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No-Noodle Sweet Potato “Lasagna”

by Janelle 11.14.2012
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The other night I really wanted to make a hearty and comforting lasagna, but I usually avoid making it because it’s traditionally high in carbs and fat. So, I put together a noodle-less “lasagna” full of healthy vegetables and all of the taste everyone loves from this Italian favorite–creamy ricotta, marinara sauce and a crispy […]

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Fall Roasted Chicken with Apples & Sage

by Janelle 11.05.2012
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As all of us in New York are finally recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I couldn’t help but think back to the day before the hurricane hit, when the weather was bright, sunny and truly the calm before the storm. That day, Aaron and I ventured out to Union Square Greenmarket to pick up […]

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Easy Beef Barley Soup

by Janelle 10.19.2012
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With a wonderful fall chill in the air, I couldn’t wait to make a warm and comforting soup. I decided to make a lightened up Beef Barley Soup that is an easy, one-dish weeknight meal. I used a very lean cut of beef to keep the fat and calories down and added loads of tasty […]

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Nobu Black Cod with Miso

by Janelle 10.10.2012
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Every time I visit Nobu in New York and Miami, I always order the world famous “Nobu Black Cod.” This coveted Japanese dish, made by roasting silky cod filets with a sweet miso topping, is both light and invigorating. When you bite into it, the fish has a buttery quality and the scrumptious marinade adds […]

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Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

by Janelle 09.20.2012
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Creamy and comforting, this recipe for Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup is a delightful weeknight dinner. I started out by roasting 3 red bell peppers until very tender and slightly charred. Next, I roasted a baking sheet full of ripe mixed tomatoes until soft, juicy and bursting with flavor. Since I was in the spirit […]

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Truffle Beef Wellington for Two

by Janelle 09.07.2012
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A recipe for Beef Wellington needs little introduction. I have always wanted to make this elegant dish beloved by fine chefs around the world, so I decided my fiancé’s birthday was the perfect occasion to serve this impressive meal. Beef Wellington traditionally combines beef tenderloin, mushroom duxelles, and foie gras wrapped in flaky, buttery puff pastry […]

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Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herbs

by Janelle 08.23.2012
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For a light and easy salad this summer, I highly recommend trying out my tasty Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herbs. This salad is so easy to prepare and is a fresh accompaniment to a variety of dishes. It can be served on its own for a light lunch or it can be a fabulous side dish for your next […]

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Cauliflower “Mac & Cheese”

by Janelle 08.21.2012
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Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, but if you are like me, you may try to save it for only for those times when you really want to indulge. I wanted a way to enjoy the flavors of Macaroni & Cheese without all of the carbs and fat, so I found this tasty […]

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Eggplant and Lentil Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

by Janelle 08.17.2012
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I love recipes with a “secret ingredient.” I have been hearing a lot about the many uses for Pomegranate Molasses, an essential ingredient in traditional Middle Eastern cooking, so I had to give it a try. Pomegranate Molasses is a syrup-like reduction of pomegranate juice and sugar that has a really unique flavor and turns […]

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Chimichurri Flank Steak

by Janelle 08.14.2012
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For a little taste of South America in your kitchen, try this fiery recipe for Chimichurri Flank Steak. Chimichurri is the quintessential sauce of Argentina and best enjoyed on juicy, grilled steaks. Meats in Argentina are never served without a side of chimichurri! The traditional sauce is made with parsley, garlic and vinegar–and it surely packs a […]

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