporting the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease in women. Both my mother and one of my best friends, Pam are survivors of heart disease. In honor of my mother and Pam, I am wearing red and sharing with you a heart healthy […]

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Beet and Watermelon Salad

This refreshing and mouth watering salad contains nature’s electrolytes.  Both beets and watermelon is a good source of potassium.  In addition watermelon is packed with vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and contains antioxidants. 1 large or 2 medium golden beets.  (Red beets works well too, however I prefer the color contrast of the golden beets.  You […]

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