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Entertaining Essentials: Veal Scaloppine Summer Salad Topped with Corn, Leek, and Asparagus Sauté

My easy to make, crispy light veal scaloppine served over this main dish dinner salad is going to be your new go to for all warm weather, summer entertaining. I promise you’ll impress your pals at the next alfresco dinner party or casual date night with these bright colors, bursts of citrus, and simple farm fresh ingredients that combine to make, if I may say so myself, summer salad perfection.

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Veal Scaloppine Summer Salad Topped with Corn, Leek, and Asparagus Sauté

My easy to make, crispy light veal scaloppine served over this main dish dinner salad is going to be your new go to for all warm weather, summer entertaining. I promise you’ll impress your pals at the next alfresco dinner party or casual date night with these bright colors, bursts of citrus, and simple farm fresh ingredients that combine to make, if I may say so myself, summer salad perfection.

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Whole Wheat Banana Coconut – Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

These whole wheat banana – coconut chocolate chip mini muffins are light, low calorie treats for an on-the-go breakfast or mid-day snack. They are easy and quick to make and give your normal banana nut muffin a slight upgrade with the addition of coconut, honey, and lemon zest. Make ahead for a healthy way to feed the family all week long or for a super fast brunch treat.

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Summer Snacking: Green and Pink Pick Me Up Vegan Smoothie Pops

I love stocking the freezer with homemade, easy to grab and go summer snacks and treats. These green and pink smoothie popsicles aren’t just delightful on the eyes and instagrammable good, they are delicious and packed with energizing fresh veggies and fruits. They are also dairy free, gluten free, and and easily adaptable for picky eaters. Perfect for a summer afternoon pick me up or healthy dessert for the kids. Don’t have time to freeze the pops? Just make a smoothie following the same recipe!

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Raw Cashew and Spinach Pesto Meatballs Made Gluten Free

These baked turkey meatballs are one of my sneakiest and most delicious ways to get tons of healthy greens and lots of raw protein into the belly of any picky eater. Using gluten free rolled oats and cheesy pesto, these balls don’t need eggs or any additional ingredients to make them perfectly plump. Make ahead, store in the fridge for weeknight meal prep or freeze some for last minute dinners in the future.

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What’s For Dinner: Chipotle Pepper and Cumin Roasted Chicken Fajitas

DIY’ing at the dinner table has always been a thing in my family. Growing up the most popular make it yourself spread was the chicken fajita. And while these memories are of simpler times, i.e., shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, Kraft shredded cheddar, and grilled chicken, there is no denying that the famous sizzlin’ fajita is just really damn delish, no matter the sum of the parts.

By classing it up a bit with authentic Mexican spices, restaurant worthy – make ahead side dishes, and some adult beverages, fajita night is still a major thing in adulthood (wait, I have to be an adult?). So when days like Cinco de Mayo roll around, or just about any other Friday night, the fajita is one serious party participation pleaser.

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Lemon Baked Chicken Paillard Over Citrus Ramp and Veggie Angel Hair Pasta

Our baked to crispy perfection chicken paillard dish is paired with a lemon packed ramp angel hair pasta dish that is light, crisp, and totally satisfying in those warmer months of alfresco dining. Inspired by almost every culinary moment I had out in Capri, where every chef has a lemony-white wine pasta dish that is so simple yet delicious that it blows your mind.

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Thai Ginger – Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Eat like you’re having tacos but with a lot less guilt… and in Thailand. Our Thai flavored chicken sautéed in a gingery, tangy peanut sauce is addictive. The platter is a pretty party in itself. Guests will be happy and full and asking for more.

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Almond, Herb, and Spinach Pesto

Almond, fresh herbs, and spinach make for a thick vitamin packed pesto that can be used on toast, in pasta sauce, on top of fish, or mixed into meatballs. And it’s no secret we love a sauce with vibrant colors that is as delicious as it looks. There is a thicker consistency in this pesto because of the fresh spinach and almonds, making anything you add it to a little more decadent.

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Hot Halloumi Cheese &Tabouli Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Halloumi cheese has been sent down to us from the Greek Gods. It’s the perfectly salty & melty cheese for a stand alone course or a creative starter. These Mediterranean style lettuce wraps are a welcome addition to our appetizer entourage. I love the flavors together and the all my eaters love to experience melted cheese in new ways.

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