Post image for Arugula, Wild Rice & Apricot Salad from Good Things Grow

In the summertime, there really is nothing better to eat than a good fresh salad. Read more »

Sherry -Jul 23, 2012, 7:12PM
I love the addition of fruit in salads. The combination of sweet and salty with herbs and vinegar is so refreshing, especially on a warm afternoon. Wheatberries would also be a good addition to a salad!

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Post image for Avocado Health Benefits and 3 Quick Recipes

Why are avocados so amazing? Not only do they taste delicious, they are also really good for you. Read more »

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Post image for Crunchy Quinoa and Guacamole

Today’s recipe comes from jet-setting yoga instructor Kathryn Budig!

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Tara -Aug 03, 2012, 8:41PM
this recipe was tagged Vegan, so for those who are looking for such a recipe should be warned that "ghee" is NOT vegan, it's made from butter. I don't know if you can by a vegan substitute, but you can easily replace the ghee with vegan margarine or butter (like earth balance). I doubt you'd be able to tell much, if any, difference. :)
Matthew Slone -Jul 18, 2012, 5:52AM
What an amazing recipe!!! Outstanding in all 3 important categories: Quick & Easy, Delicious, and Nutritious/Healthy... p.s. to Laura....The Quacamole name no doubt, comes from the use of Quinoa in the dish!!! :D

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Post image for Guest Post: Blueberry Lavender Vanilla Ice Cream – Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free

Today’s recipe comes from the lovely Beth Manos Brickey of the blog Tasty Yummies! Read on for a mouth-watering and refreshing summer recipe that can be used to make ice cream or popsicles!

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Vanessa -Aug 25, 2012, 8:34PM
I've been craving lavender ice cream all summer - I'm so making this!
kristen -Jul 10, 2012, 10:15AM
yum! I am hooked on lavender ice-cream. I wish vanilla bean wasn't so expensive. I can't wait to try this out!

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Post image for Mountain Shake Recipe: The Best Healthy Shake You’ll Ever Taste?

Get your week started on the right foot with this incredible green Mountain Shake recipe – it’s healthy yet decadent, full of nutrients and will leave you feeling full and energized. It might just be the yummiest healthy shake I’ve tried! Read more »

Taylor -Jul 03, 2012, 6:49PM
this may sound stupid, but i didn't know bee pollen was edible! www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com
Michelle -Jul 03, 2012, 1:14PM
Looks yummy!

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Post image for Summer Salad with Spicy Pecan Dressing

I picked up some blue cheese along with freshly picked apples at the local farmer’s market one weekend. When I got home, the two ingredients turned into this fresh summer salad with a toasted fennel and spicy pecan dressing. Read more »

Christina Hanik -Jul 29, 2012, 7:39PM
whomever thought something so simple could taste so good is a genious!
Petri -Jul 05, 2012, 12:39PM
YuMMy!

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Post image for Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Raw Squash from Cookie & Kate

This recipe comes from vegetarian food blogger, Kate, of Cookie & Kate. I love her blog because it’s chockfull of unexpected food combinations that approach the vegetarian and whole foods lifestyle with zest. Just because you choose to eat food close to the source and in season doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. With her pup Cookie by her side, it seems like Kate is always playing it up in the kitchen, and it shows through in her recipes.

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Lynnette -Jun 29, 2012, 1:57PM
Wow! This looks delicious :D
Christie -Jun 28, 2012, 9:51PM
Looks delicious and perfect for these piping hot days!!

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Post image for Thai Coconut Cucumber Salad from Love & Lemons

This week’s recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogging duos, Jack and Jeanine of Love & Lemons. Their blog is full of healthy (mostly vegetarian) and lactose free recipes that will make you salivate. Whenever I’m looking for healthy inspiration this is definitely a blog that I turn to. This week they prepared for us a Thai Coconut Cucumber salad that makes me yearn for late outdoor summer dinners. Read more »

Lily -Jun 24, 2012, 11:35PM
I made this as part of dinner tonight, a side of an asian put-together meal. It was very satisfying, very Thai! I omitted the edamame (because I didn't want to bother with it) and tofu (since the rest of the meal I made focused largely on tofu), but instead used beech mushrooms, which worked out really well. I am a huge fan of mint used in savory dishes, and this certainly pleased me. After my boyfriend and I had our shares, plus the rest of the meal, I went back to finish the salad. I couldn't resist.
Haille -Jun 24, 2012, 7:06PM
After church I saw this on twitter and thought "well I know what I'm having for lunch!" We didn't have red curry, so I learned how to make it! Instead of tofu I substituted with tilapia that had been broiled in butter and garlic salt. Since we were lacking arugula I just used romaine lettuce and added some spinach leaves in. I also sautéed some purple onions with a bit of butter, some of the red curry paste, and salt, then added those to the mix. I made it for my mother and I, and it was just delectable! We loved it. Even my brother (who doesn't like salad) was trying to devour mine. Thank you for posting this recipe! It was delicious. Next time I'll probably try using portobellos :)

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Post image for Charity Gala: The Great Chefs Event

Last Tuesday, I was so graciously invited to the seventh annual Great Chef’s Event, a night of charity and outstanding food to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Over 50 world-renowned chefs were in attendance here at the Navy Yard, whipping up their best bites for the cause. Read more »

Post image for Tea Time with Alexis Siemons

I first met Alexis back at the Kinfolk dinner a few weeks ago. She prepared four types of iced tea for the dinner that were unlike anything I had had before.  Read more »

Erika -Jun 22, 2012, 10:24AM
Delicious recipes, thank you so much for sharing, I'm loving this so much!
Alexis -Jun 21, 2012, 4:51PM
Kristen, feel free to pop over to my blog (teaspoonsandpetals.com) for more recipes. I'll be updating it more frequently with tea-infused summer treats. Thanks!

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Post image for Flower and Berry Ice Cubes

These creative little flower and berry ice cubes give added fun to any drink. Whether you’re hosting a party or just relaxing at home, why not add them in? Read more »

harneet -Feb 16, 2014, 12:36AM
Super! But need to know edible flowers.
-Jan 22, 2014, 12:49PM
This is a beautiful result, but what flowers are you using? The recipe just says "a bouquet of flowers". Some types of flowers are poisonous, or even fatal when eaten, so it would be nice if the readers knew what edible flowers you were using here.

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Post image for Gluten-Free Vegan Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Tarts with Whipped Coconut Cream

Another delicious recipe from our friend Beth over at Tasty Yummies, the master of gluten-free and vegan desserts.  Read more »

i love tarts -Jul 17, 2013, 4:56PM
but I have got to give you credit for the great idea! its probably the healthiest tart ive ever heared of.
i love tarts -Jul 17, 2013, 4:46PM
we have no more flour so is it ok if we crush almonds?

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