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Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Quinoa (3)

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Quinoa

If it's summer it must be tomato season! And that means I'm putting tomatoes in another recipe! This time I'm mixing a bruschetta topping of heirloom tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil, olive oil and white balsamic vinegar and topping a bowl of the super grain quinoa. Actually you can top any super grain you prefer and the fabulous flavor of the bruschetta topping will infuse the grain and make your mouth water! You'll be so happy summer and tomato season are here! Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Quinoa 1 cup quinoa* 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 3 Tbs. olive oil, preferably extra ...

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Ginger Glazed Blueberry Scones

Ginger Glazed Blueberry Scones

I love the ease of dining al fresco on a summer morning with Ginger Glazed Blueberry Scones and a pitcher of iced tea. Add a slight breeze and warm sunshine and my morning just went from good to fabulous! With blueberry season in full swing, scones are the perfect way to savor the sweetness of one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world! The list of the health benefits of blueberries is quite amazing. Blueberries are : high in fiber low in calories low on the glycemic index a natural source of soluble fiber and insoluble fiber rich in antioxidants which reverses damage by ...

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Raspberry Nectarine Smoothie Bowl

Raspberry Nectarine Smoothie Bowl

What's richer, creamier and thicker than a smoothie? A smoothie bowl, of course! Want to start your day feeling indulgent AND being healthy? Whirl up a Raspberry Nectarine Smoothie Bowl in the blender and top it with the goodness of flax seeds, sliced almonds, toasted coconut, granola and luscious fresh fruits! It's going to be a good day when it starts with a Raspberry Nectarine Smoothie Bowl! Good morning to you! Raspberry Nectarine Smoothie Bowl Smoothie: 2 cups frozen raspberries 1 container (5.3 ounces) raspberry Greek yogurt 1/2 banana 1/2 nectarine 3 Tbs. almond milk 1 Tbs. ...

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Cucumber Salad close-up

Cucumber Salad

When cucumbers grow with such enthusiasm in summer gardens it's time to make Cucumber Salad! The crisp fresh flavor of the cucumbers are brightened by the sweet tanginess of the light vinaigrette. Cucumbers provide us with valuable anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer benefits. Select cucumbers that are firm and bright medium to dark green in color. Typically cucumbers with thin skins have fewer seeds than cucumber with thicker skins, who knew? Store cucumbers in the refrigerator and they will stay fresh for several days. Cucumber Salad will be a refreshing compliment ...

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Curried Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Curried Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

The dog days of summer have officially arrived and boy is it ever hot and humid here in Jersey! I certainly don't want to turn on the stovetop, the oven or even the grill today. So I'll be making a chicken salad that I can put together with just a few ingredients from my fridge and ...

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No-Bake Olympic Rings Cookies

No-Bake Olympic Rings Sugar Cookies

All eyes will be on Rio and the Olympic Games for the next few weeks! We are so excited to cheer on Team USA and can't wait for the medals to start coming! The kids will love being a part of the team when they make these No-Bake Olympic Rings Sugar Cookies. It really doesn't get much ...

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Olympic Torch Brownie Cones HORIZONTAL

Olympic Torch Brownie Cones

Let the games begin! The lighting of the flame is the ceremonial kick-off to the Olympics and dates back to the games of ancient Greece. This year 12,000 people will be a part of the Rio 2016 Torch Relay in over 300 cities in 27 states across Brazil taking over 95 ...

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Quinoa With Feta & Dill

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad With Feta & Dill

Quinoa, still popular after all these years. With all the other grains popping up quinoa has lots of good reasons to still be a crowd favorite. It's gluten free, high in protein, high in fiber, nutrient dense and low calorie. But wait, that's not all! Did I mention that it's also high in ...

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Mango Sorbet

Mango Sorbet

Tropical, creamy, rich and sweet with a just a hint of tartness, Mango Sorbet is so refreshing on a hot summer day! Just three ingredients in a blender and there you go! Sorbet, unlike ice cream and gelato, does not contain milk or cream. Made of a fruit puree and juice or simple syrup, a sorbet is ...

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