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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Butternut Bacon Home Fries

butternut bacon home fries

Behold, the awesomeness that is frozen butternut squash cubes! There’s no peeling, no sawing, no seed scraping and really no prep other than opening the bag. Just 1 pound of golden chunks, ready to add to any recipe. I’ve used butternut squash in so many potato-ey ways — mashed, fries, oven roasted — but I… 

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Broccoli With Lemon-Tahini-Miso Sauce

Broccoli With Lemon-Tahini-Miso Sauce

In my ongoing efforts to heal my gut, I’m eschewing a few food categories, so I decided to get creative with some items that were hanging out in my fridge. Steamed broccoli is hella boring, and since butter is off limits right now, I wondered what I could use to jazz it up. That’s when… 

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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You know how we feel about Buffalo wings around here. Well, to be honest, it’s mostly the sauce. I’ll pretty much eat anything doused with Buffalo sauce…even frog legs. (They were delish.) Clearly, though, Buffalo coated (and usually deep fried) poultry isn’t the healthiest nosh out there. And you know we’re all about trying to… 

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Kale with Caramelized Meyer Lemons

kale with caramelized meyer lemons

Meyer lemons are not like your garden-variety lemon. Thinner-skinned and super juicy, they’re thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange, so the flesh is a lot sweeter. I picked up a bag from Trader Joe’s and wanted to take full advantage of their awesomeness — skin and all — so… 

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Not My Mom’s Acorn Squash

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We had a huge garden in our backyard when I was growing up.  My parents had six kids to feed, so they grew as much of their own food as possible.  We had amazing fresh produce for a large part of the year in our house.  Mom was good at saving vegetables in cold storage… 

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Pork & Bread Dressing

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Most people call it stuffing, I call it dressing.  At least that’s how I grew up.  With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, I’ve heard a lot of people talking about this tasty side dish.  Do you stuff it in a turkey and bake it all together or do you put it in a baking… 

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Chili Cumin Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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So many dishes scream Thanksgiving…stuffing. Mashed potatoes.  Cranberry sauce.  And I love them. I love them all! But I eat them once a year (well, maybe more than that for the mash…).  Sweet potatoes (or yams) though? I eat them in some form at least weekly, year round. They’ve morphed into one of my go-to… 

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