Pistachio Peach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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This is the summery mix I made last week for Mom. Since then, it has quickly become my new favorite salad. Sweet ripe peaches, grilled chicken, salty pistachios, creamy goat cheese, and a homemade honey vinaigrette. Enjoy!   PrintPistachio Peach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Yield: 4 Servings IngredientsFor the honey vinaigrette: ¼ cup apple cider vinegar…

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Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Salad

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I would love to say that I was feeling especially patriotic while making this salad, but really? I was thinking about Panera. My friend and I ate there a few days ago, following our usual business meetings: TJ Maxx, coffee, Target, Nordstrom Rack…you get the idea. It’s vigorous—not for the faint of blood sugar. By…

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Arugula Avocado Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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OK, I admit it; this recipe is simple. It’s light, too, and that whole fluffy-puffy-pile-of-greens state of existence is just generally not for me, because my salads? They rarely weigh less than, oh I don’t know, say, a half-pound cheeseburger? Just a guess. So this fairly dainty plateful is a far cry from the norm….

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Minted Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Feta

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This easy orzo salad is one of my all-time favorite side dishes and it’s also one of my most-requested. It requires such minimal effort, but the results are seriously impressive. The mint and feta surprise you and make each bite interesting. You’ll love the way they pair with the bright lemon vinaigrette. Next time you want…

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Low Calorie Low Carb Spaghetti Alternative

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To start, this is not pasta and will not ever be pasta. It is lovely and light and beautifully summertime, but really- there’s no fooling ourselves in the delicious department. None of us will eat this thinking we’re at our Nana’s house being nurtured by meatballs and garlic bread. So here’s the reason why using…

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Pineapple Slaw with Creamy Ginger Lime Dressing

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I’d like to say I made this slaw to celebrate spring verging on summer weather, but really, I made it to remind me of the two things I ate most often in Central America: pineapple and cabbage. I’m missing sweet and tart together on every plate, brightness and freshness at every meal. This is my…

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Curried Millet with Chickpeas and Currants

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This is one of those whole grain dishes I get all sorts of proud about. Mostly because it makes my hours long perusal of the bulk bins at Whole Foods worthwhile. But also, because I feel like I’m stepping outside of my same ol’-same ol’ series of sides. Butter gives the millet a silkiness, a…

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Broccoli Salad with Cashews and Raisins

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You know how I adore broccoli. Even broccoli knows. Metropolitan Market, the grocery shop just up the block from my homestead, turned me on to this tangy-sweet mixture. I was instantly smitten. In fact, for a whole day and a half (just shy of 33 hours), I resisted roasting and overtly salting my broccoli as…

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Tried and True Tender Cornbread

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Remember that slow cooked sweet potato chili? Goodness, I hope so. Well, bake this yellow number to go alongside it. Salty winking at sweet. Nooked, crannied, and unabashedly crumbly.   She’s buttery all on her own, but trust me, even lovelier glazed with honey. Tried and True Tender Cornbread 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour…

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