Spring Panzanella
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Spring Panzanella*

Hidden within this perfectly delicious spring panzanella salad is a secret ingredient you should know about: toasted croutons, made of sunflower seed bread. The mind reels at how this could change the concept of salad forever; crunchy and substantial, these croutons have heft to them. They make you feel like you’re taking good care of yourself with every bite.

Chicken Kale Caesar with Chickpeas
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Chicken Kale Caesar with Chickpeas

This entree salad has so much flavor and substance that it’s completely satisfying, full of great flavor and texture. The chickpeas are surprisingly crunchy, and those things that look like croutons? They’re actually chunks of grilled chicken that stand up to the garlicky Caesar and kale base. You’re going to love it!

Cranberry and Orange Relish
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Cranberry and Orange Relish

This is one of my mother’s recipes – a cold, sweet-and-tart cranberry relish that we all love because it’s like a palate cleanser on your Thanksgiving dinner plate. There’s no cooking required – just an assemblage of raw cranberries, apples and oranges (and orange rind!) with a little sugar to balance the flavors. And did I mention that this is the fastest dish you’ll make all Thanksgiving day? In the time it takes to whirl the ingredients up in the […]

Stir-fried Mung Bean Sprouts
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Grow Your Own Sprouts

Sprouted seeds, whether it’s alfalfa, mung beans, lentils, broccoli, clover, or kale, are incredibly good for you. They teem with nutrients that support the immune system, yet the sprouts I see in the grocery store often seem a little sad and past their prime. So I started growing my own (which I would only do if it was incredibly easy). All you need are the seeds and a couple of containers (I used Mason jars). I bought an assortment of […]