Onion Ring Salad
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Onion Ring Salad

Maybe the problem is that we eat onion rings with burgers and steaks and other foods that aren’t heart-healthy, but how about some world-class onion rings presented on a bed of yogurt-based, lightly dressed mesclun salad? Isn’t that a main course to indulge in, guilt-free?Finding the balance between what you’ve always loved to eat, and what you think you should eat to be healthy is worth the effort. Because after all, food is more than sustenance, it’s one of the great pleasures of life.

Green Tomato Gratin
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Green Tomato Gratin

This beautiful recipe, adapted from the Malibu Farm cookbook, is a perfect brunch buffet dish. The green tomatoes provide an acidic counterpoint to the potatoes, and it’ll feel familiar to you, because tomatoes and cheese are gustatorial soulmates. It’s colorful and hearty and bursting with the flavors of late summer.

Spring Veggie Pasta
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Freshest Spring Veggie Pasta

There are four things that a great pasta recipe needs: not too many ingredients, it can’t be too complicated, it needs at least one healthy veggie, and of course it needs the pasta itself – that one soul-soothing thing that is so deeply satisfying.

Cauliflower Pizza
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Cauliflower Pizza

Okay, so a cauliflower pizza is hardly a new idea, but I was skeptical of a pizza crust made of cauliflower. Sounds more like the pizza box you throw away – cardboard with a smell of tomatoes clinging to it. But a cauliflower pizza is very healthy, and with the addition of cheese it turned out to be a beautiful thing.

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.