Roasted Pepper Soup

September 19, 2014

We’re nearing the end of September which means we’re inching our way to rainy season. It’s time to make the most of the last of the summer’s bounty as we transition into soup and comfort food season! This is a delicious simple soup highlighting bell peppers and tomatoes, best served very hot with crusty bread […]

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Chopped Chickpea Salad

September 12, 2014

Last week we had greek-inspired burgers. This week it’s a mediterranean-inspired chopped salad- packed with veggies and chickpeas for protein! Ingredients: 1 small cucumber, diced 2 cups of diced tomatoes- split cherry tomatoes, heirloom, or on-the-vine 1 small red onion, diced 1-15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained Additional ingredients: kalamata olives, feta, red pepper, […]

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Grown-Up Carrot Salad

August 22, 2014

Carrot Raisin salad was one of my favorites as a kid. But with a dressing of mayo, milk, and sugar, it’s best left as an occasional treat. This grown up version replaces the mayo-based dressing with fruit juice, olive oil and honey and pairs great with spicy tropical flavors like jerk chicken or fish. Ingredients: […]

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Deconstructed Guacamole

August 15, 2014

A party favorite, guacamole is filled with delicious ingredients- avocado, tomato, jalapeño, onion, lime juice. In this ‘deconstructed’ guacamole, we leave the masher in the drawer, even out the ratio of tomato to avocado, and add beans for their protein, changing it from a snack to a substantial side dish. Even though avocados are full […]

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Simple Hummus

July 25, 2014

You had an awesome workout at Portland Team fitness and now you’re looking for a post-workout snack. You could reach for a granola bar or a protein shake, but why would you when you can have real food instead? With a food processor and a few minutes you can make protein-packed hummus to have on […]

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Summer Peas

June 20, 2014

One of the veggies in season right now are snow and sugar snap peas. I’m happy to eat them straight out of the garden so they rarely make it to my table, but despite that, I thought I’d share a super simple recipe to make them even better. Ingredients: ½ lb sugar snap or snow […]

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