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Sprouted Chickpea Falafel Balls

When I wrote about my Real Sourdough Pita Bread I introduced you to one of my all-time favorite restaurants, Falafel’s Drive In. They have that perfect mix of Middle East authenticity and American drive-in. It’s a great combination! Every time I’m in San Jose, California, I stop in for a falafel or two, a banana milkshake, …

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Easy Sheet-Pan Roasted Summer Vegetables With Parmesan and Basil

When the summer vegetables like new potatoes, squash, and peppers start to show up I get really excited. It means it’s time for one of our favorite vegetable preparations. These easy sheet-pan roasted vegetables will remind you why simply prepared summer vegetables are so special. You don’t need much to make fresh summer vegetables shine. …

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Sugar-Free Cinnamon Maple Roasted Pecans

If you love sweet pecans and cinnamon together then you will fall head-over-heels for these roasted nuts! These sugar-free cinnamon maple roasted pecans are sweet, cinnamony, and salty. They make a great addition to salads or trail mixes. Use them to top mashed yams or mix them in with roasted butternut squash. They are a …

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Thai Basil and Roasted Peanut Slaw

BBQ season is upon us and you know that means friends, family, and food! This impromptu slaw came together with inspiration from all the wonderful herbs at my local organic farm stand, especially the beautiful, fresh Thai basil. Luckily I was able to grab a quick pic of this beauty before my dinner guests dove …

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Extra Creamy Ranch – A Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Dressing or Dipping Sauce

You are going to love this super low-carb, tangy, herby, keto-friendly ranch dressing. Finding great sauces for low-carb food can be tricky. This one sauce can do a lot. It will brighten up your favorite crunchy salad, or cool down your spicy chicken. It’s extra thick and creamy, making it perfect for dipping. YUM! Do …

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Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette – Dressing, Dipping Sauce, and Marinade

It doesn’t get much easier than this strawberry basil vinaigrette made in your blender! In fact vinaigrettes in general are pretty simple to make. Having just a few basic ingredients on hand in your pantry will allow you to come up with simple flavorful vinaigrettes in no time. Some items to stock include: Organic extra …

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Easy Classic Caesar Dressing With Simple Salad Instructions

All hail Caesar! No, really… is there a better salad in all of history?! I think not. My life would surely be incomplete without my beloved Caesar salad. The simplicity of the crisp romaine salad is the perfect palette for the bold flavors of the intense lemon, garlic, Parmesan, and anchovy dressing. I guess if …

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Creamy Garlic Dill Dressing for Salad, Chicken, or Fish

I’ve been on a big-time salad kick the last few weeks. The holidays tend to bog me down with heavy winter foods and starting in January I always crave salad. Not just a weak little side salad — I want a real, meal-sized salad. Salad dressing is one condiment I never buy. It’s easy to …

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Fennel, Beet, and Apple Salad With Cranberry Ginger Beet Dressing

This is one of my all-time favorite combinations. Crisp fennel, roasted beets, crunchy apple, smooth creamy fresh chèvre, and toasty pecans all topped with a tart, tangy, gingery cranberry dressing. The colors in this salad are stunning and the flavors will blow you away. I like to eat as seasonally as I can, so as …

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