Recipes

The Best Homemade Granola Bars Ever

by Janelle 02.07.2012
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Warning: these bars are addictive!! I finally found the perfect, healthy Granola Bar recipe and I am thrilled to share it with you here. Most granola bar recipes contain loads of butter to obtain their distinct crunchiness, but this recipe only has a couple tablespoons of oil and is loaded with texture and flavor.

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Three Garlic Pasta

by Janelle 02.02.2012
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If you love garlic and are looking for a quick, easy dinner full of flavor, look no further than Three Garlic Pasta. It’s a supercharged version of “spaghetti with garlic and oil,” amplified by garlic prepared 3 ways – roasted, sliced and chopped. To roast the garlic in the oven, use a terra cotta garlic […]

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Healthy Chunky Banana Bran Muffins

by Janelle 01.31.2012
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There is nothing better than a healthy, hearty bran muffin so I set out to create one full of sweet, chunky bananas. With the addition of nonfat Greek yogurt, I was able to reduce the amount of oil in the recipe and still maintain the moistness and texture of a traditional bran muffin. For lots […]

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Curry Garden Vegetable Soup

by Janelle 01.23.2012
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On these cold winter nights, nothing is more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup. This past weekend, my mom and grandmother set out to make a hearty, fresh and healthy vegetable soup with loads of flavor and a Thai-inspired ingredient list. Mission accomplished. 

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Fluffy Avocado Cottage Cheese Pancakes

by Janelle 01.20.2012
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I love this recipe because I adore pancakes, but I rarely choose them because they can usually run up some serious calories. My boyfriend set out to make my favorite Cottage Cheese Pancakes this morning, but with a special twist. We decided it would be brilliant to add diced, ripe avocado to the recipe for […]

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Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup

by Janelle 01.17.2012
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After returning from a quick jaunt to Mexico to celebrate the New Year, I was determined to recreate the spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup I had at a taqueria in Playa Del Carmen. Bursting with rich spices and fresh, local ingredients, this soup is full of flavor and hearty enough to be a main meal. Although […]

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Sunday Egg Sandwiches

by Janelle 01.15.2012
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Every weekend my boyfriend makes us mouth-watering egg sandwiches, so I decided to share the deliciousness. The recipe and ingredients couldn’t be more simple, but it’s easy to forget what a fantastic breakfast a simple egg sandwich can be. So here it goes: 

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Eat like Oprah! The Ultimate Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger Recipe

by Janelle 01.13.2012
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I have been hearing rave reviews of Oprah’s favorite turkey burger from Donald Trump’s lavish private club in Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago. Upon visiting the club, Oprah gushed, “I believe [it] may be the best turkey burger in the entire world.” Enough said.   

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A Cake Fit For a King… Galette des Rois

by Janelle 01.10.2012
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The French are smart. After Christmas, once the endless Bûche de Noëls and truffles au chocolat are devoured and forgotten till next year, the French fill the newly formed dessert void with a brilliant confection, Galette des Rois. In Paris, bakeries reopen on January 2nd with their shelves full of these much-awaited cakes. Traditionally eaten […]

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Apricot Glazed Chicken with Dried Plums and Sage

by Janelle 01.06.2012
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I am thrilled to share a fantastic dinner recipe for Apricot Glazed Chicken with Dried Plums and Sage. This dish is so easy to make and so impressive at the same time, you won’t believe it. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or the main dish at your next dinner party, this recipe is gourmet and […]

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