Coconut Kale Salad with Pecans

Kale is such a fantastic green loaded with healthy benefits. The shredded coconut gives this salad a light sweetness, and the pecans lend a nice texture and crunch. Lightly sauteed the flavors meld,and smell delicious when cooking. This is my go to when I want a light lunch or dinner I'll toss in some canned …

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Basil and Walnut Pesto Pasta Salad

I love making this in the Summertime.  Its fresh full of healthy ingredients, and so easy it's ready in just a few minutes! I love to take this to friend's barbecues, and lunches at work. I also love to toss in a can of tuna with this salad for a simple and satisfying dinner. Ingredients: …

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Brussels Sprouts with Candied Walnuts

I love Brussels sprouts! This dish is paired with sweet candied walnuts is quick, easy, and ready in minutes. Perfect for parties, gatherings, or a nice dinner at home; this one is sure to please. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 cups brussels sprouts 3 tbsp.  olive oil 1/2 cup crushed walnuts pepper, to taste 3 …

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Vegetarian Collard Greens

Greens are great around the holidays, paired with slow cooked meats, and is a great side dish for barbecues and gatherings with friends. I love this recipe, and its quick and easy anyone can make it. Note: to make this vegan you can use vegetable stock Ingredients: 1 quart stock; chicken or vegetable 1 bunch …

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Asparagus, Pea, and Rosemary Spring Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs

This lovely salad is fresh, light, and full of flavor. The combination of the asparagus, peas, and fresh rosemary along with the celery root and hard boiled eggs makes this dish perfect for parties, or family gatherings. It's quick, easy to prepare, and ready in less than 30 minutes. Ingredients: 1 small celery root 2 …

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Fresh Mint and Cilantro Greek Yogurt Dip

This dip is packed with fresh herbs, and smells amazing.  The greek yogurt compliments the herbs with the touch of lemon juice. Its creamy, tangy, and perfect with naan bread and fresh vegetables. Ingredients: 1 cup fresh mint leaves; minced 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves; minced 2 garlic cloves; minced 1/3 cup white onion; diced …

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Baked Parmesan Polenta

This is a wonderfully easy recipe that is done in no time at all. This is a great side dish, and you can also cut it onto shapes using cookie cutters and make into appetizers. Note: You may also make this dish vegan, just replace the Parmesan with a dash of nutritional yeast on top. …

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