Find original, delicious salad & soup recipes and blog posts about food, nutrition and health.

 

Find original, delicious salad & soup recipes and blog posts about food, nutrition and health.

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Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

End of the summer, juicy and ripe tomatoes make the best Tomato Salad. Pairs well with any protein, especially grilled! I get a lot of tomatoes in my garden every summer, and this is my all-time favorite way to use those tomatoes up! You just can’t buy juicy tomatoes...

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Easy Classic Hummus

Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Here is a hummus recipe that is super easy to blend up. Yes, I finally made hummus, all by myself! I’m feeling accomplished. :) I love hummus, but usually buy it at a local company here in Portland. I wanted to make it...

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Quick One-Pot Chili with Taco Seasoning

Quick One-Pot Chili is full of vegetables, protein and a flavorful tomato broth with a hint of garlic and taco seasoning! all cooked in the one pan! This one-pot chili recipe is both satisfying and full of healthy goodness. My mom shared this quick chili recipe with...

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Easy Sautéed Zucchini Recipe

  Easy Sautéed Zucchini with Onions (that's it!). Healthy and simple, it's the perfect quick summer side dish recipe! What are the benefits of Zucchini Zucchini is considered one of the best types of squash, it contains a array of nutrients, minerals, and...

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Easy Balsamic Tomato Salad

This is an easy and juicy Balsamic Tomato Salad filled with vitamins and health benefits! Tomatoes could be used in a variety of recipes, but sometimes just a simple tomato salad like this one can give you the benefits of tomatoes quickly! Benefits of tomatoes 95% of...

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Quick and Easy Seared Zucchini

A simple and Quick and Easy Zucchini Recipe that comes together with just a few ingredients and a couple of steps. Although it's still not quite summer here in Portland, zucchini has started to come into our local grocery stores. This summer vegetable doesn’t need to...

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Roasted Asparagus with Cheese and Herb

Roasted asparagus with cheese and herb and garlic is the best side dish to any meal! This dish is Keto friendly if you are into that sort of thing. Toss some asparagus on a baking sheet, add some cheese with a mixture of garlic and cilantro, and you’re practically...

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Quick Dairy-Free Creamy Avocado Spread

Let your imagination run wild with this quick dairy-free creamy avocado spread. You can seriously put it on anything and everything. How to pick up a the ripe avocado? There’s nothing more disappointing than anticipating the taste of a ripe avocado, only to cut in and...

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Chickpea Veggie Bowl

Lately, I have been loving to make and eat Buddha bowls. This chickpea veggie bowl is loaded with nutrition and bursts of flavor. Just how much nutrition is packed into this chickpea bowl?  Benefit of Cauliflower Some call it the new superfood, and I would agree. It...

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Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

I have been wanting to share this nutritional beet salad with goat cheese for a while now. This beet salad is full of healthy benefits. Low in calories, and could help you improve the digestion system. Beets are a delicious and versatile vegetable that is easy to add...

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Mashed & Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Oven roasted Brussel sprouts may not be your favorite type of cabbage, but just maybe this simple recipe could change your mind. What are oven roasted Brussel sprouts good for? These sprouts can be paired with any sort of protein or meal. If you haven’t already met...

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Butter Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

A great source of vitamin D - mushrooms. An ingredient that could be combined with so many different veggies, but could also be a side dish like this Butter Garlic Roasted Mushroom recipe. Have you gone mushroom picking yet? I haven’t, but I did pick up some local...

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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash is a great way to add vitamin A into your diet in the fall. Where have I been I travel, sometimes quite often. Recently I visited the East Coast in New York, NY for just a couple of days. New York is one of my favorite places in the States. I...

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Olivier Salad

A healthier version of the Classic Russian Olivier Salad. This is basically a potato salad, with more vegetables. Olivier salad is great as a side dish, but also it has enough to fill you up just on its own. This yummy vegetable salad is good for picnicking or even...

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