{vegan} skinny corn chowder

So what’s up with this colorful veg-loaded {vegan} skinny corn chowder? Does it taste as good as it looks? Hell yes, because I made it. This gorgeous {healthy} summer soup is packed with veggies that only enhance the flavor. A bowl of this skinny corn chowder will fill you up without the extra calories from…

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{vegan} red quinoa veggie spring rolls in brown rice wrappers

Vegan. This has been my identity for 3.5 weeks now. Here’s the thing, I like fried chicken, mac & cheese and meatballs. But the husband and I have been participating in the 6-week Eat to Live challenge. This diet involves NO oil, NO sugar, NO salt, NO meat and NO animal by-products. The goal is…

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{super healthy} spicy chickpea veggie-balls & ginger-sriracha sauce

the story For just about 3 weeks, the husband and I have been doing Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live (click) 6-week plan. Dr. Fuhrman’s book reviews nutrient-dense foods and explains how (and why) we can (and should) break ourselves from food addiction, while losing weight. As avid gluttons and foodies, the husband and I…

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Garbage Gazpacho and Crispy Cashew Salmon

muted bubble-gum pink nails. pedicure massage. scorching sun. toes in the sand. ocean breeze. sun kissed skin. beach side bar. grilled fish taco. balsamic honey sweet potato fries. pina colada. bloody mary with three olives. girl talk. artist friend painting beach scenes. convertible bmw with the top down. homemade baba ganoush and pita. saint patty’s…

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Rosemary Artisan Bread

  In his book “Cooked”, best-selling author and food advocate Michael Pollan closely examines the effects that the elements (air, water, fire, and Earth) have in food preparation. Now Netflix has developed “Cooked” into a four-part documentary series that inspires cooks with stunning cinematography and a message to appreciate the cooking process. In the Air…

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Whole Grilled Red Snapper

It has been a month since I last posted a recipe. Let’s catch up: For the past 5 years, my husband and I have lived in a small town in Pennsylvania. Although we loved the friendships we made, we spent those 5 years wishing we lived somewhere else. It couldn’t just be anywhere else though.…

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Quinoa Panzanella with Wild Salmon & Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

If you are a glutton for food, like me, you can imagine my excitement when the mailman delivers my monthly Cooking Light magazine. Like a child who has to go to the bathroom while playing a game, I wiggle and dance by my mail box scouring through its pages to find an amazing recipe. “Sit…

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Mango-Basil Chicken with Freekeh

Succulent chicken is cloaked in a sweet and savory mango-basil sauce and served with freekeh. Let me paint the picture. The chicken breast is pan-seared to seal in its juices and then baked in the oven at a high temperature, leaving it extremely moist. Fresh mango is simmered in dry white wine and chicken broth,…

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Sweet Corn Soup with Lobster

This recipe is featured on the Lobster Feed (click) on the feedfeed website. Sweet Corn Soup with Lobster will bring your summer menu from drab to fab. This soup contains simple farm fresh ingredients like onion, corn, milk and chicken broth. Succulent lobster, subtle spiciness and pungent chives elevate this soup to a new level.…

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Cherry and Walnut Quinoa Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

This recipe is featured on the Bowls (click), Salads (click) and Whole Grains (click) Feeds on the feedfeed website. The sun is shining and your friends and family are gathering. Listen, whether you are going to a Memorial Day Picnic or Pool Party, you need to bring something spectacular. Tell the hostess you’ll bring a…

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Blackened Chicken Tacos | Fiesta Bean Salsa | Kickin’ Fruity Salsa

Whether it is Mexican Monday, Taco Tuesday or Fiesta Friday, you’ll be ready to party with these must-have recipes. The salsas and purple cabbage can be prepared ahead of time, while the blackened chicken takes only a few minutes on the sizzling grill. Mix and match these salsas with your favorite meat or seafood, then…

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Chilled Avocado Soup with Spicy Grilled Shrimp & Charred Jalapeno-Corn Salsa

This recipe is featured on the Corn (click) Feed on the feedfeed website.   The scorching sun is baking your skin golden brown and you are craving something cool, light and savory to satiate your hunger. Look no further. This Chilled Avocado Soup with Spicy Grilled Shrimp & Charred Jalapeno-Corn Salsa abounds with fresh flavors,…

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