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Mashed Cannellini Beans with Roasted Garlic and Herbs

Here’s a great low fat, high-protein, high-fiber alternative to garlic mashed potatoes! White beans are also rich in iron, magnesium, B vitamins, and zinc. Watch out for sodium though–canned beans can have a surprising amount, so make sure you get a variety of bean with no salt added (like Eden Organic). This recipe is great […]

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Beet-Walnut Latkes with Goat Cheese

I was raised Catholic. As such, I’ve never celebrated Hanukkah, but because Catholicism and Judaism share a lot of text, I learned about it during my 12 years of Catholic school (…that’s a story for another post. Or maybe a novel.) For those unfamiliar with it, Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, an eight-day Jewish […]

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Garlic Soba Noodles with Kale

8 oz soba noodles ¼ tsp sea salt a generous splash of EVOO 1 bunch green onions, sliced 4 cloves garlic 4 big handfuls of kale, destemmed and cut into bite-sized pieces A sprinkle of Parmesan, freshly grated (optional) freshly ground black pepper, or red pepper flakes to taste 1. Cook soba noodles according to […]

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Soba Miso Soup

It’s always interesting to me to learn about other cultures’ food traditions, especially around relatively universal holidays like New Years. For many Japanese, soba noodles have become a New Years Eve tradition, because they’re symbolic of longevity. And they’re not just a symbol for longevity—they’re rich in protein and fiber, they’re one of the few […]

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Roasted Tomato Salad

During the winter, I sometimes miss my favorite summer flavors. Here’s a baked version (You know, to take the chill off for those cold winter evenings) of one of my favorite summer tomato salads. You can also use Roma tomatoes in this recipe, if that’s what floats your boat. This recipe qualifies as comfort food […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a quick, simple recipe that will add a pop of color to your Thanksgiving table. I like to leave the peels on the carrots and parsnips, but go ahead and peel them if you want. Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Parsnips with Shallots 1½ lbs rainbow carrots 1 ½ lbs parsnips 8 shallots, […]

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Roasted Squash!

Have I mentioned that I love roasted squash? Oh my gosh, do I ever. I also recently discovered pumpkin curry at a restaurant near my office in San Francisco, and now Kabocha pumpkins are probably one of my favorite things to eat. This recipe is great with a single type of squash, or a couple […]

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Citrus Salad

Grapefruit Arugula Salad with Coconut Yogurt Dressing Coconut Yogurt Dressing 1 garlic clove 1 tsp sea salt 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1 palmful fresh tarragon, chopped 1 palmful sweetened flaked coconut juice and zest of one lime 2 tbsp EVOO ½ tsp freshly ground pepper Grapefruit Arugula Salad 2 large Organic Rio Star Grapefruit […]

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Yukon Gold Mash

Plain ol’ Thanksgiving mashed potatoes? Nah. Idaho Russets with heavy cream, while a popular classic, are not exactly a healthy option for a Thanksgiving side dish. Yukon Gold potatoes have a lot more flavor than Idaho Russets, and since their texture is much creamier naturally, they don’t require a lot of heavy cream to make […]

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Green Beans

Thanksgiving can be a little stressful, especially when you have a large crowd, and you’re cooking a lot of food. This recipe will make your life easier. It takes very little effort, and it only requires 5 ingredients–but those 5 ingredients are a powerhouse! The garlic gets nice and toasty, and it melts together with […]

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