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Candle lightings, family time, an abundance of gifts, and indulgent holiday foods. Oh yeah, you know what time of year it is … Chanukah! As my family and I get ready to celebrate this holy eight-day “festival of lights”, I’ve compiled a quick list of traditional Chanukah foods and the ways I flexibly serve them. Enjoy […]

Top Chanukah Foods To Make This Holiday


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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


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


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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pumpkin cookies

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What is the one ingredient that you think of when you hear the perfect fall treat? Pumpkin! Everywhere you turn there is a new pumpkin-flavored version of just about everything from drinks to pies and more. So why not get creative in the kitchen because creating your own healthified gluten-free version is fun! Here are […]

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 […]

gluten free banana bread

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Gooey, flavorful, light and satisfying. Need I say more? The original inspiration for this recipe came from one of my visits to Canyon Ranch. They serve their version of this bread every morning at their rocking breakfast buffet (I don’t recommend eating this daily, it’s extremely hard to resist). Here is my spiced up gluten-free […]

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