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Well this is it darlings, our last episode of the salad dressing series.  I decided to focus this {part three} on fruit based salad dressings. These are lovely with a few notes of heat and savory to balance the sweet overtones of the dressings; care should be given to what ingredients you decide to add to the salad.  Remember, the goal...
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  A vinaigrette has evolved in its use over the years to become an essential flavor booster to not only dress salads (their best friends), but to be included in the marinade clique, the sporty sauce group and the snobby fruit juice cheerleaders of freshness. A Vinaigrette Primer A great vinaigrette is rooted in flavor balance...
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While I didn't make specific food related goals for the New Year, I do plan to continue trying to eat healthy, whole foods as much as possible. However, after all the holiday sweets I allowed myself to indulge in last month, I am returning to my healthy meal routine with a renewed vigor! This lightly sweet and crunchy Winter Citrus Salad...
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    It was 5:00 pm., my children and I were comatose starving, slightly lightheaded-bordering on cranky. We needed to eat something before all …well, you know, broke loose!  “Dinner, yes.  Dinner tonight.  What-am-I-making-for-dinner?"   I say as I open my fridge.  “Right, I bought lettuce the other day for a salad....
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  It's official, summer is winding down and we are jam packing our days and evenings with every last bit of adventure and fun in the sun. Which means there isn't a whole lot of time to spend slaving away in the kitchen. Thank goodness for quick and easy summer salads. Besides, with all the bounty from your garden (or... your neighbors) you...
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While strolling through my local farmer’s market I found myself gathering ingredients to make a fresh, garden-inspired fruity salsa. But, I remembered I had a head of lettuce that absolutely needed to be used or it would rot a slow, slimy death in my crisper - ‘cause who knows when I would think of it again?  So, I changed my mind from making...
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 I am so thrilled to be welcoming a fabulous guest today who will be sharing something that *I* have really needed to learn more about - clean eating! I am a junk food junkie and I feel awful more days than not. Reading these tips have me motivated to change my diet and to start looking and feeling better in no time! Take it away, Jen! I...
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Peas and carrots, carrots and peas –put this together with a baked honey ham and you’ve created classic American goodness.  For this week, I wanted to take these traditional flavors, put an elegant spin on them and create a new side dish that is daring and full of American swank. I began with purple carrots and shallots from my...
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03.11.13 Citrus Bliss
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In Arizona, I grew up surrounded by miles of citrus trees; this time of year always makes me think of the fragrant blossoms that would perfume the perfectly cool evenings with their lovely floral scent. I now live in a cooler climate, but am growing citrus trees in my kitchen non-the-less.  My kitchen this winter has been heavenly as all my...
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by  |  posted under Beauty, Beverages, Fitness and Healthy Living, New Years, Recipes, Salads, Sides, Snacks
Did you know that, in 2012, 3 of the top 5 resolutions made were: Lose Weight Be Fit and Healthy Enjoy Life to the Fullest The 5 tips in this post can certainly help you accomplish all three when applied to your weekly routine.  Better still, practice one or more of the ideas on a daily basis and you're well on your way to a healthier,...
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