California Coleslaw

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I adore this time of year. Spring is in full force, the days are longer and the promise of summer is in the air. Also? California Avocados are in season! Gorgeously creamy and decadent…and healthy. The perfect superfood. I mean really…nature’s masterpiece! I eat at least one avocado daily, guiltlessly. Avocados are a nutrient dense… 

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Holiday Harvest Salad

holiday harvest salad

Sure, you know what to do with leftover turkey but what can you do with cranberry sauce? This Holiday Harvest Salad! I used a dollop of my Orange Ginger Cranberry Relish, added some pecans for crunch, dried cranberries for sweetness and a splash of a lowfat lime dressing that works well with sweet and savory… 

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Spicy Asian Sesame Slaw

asian slaw

I know it’s getting cold and even snowy in many parts of the country, but here in the South it’s still warm enough to wear shorts and fire up the barbecue. Bagged coleslaw mix was on sale recently and I picked up a couple bags. I wanted to do something different (and healthier) than a… 

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Garlicky Kale Salad

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Most obnoxious sentence in the world alert. I can’t get enough of this garlicky kale salad. When I see statuses like this on Facebook, I want to reach through the computer and virtually slap somebody. But I can truthfully say, I have made this recipe at least every other day for the last month and… 

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Thanksgiving Salad

thanksgiving salad

Thanksgiving’s four months away but I’ve been thinking about turkey a lot lately. It’s so good, yet it is put in the corner by it’s smaller cousin chicken for 364 days of the year. It’s a travesty, really. Nobody puts turkey in the corner. I picked up some turkey cutlets the other day and had… 

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Simple Pea Salad with Radish

pea salad with radish

The heat wave in the Pacific Northwest caused all my pea vines to finish up early this year, so I knew I had to make a big harvest all at once.  What to do with all those beautiful shelling peas?  Some were cleaned and frozen and put away for later, but I couldn’t resist using… 

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Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!


This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and… 

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