Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce

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I’m going to cut right to it. These are fantastic. And it’s not every day that I’d say such a thing about a turkey burger. Because most often, when I choose to use turkey, I’m substituting it for beef. Either ground turkey has gone on sale at the market or Pinterest has persuaded me—whichever happens…

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Lightened Up Parsley Walnut Pesto


Whir this in your blender tonight, if you can. Then spoon it onto pan-seared salmon or chicken. Crumble a block of feta cheese with your fingers, and scatter a handful over the top. Serve it at your table, surrounded by everyone you know and love.   Parsley Walnut Pesto makes 6 servings 1/4 cup yogurt…

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Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Doughnuts

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I think it says a great deal about me that the word ‘doughnut’ appears in my memoir a whopping 28 times. My editor– bless her sweet literary heart–cringed at nearly every mention, noticing that I’d chosen to drop the ‘ugh’ and spell it more colloquially, ‘donut.’ It wasn’t until I’d read through all of her…

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Beef and Lentil Sloppy Joes

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Years ago, I dabbled in lentils. Indian spiced lentils, lentil burgers, lentil chili…all lentils all the time. One of my favorite recipes at the time was for “Snobby Joes,” or, sloppy joes made with lentils in place of ground beef. They were–they are–fantastic. Smoky and sweet and comforting while also remaining healthy and vegetarian. If…

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Lightened Up Pad Thai for Two

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I am obsessed. Like, completely, overwhelmingly, not-gonna-stop-unless-you-make-me-and-even-then-it’s-iffy. I’ve been making this one meal everyday for…oh, I don’t know…ten days? Help me. **Note that this recipe isn’t authentic. It’s simply a quick, easy meal to throw together that tastes a bit like pad Thai, with thin strands of cabbage serving as the noodles. It’s so delicious…

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