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brazillian heart salad

Brazilian Hearts of Palm Salad

  This Brazilian hearts of palm salad is irresistibly good…and ridiculously easy to make. What I love about this dish is how a couple of cans of artichoke hearts and hearts of palm can transform a simple summer salad into an exotic tropical side dish. The creamy lemon-mustard-garlic dressing brings […]

red lentil dahl

Red Lentil Dhal Soup

  A beautiful red lentil dhal flavored with a spicy tomato masala. This is my chicken soup when I’m feeling under the weather, my staple when I don’t know what else to cook, my cuddle blanket when I’m feeling sorry for myself and my tonic when I’ve indulged a little […]

grilled peaches

Grilled Peaches

  Whether you grill and eat these as a desert, with Ice Cream or serve it with your BBQ meat, this is a refreshing and healthy side dish that everyone will enjoy. Its simple to make and can be made as shown or with your favorite BBQ sauce.

falafel appetizer

Pistachio Falafel

  This Pistachio Falafel Recipe is so satisfying and a fun twist on a traditional food. It can be baked, lightly fried or deep fried. These chickpea patties are loaded with fresh herb flavor and a perfect complement to salads, wraps, and more. Serve with a minty yogurt-tahini sauce for […]

garlic zucchini

Spanish Garlic Zucchini

  This Spanish Garlic Zucchini, known in Spain as Calabacin al Ajillo, is possibly one of the greatest zucchini dishes ever. It´s packed with flavor, easy to make and the zucchini has the most incredible texture.

keto paleo roasted cauliflower hummus recipe

Keto Hummus

  Do you ever find yourself craving hummus and wondering if keto hummus or paleo hummus exists? Well, it does now! I’ve created the perfect solution for those hummus cravings with my delicious and easy cauliflower hummus recipe. It’s so good! This roasted cauliflower hummus makes the perfect grab-and-go snack, […]

garlic tahini broccoli

Roasted Broccoli With Tahini Garlic Sauce

  One of my favorite Middle Eastern mezze is deep-fried cauliflower served with tahini garlic sauce. I decided to try the dish with broccoli, but instead of deep-frying the broccoli I roasted it, a method that requires a lot less oil. The buds on the broccoli florets toast to a […]

celery, fennel & apple salad beauty + athena calderone food & wine dec 2014

Apple and Fennel Salad with Manchego and Walnuts

  The flavors in this salad are fantastic. The heartiness of the walnut and the apple were the perfect tint of winter which, combined with the fennel and chives that reminded me of early spring, made for the perfect “transition salad” between seasons. Ideally, you should probably slice your fennel […]

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Cabbage Soup

  Cabbage soup is about as comforting and healthy as they come! All you need to do is simmer a bunch of sliced cabbage with mirepoix vegetables, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, and herbs for an easy and delicious, low calorie meal.

stuffed plantain cups

Stuffed Plantain Cups

Stuffed plantain cups are delicious and cute little cups made out of fried green plantains and are filled with your favorite meat, fish, or vegetables. These easy to prep and are such a fun and delicious appetizer to serve at your next event. Choose any meat, fish, or vegetable. I […]

roasted broccoli

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

Roasting broccoli makes it sweet; topping it with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and broiling it makes it addictively crispy and almost nutty tasting. This is the Internet’s #1 Broccoli recipe.

Skordalia

Skordalia Garlic and Potato Dip

  Skordalia is a beautiful Greek-style garlic dip that has a thick base of either day-old bread or mashed potatoes. This easy skordalia recipe is made of mashed potatoes and flavored with garlic, crushed almonds, and lemon juice. Extra virgin olive oil is the way to whip it all together […]

Charred Shishito Peppers Recipe

Blistered Shishito Peppers

  Sweet and Smoky Japanese Blistered Shishito Peppers make a great low carb keto appetizer. Happy Hour just got better! Whether you are watching your calories, following a low carb or keto way of life, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, Weight Watchers, this Blistered Shishito Peppers recipe is for you.

Gazpacho

Gazpacho, the granddaddy of all uncooked soups, has several things in common with a smoothie. It’s a cold, thick liquid containing ripe, juicy produce. You make it in a blender. It’s refreshing on a hot summer day.