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crispy and cheesy smashed cauliflower

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Move over junk food, these craveable cauliflower bites may just take the place of loaded cheesy snacks. Made with just cauliflower, seasoning and cheese, these come out so crispy and flavorful I’d probably recommend doubling the recipe. Here’s a peek into the process: First, I steam the cauliflower briefly so it’s soft enough to smash […]

Crispy and Cheesy Smashed Cauliflower

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ORIGINAL COPY: I have a slight obsession with butter lettuce. The leaves are just the right size and shape to be perfectly stuffed with a bite of anything — just like my Chicken Lettuce Cups with Mango Salsa and Cilantro Pesto! This dish is gorgeous in so many ways. The boneless chicken thighs are succulent […]

Chicken Lettuce Cups with Mango Salsa and Cilantro Pesto

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Tacos used to be off limits for me because of their highly processed bases and sauces. That is, until now. What have I been missing all this time? This recipe started as a spin on my Beef Lettuce Cups and turned into a medley of taco-spiced beef-and-vegetables-meets-summer-taco in a flash of creativity. I nibbled on this invention […]

Mouth-Watering Taco Salad

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Chicken Broccoli

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It should come as no surprise that I’ve been busting out a whole lot of stir-fry varieties from my kitchen since living in Hong Kong for the past decade. In this simple but satisfying twist on the classic Chinese dish I have removed the cornstarch and rely on the caramelized onions, the moist chicken thighs and […]

Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

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The first time I was pregnant I had weird cravings. Not chocolate or pickles or any other ‘normal’ craving — no, I needed spaghetti squash. Just my luck, every local supermarket was out of it, so I went on a wild pregnant goose chase and called suppliers at farms across the New York area in search […]

Paleo-friendly beef bolognese and spaghetti squash

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beef lettuce cups

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This new appetizer is a favorite of mine. It was created by accident one day (as many good recipes are) when I had some leftovers to play with. If you’re looking for a fresh and simple weekend bite or a well-balanced light meal idea, these beef lettuce cups are the perfect marriage of nutrition, texture, and […]

Beef Lettuce Cups

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I’m about to share my favorite time-saving baking hack: using store-bought boxed mixes. Get my secrets for making them taste homemade!

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In this piece, I’m about to share my favorite time saving baking technique: using store-bought boxed mixes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a total advocate for making muffins, bread, and desserts from scratch. Heck, I’m even publishing an entire cookbook to help you become a flexible baking master (read more about that here). But here’s […]

Does 5:00 pm ever roll around and you still have no clue what to make for dinner? Here are my fallback dinner meals that take 20 minutes or less!

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Despite all the best laid out plans, sometimes 5:00 pm rolls around and I have no ideas for dinner. I may not even have my usually fully stocked fridge, forcing me to rely on just a few staples. Here are my fallback dinner meal ideas for when you have no idea what to cook… plus […]

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Love sipping on a flavorful beverage, but hate all those extra calories and chemicals? In this article, my friend and health blogger Melissa Gundersen shows us 11 delicious infused water recipes and steps us through how to make them! Every morning I wake up, stumble to the kitchen, and make myself a pitcher of infused water. […]

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