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Super Slaw

So, a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win the most amazing giveaway. The lovely Katherine Martinelli was giving away a Magimiz by Robot-Coupe food processor to celebrate her 2 year Blogoversary. I was the lucky winner of this giveaway and I have been BLOWN AWAY by this food processor. It has a whole bunch of different blades for slicing, julienning and pureeing. In addition, I was lucky enough to get the juicer and smoothie attachments as well. So, I’ve been having a blast experimenting with my new toy. I’ve done some soups, some baking and some slicing but I decided it was time to try a slaw! [...]

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Lentil Cakes

Craig specifically requested I make lentil cakes today. I am happy to oblige, especially because I love lentils and enjoy coming up with new Meatless Monday recipes. These lentil cakes are really simple and inexpensive to make, but SO filling. The whole recipe could not be easier – you just cook the lentils with some veggies and flavorings and then shape them into patties and bake. I’ve also cooked these in a cast iron skillet, which works great as well. This meal proved to be a wonderful healthy detox after a very indulgent weekend. Craig and I attended a wedding on Saturday that had the most amazing food. We both [...]

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Bulgur with Kale and Walnuts

So I’ve been meaning to experiment with bulgur for a while. As you know, I love whole grains and I am obsessed with finding new and exciting ways to eat them. Unfortunately, many of my favorite grains take a really long time to cook, so I was intrigued that bulgur can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. Bulgur is made from pre-cooked, cracked wheat berries. It is naturally high in fiber, low in fat and vegetarian/vegan. It is a great substitute for rice because it has more fiber and nutrients, but has a lower glycemic index. A cup of cooked bulgur has only 151 calories while packing in 8.2 [...]

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Chicken Soup with Meatballs and Farro

I have never made homemade chicken soup in my life. But today, I woke up with a cold and figured I’d give it a try. I wanted a really hearty and filling soup that would provide multiple meals. My mom and grandma have always made chicken soup with tiny meatballs, and since meatballs really improve everything, I knew I needed to add some. So I called my mom for some chicken soup advice and she recommended I find a stewing chicken instead of a roasting chicken. Apparently stewing chickens are smaller and have more fat, which makes for a more flavorful soup. She also recommended I puree the aromatic veggies [...]

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Lean on Lamb Supper Club

I was recently contacted by the Tri-Lamb Group to host a Lean on Lamb Supper Club. The Tri-Lamb Group is a collective of lamb producers from the US, Australia and New Zealand which is devoted to raising awareness about the wonderful nutritional benefits of lamb and educating consumers about how to incorporate it into a healthy diet. They sent me some gorgeous lamb shanks and the ingredients to make a fabulous and healthy lamb recipe for myself and some friends. I was really excited because I don’t have much experience cooking with lamb. I grew up eating it at Easter and that’s about it. Occasionally I will experiment with it, [...]

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Winter Minestrone

We’ve been having an insane winter. No snow, and crazy temperature fluctuations. On Thursday, I went out to run an errand during lunch and it was 55 degrees. Today, it was 21. Super cold and windy, it was a perfect day for thick, hearty soup. Minestrone is the most ubiquitous Italian soup, there are so many different variations and flavors you can incorporate. Different regions of Italy have different preparations, and many vary seasonally as well. I love minestrone, but I find that in restaurants, it’s usually quite salty. My goal with this recipe was to cut back on fat and sodium while adding a ton of protein and fiber. [...]

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