Basil Quinoa Cakes

Basil Quinoa Cakes   These little patties are packed with basil, fun to make, and make the perfect portable meal when paired with salad or made into a sandwich.   Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa 4 eggs, beaten 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 1 small white or yellow onion, finely chopped…

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Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Dinner

Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Dinner                           If you’re looking for a meatless meal that satisfies, look no further. This Vegetarian Dinner isn’t exactly a recipe, but is meant to inspire you for your next veggie-only dish. All you do is preheat your oven…

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Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Herbs

Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Herbs                       Basic grilled eggplant is a simple side dish that lets the vegetable’s flavor shine through.  Fresh herbs are best with this recipe, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can certainly use their dried counterparts. Just use…

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Grilled Vegetable Salad

Grilled Vegetable Salad  Grilled vegetable salad with eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes marinated in a balsamic vinegar, garlic and basil. It really took no time to make and I did not have to heat up the house! This is a quick, healthy, tasty grilled vegetable salad for summer. I can’t wait to make it again. Grilled Vegetable Salad…

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Cucumber Wraps with Avocado Hummus

Cucumber Wraps with Avocado Hummus When the weather warms, and we need quick, healthy foods that keep us cool yet nourished, these cucumber wraps are a welcome gift. Thinly sliced cucumber, filled with grated raw vegetables, and nicely complemented with an avocado hummus spread, they make for a beautiful hors d’oeuvres on a hot spring…

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Mozzarella Cherry Tomato Basil Bites

    Mozzarella Tomato Basil Bites     In honor of the great tomato, here is a fresh and tasty appetizer perfect for outdoor entertaining, Mozzarella Cherry Tomato Basil Bites.  These tomato bites are the perfect marriage of juicy cherry tomato, dense mozzarella, and basil.       This recipe makes 20 appetizers     Ingredients:…

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Avocado Mayo Spread

Avocado Mayo Spread   This is a great unprocessed alternative to mayo. There are so many ways to make use of this wonderful, light alternative.  It can be used instead of mayonnaise in tuna, chicken or egg salad or spread some on your chicken breast to name a few.  The possibilities are endless!  Ingredients: 2…

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Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus   Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package dried penne pasta 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into cubes salt and pepper to taste garlic powder to taste 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces…

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