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Cajun spiced pork meatballs with crisp tender veg, al dente pasta and a delectable cajun cream sauce!  Yum!

Cajun spiced pork meatballs with crisp tender veg, al dente pasta and a delectable cajun cream sauce! Yum!

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Loaded with tomatoes, garbanzo beans, cucumber and olives, this satisfying whole grain salad is a tasty side dish for picnics.

Loaded with tomatoes, garbanzo beans, cucumber and olives, this satisfying whole grain salad is a tasty side dish for picnics.

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This savory stew is loaded with tender chunks of braised pork and creamy black beans with a subtle heat from hatch chilies.

This savory stew is loaded with tender chunks of braised pork and creamy black beans with a subtle heat from hatch chilies.

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Looking for a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes?  Mashed cauliflower with a whole head of sweet-roasted garlic and fresh thyme.

Looking for a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes? Mashed cauliflower with a whole head of sweet-roasted garlic and fresh thyme.

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Farm fresh greens, crisp cucumber, sweet-ripe strawberries, toasted almonds and pepitas in a tangy buttermilk poppyseed dressing {recipe}

Farm fresh greens, crisp cucumber, sweet-ripe strawberries, toasted almonds and pepitas in a tangy buttermilk poppyseed dressing {recipe}

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Sweetened with ripe bananas, flaked coconut and a little agave, this banana bread is simple to make and so tasty!

Sweetened with ripe bananas, flaked coconut and a little agave, this banana bread is simple to make and so tasty!

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Piled high with juicy, ripe strawberries and tart, tangy rhubarb in a flaky lattice crust, this is what summer dreams are made of!

Piled high with juicy, ripe strawberries and tart, tangy rhubarb in a flaky lattice crust, this is what summer dreams are made of!

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With a blend of cucumber and kiwi juice, a jalapeño infused tequila and a sweet-salty chili lime rim, this margarita will blow your mind!

With a blend of cucumber and kiwi juice, a jalapeño infused tequila and a sweet-salty chili lime rim, this margarita will blow your mind!

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Marinated and grilled portabella mushrooms with a fragrant basil aioli and all the fixins!  Great for Meatless Monday or when yer jes

Marinated and grilled portabella mushrooms with a fragrant basil aioli and all the fixins! Great for Meatless Monday or when yer jes' hangry!!!

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These cookies are the real deal — crunchy and peanutty - loaded with peanut butter chips and topped with chopped peanuts!

These cookies are the real deal — crunchy and peanutty - loaded with peanut butter chips and topped with chopped peanuts!

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An easy, delicious side dish that’s perfect for any occasion, these Stuffed Italian Zucchini Boats are so satisfying!

An easy, delicious side dish that’s perfect for any occasion, these Stuffed Italian Zucchini Boats are so satisfying!

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Have you ever had a salad that’s so good you can’t stop eating it?  This is that salad!

Have you ever had a salad that’s so good you can’t stop eating it? This is that salad!

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This gorgeous open-faced sandwich is loaded with farm fresh ingredients, smoked salmon and a crispy frizzled farm fresh egg.

This gorgeous open-faced sandwich is loaded with farm fresh ingredients, smoked salmon and a crispy frizzled farm fresh egg.

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Start with a smoky slice of Canadian Bacon then add sweet roasted peppers and fluffy scrambled egg.  Finish with mozzarella!  Breakfast!

Start with a smoky slice of Canadian Bacon then add sweet roasted peppers and fluffy scrambled egg. Finish with mozzarella! Breakfast!

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Tangy bite-sized lemon poppyseed muffins  with a swirl of glaze will make any breakfast or brunch a special occasion.

Tangy bite-sized lemon poppyseed muffins with a swirl of glaze will make any breakfast or brunch a special occasion.

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Hatch Green Chili Bread is sweet with a subtle tingly heat.  Delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner — be warned — it’s addictive!

Hatch Green Chili Bread is sweet with a subtle tingly heat. Delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner — be warned — it’s addictive!

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Brown rice and quinoa topped with seared chicken breast, savory black beans, sliced avocado and salsa verde is an easy 30 minute meal.

Brown rice and quinoa topped with seared chicken breast, savory black beans, sliced avocado and salsa verde is an easy 30 minute meal.

