Kimchi – Hoisin Glass Noodles

Kimchi is one of the most delicious ways to get your gut health on. The crunchy, strangely addictive fermented veggie can sometimes scare people (ok I get that the scent is a bit intense). But I am telling you, this recipe will trick them into loving the thing. The simple dressing dials down the intensity of plain kimchi, without loosing its flavor and healthy gut-boosting lactobacilli bacteria (since there is no cooking involved with the veggies). Add in avocados or pair it with a meat for a full on delish dinner. This is also totally vegan, gluten free, and dairy free, which means all your ultra healthy pals will think you’re totally in tune with their super trendy lifestyle.

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Vindaloo Curry Spice Roasted Baby Potatoes

Indian spices and roasted potatoes go hand in hand. I love how fragrant the kitchen becomes from these small but seriously delicious potatoes. I like the baby potatoes because they roast well in a small amount of time, allow for the flavors of the spices to really come out in every bite, and look pretty when they come in a variety of colors.

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Summer Veggie & Salami Pasta Salad with Yogurt, Cashew, and Herb Dressing

Summer cooking should be bright and full of the freshest produce. This pasta salad has an Italian spin with Salami and a pesto type vinaigrette, without the heaviness of cheese. I love finding new ways to incorporate raw nuts into my dressings and sauces, adding depth of flavor, a smoother, more decadent consistency and of course some protein. Packed atop a bed of greens, this is one of the prettiest, most brightly colored platters you’ll put on the table, which is exactly why you should pair it with a bouquet of sunflowers.

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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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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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Spring Greens, Lemony Ginger Baked Rice Pilaf

Full of greens, baked to fluffy perfection, this hands free rice pilaf is the perfect party side. People will love the colors, bright tangy and nutty flavors, and you can make it way ahead of time or just stick it in the oven during cocktails for a pipping hot side dish that tastes like you’ve been slaving over the stove.

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Spring Pea and Three Cheese Cashew Pesto

Peas in pesto are a great green thing. Make this for little ones who won’t eat their veggies or grown ups who you still have to trick into getting their daily fix.

The lighter, subtle flavor of cashews won’t over power the sweet flavor of the peas and will allow the cheese to come through as well. Peas not in season? Don’t worry about it and opt for frozen peas from the bag. You will still get all the sweet, bright flavors of spring even in the colder months.

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