Spinach and Herb Cauliflower Couscous Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini boats are filled with a crunchy mixture of cauliflower “couscous” flavored with baby spinach and fresh herbs then topped with pine nuts.

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Zucchini has become somewhat of a staple at mealtime here, which always seems to be the case around this time of year when they’re at their most plentiful.

And when they’re as fresh and tender as they have been, there’s no reason to even cook them. The slender ones have an especially creamy interior  that make them the perfect candidates for being eaten raw.


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Fresh Mint Granita with Watermelon and Raspberries

A scoop of cooling, fresh mint granita takes the sweet/tart flavors of watermelon and raspberries to new heights.

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A fresh and frosty treat that’s simple yet sophisticated; granitas are the grown-up version of childhood snow cones.  Each icy mouthful is pure bliss on a sweltering day.

At its simplest, it can serve as a refreshing palate cleanser between courses; it adds an elegant touch to any meal and never fails to impress. Dressed up a bit it also makes an excellent dessert or afternoon treat on a hot summer day.


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French Chard Tart (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegetarian, Paleo Option)

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A savory Swiss chard tart inspired by the classic French tourte de blettes studded with toasted pine nuts and currants. (Be sure to scroll down… 

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Parsnip Hummus Dip with Fiery Chili Oil (Vegan, Paleo)

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A creamy dip inspired by the flavors of traditional hummus made from parsnips and topped with a spicy chili oil. Admittedly, during the winter months… 

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Seeded Crispbread Crackers Three Ways (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Nut-Free)

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Make your own crispy, crunchy, seed-filled crackers in less than an hour. Welcome to my latest obsession – homemade seeded crackers. Light and crispy with… 

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Earl Grey Chocolate Pots de Crème (Dairy-Free, Paleo Friendly)

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Super silky and intense, these earl grey infused chocolate pots de crème will make chocolate and tea lovers rejoice. These chocolate pots are just rich… 

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No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Fridge Cake (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)

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A fudgy no-bake chocolate truffle cake with raspberries and almonds that sets in the fridge and only takes minutes to make.  Everyone needs a fuss-free,… 

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Citrus Endive Avocado Salad

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A light and refreshing grapefruit, tangerine, avocado and endive salad filled with vitamin C and healthy fats. As you may have noticed by now I… 

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale Pesto (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

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Sweet potato “noodles” are slicked with a hearty green pesto made from winter greens like kale or chard. I found myself with an inordinate amount… 

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Drink Your Greens Smoothie

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A green smoothie packed with nutrients featuring a trio of greens along with pineapple and coconut milk. While December is a month filled with feasts… 

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Restorative Vegetable Broth | A Nourishing and Cleansing Soup

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A restorative broth made with a plethora of vegetables to sooth, nourish and detoxify. I turn to this vegetable heavy broth when I’m feeling run… 

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Olive Thyme Mini Muffins (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo)

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Savory olive thyme muffins in miniature form. I’m stopping in today to share these mini olive thyme muffins with you because I just couldn’t let… 

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