Spicy Vegetable Chili

by Janelle 04.08.2011
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Get ready for a healthy twist on a favorite southern comfort food, chili. This recipe is full of nutritious vegetables and has a mix of spices that really packs a punch. Veggie chili is surprisingly easy to make and extremely satisfying. Serve over brown rice or cornbread and top with plain greek yogurt, avocado and […]

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Southwest Turkey Burgers

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Last night I made the most fantastic recipe for turkey burgers — Southwest-style! Bursting with flavor, these burgers feature a variety of vegetables and southwest spices that create the perfect easy and healthy dinner. 

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Fluffy & Healthy Cottage Cheese Pancakes

by Janelle 02.18.2011
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I love this recipe because I adore pancakes, but I never choose them because they can usually run up some serious calories. I finally found the perfect recipe that is both healthy and satisfying. This recipe from Mark Bittman uses cottage cheese to add fluffiness and creaminess as well as a healthy dose of protein […]

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Healthy Turkey Meatballs

by Janelle 02.07.2011
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Think turkey meatballs are bland and lack flavor? Not my recipe. These turkey meatballs are oozing with flavor and will change your mind completely! Overflowing with fresh parsley and garlic and a surprise crunch from toasted pine nuts, these meatballs are healthy and delicious. I made them tonight and served over brown rice with a […]

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Baked Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese… And a Date Night Dinner

by Janelle 02.05.2011
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The dish that started it all… This recipe is close to my heart because it’s the first thing I ever cooked for my boyfriend. We are happier than ever now and I think my first home-cooked meal has a lot to do with it 😉 The recipe is adapted from the Barefoot Contessa and it […]

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Healthy, Crunchy, Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers

by Janelle 02.04.2011
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If you love fried chicken, but HATE the fat and calories, you will adore my recipe for Crunchy Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers. I prepare my chicken fingers by rolling them in a tasty mixture of panko crumbs and spices and then baking them in the oven to crisp them up to perfection.

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Sick of Hummus? Try Making Baba Ganoush.

by Janelle 02.02.2011
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Last night, tired of the usual hummus routine,  my boyfriend decided to make Baba Ganoush and it was spectacular. Popular in Lebanon and Egpyt, this smoky, delicious dip is easy to make and sure to impress. Make for an appetizer or afternoon snack. Check out the recipe below…

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