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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

by Janelle 10.16.2014
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I recently made a batch of homemade Roasted Tomato Basil Soup, a traditional and healthy favorite that never gets old. I roasted some tomatoes in the oven to bring out their flavor and sweetness and added a couple cans of diced tomatoes to enhance it even more. If you are like me and you have […]

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Cheesy Quinoa & Mushroom Burgers

by Janelle 01.17.2014
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These Cheesy Quinoa & Mushroom Burgers have become a go-to meal for me. In fact, I have made them at least 4 times in the past month. They are so hearty and satisfying and with a little prep, make for a healthy, casual meal. Quinoa is known as a “superfood” in the health world because it is […]

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Layered Vegetable Bake

by Janelle 01.07.2014
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I hope everyone had a wonderful festive season and enjoyed a lot of delicious food with your loved ones! For those of you like myself who may have overindulged a little too much (see here), I am excited to introduce the first of several healthy recipes this month here on The Chic Brûlée. I refuse […]

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Curried Dhal with Grilled Eggplant

by Janelle 10.09.2013
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I had some extra red lentils leftover from when I made my Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup, so I decided to make another dish featuring these much-loved legumes. Prior to this recent lentil kick, I didn’t realize how high in protein lentils are. In fact, they contain 26 grams of protein per 100 grams […]

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Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup

by Janelle 10.04.2013
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Here is a lovely recipe for a healthy Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup. This soup is full of warm, spicy flavors and quite simple to make. I always like to cook a few healthy dinners during the week to balance out some indulgent ones frequently consumed on the weekends (see here and here), and this […]

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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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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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Vegetarian Moussaka

by Janelle 07.27.2012
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When my fiancé and I visited the magical island of Santorini about this time last summer, one of our most memorable meals on the island was at Nectar & Ambrosia Restaurant, where we enjoyed a rich Greek Moussaka. A traditional Greek Moussaka is made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling and topping it with a creamy, baked béchamel […]

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Summer Tomato Cucumber Salad

by Janelle 07.24.2012
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For a great side or light lunch, try my healthy and refreshing Summer Tomato Cucumber Salad. This fresh and cool salad is made with sweet cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumber and thinly sliced red onions and topped with crumbled feta, basil and a light red wine vinaigrette. Serve alone with crusty bread or alongside your favorite […]

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Cumin Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad

by Janelle 06.05.2012
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My favorite dish at popular NYC eatery ABC Kitchen is without a doubt their Cumin Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad. This light yet satisfying starter is a diverse combination of bright colors, contrasting textures and bold flavors. The carrots are roasted in the oven with a spicy blend of cumin, garlic and fresh herbs and […]

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