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A unique blend of spices transform plain old salmon into something really special.  Serve over a bed of stir-fried veggies - healthy and delicious!

A unique blend of spices transform plain old salmon into something really special. Serve over a bed of stir-fried veggies - healthy and delicious!

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Bell peppers stuffed with lean turkey, fresh vegetables and mozzarella make a great weeknight meal.  Top with marinara and parmesan!

Bell peppers stuffed with lean turkey, fresh vegetables and mozzarella make a great weeknight meal. Top with marinara and parmesan!

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Good morning sunshine!  Tropical Blood Orange Smoothie is the way to start every morning — sweet, tart and tangy!

Good morning sunshine! Tropical Blood Orange Smoothie is the way to start every morning — sweet, tart and tangy!

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Made with fire-roasted hatch green chilies, this bread is sweet with a mild but persistent heat.  Great with a bowl of chili!

Made with fire-roasted hatch green chilies, this bread is sweet with a mild but persistent heat. Great with a bowl of chili!

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Dress this Simple Citrus Almond Salad with a few crumbles of queso fresco and a homemade orange vinaigrette!  Yum!

Dress this Simple Citrus Almond Salad with a few crumbles of queso fresco and a homemade orange vinaigrette! Yum!

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If spring hasn’t quite made it to your town, warm up with this simple, savory Extra Stout Beef Carbonnade.

If spring hasn’t quite made it to your town, warm up with this simple, savory Extra Stout Beef Carbonnade.

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With melted chocolate, espresso powder Heath chips, toasted almonds and a finishing glaze, Mocha Almond Brickles have it all!

With melted chocolate, espresso powder Heath chips, toasted almonds and a finishing glaze, Mocha Almond Brickles have it all!

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Tender roasted carrots and spring onions with a vibrant spice rub!  Finish with crunchy pistachios and fresh cilantro for an easy side!

Tender roasted carrots and spring onions with a vibrant spice rub! Finish with crunchy pistachios and fresh cilantro for an easy side!

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Chunks of meaty swordfish, marinated with garlic, lime, cilantro and jalapeño, skewered and grilled to a healthy, delicious perfection!

Chunks of meaty swordfish, marinated with garlic, lime, cilantro and jalapeño, skewered and grilled to a healthy, delicious perfection!

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Tangy, sweet and freakishly addictive!  These tropical passion fruit tarts demand your immediate attention!

Tangy, sweet and freakishly addictive! These tropical passion fruit tarts demand your immediate attention!

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With a full pound of lump crabmeat, this quiche is celebration-worthy!  Great for brunch, lunch or dinner!

With a full pound of lump crabmeat, this quiche is celebration-worthy! Great for brunch, lunch or dinner!

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Pillowy soft gnocchi with chunks of Italian sausage, toothsome kale and sweet chewy sun-dried tomato.  Dinner in minutes.

Pillowy soft gnocchi with chunks of Italian sausage, toothsome kale and sweet chewy sun-dried tomato. Dinner in minutes.

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Is it the weekend yet?  Wake up to this savory, spicy Andouille Sweet Potato Frittata!  User your spiralizer for the sweet potatoes!

Is it the weekend yet? Wake up to this savory, spicy Andouille Sweet Potato Frittata! User your spiralizer for the sweet potatoes!

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On my daughter’s visit home from college, she fell in love with this edamame and quinoa salad.  “OMG - This is sooooooo good!!!” {recipe}

On my daughter’s visit home from college, she fell in love with this edamame and quinoa salad. “OMG - This is sooooooo good!!!” {recipe}

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A simple herb and spice rub transforms the humble pork tenderloin into a flavor-packed powerhouse!  Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, sugar-free!

A simple herb and spice rub transforms the humble pork tenderloin into a flavor-packed powerhouse! Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, sugar-free!

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Is it the butter-rich almond bar?  The smear of tart apricot jam?  The crunchy toasted almonds?  It’s all three — Yum!

Is it the butter-rich almond bar? The smear of tart apricot jam? The crunchy toasted almonds? It’s all three — Yum!

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Sweet Tart Passion Fruit Curd is a jolt of flavor!  Top your pound cake, fill a tart, sandwich between cookies or  lick it off the spoon!

Sweet Tart Passion Fruit Curd is a jolt of flavor! Top your pound cake, fill a tart, sandwich between cookies or lick it off the spoon!

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