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Humpanadas (Hummus Empanadas)

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I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Happy National Hummus Day! You’re just in time to celebrate.  If you’ve noticed your social media flooded with #NationalHummusDay tags, that’s because today, May 13, 2017, is the big day. And what better way to celebrate then with these Hummus Empanadas, which I am calling “Humpanadas”.

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Recipe: The PRO Bowl (Protein & Probiotics Lunch Bowl)

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Happy Spring!  This month’s challenge for The Recipe Redux is “Spring Clean Your Fridge” in honor of the first day of spring.  I have a tendency to buy a lot of items in the grocery store with good intentions of using for recipe development.  Therefore I was thrilled with the recent challenge of ONLY using items currently available in my fridge and pantry.  I decided to give my usual lunch a makeover with a lunch bowl.  The lunchtime PRO Bowl is born!

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Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves

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Let’s celebrate #TacoTuesday with a #MeatlessMonday theme on this #WellnessWednesday.  Today I’m unveiling my first official entry for The Recipe ReDux, a monthly recipe contest founded by fellow dietitians.  I’m stoked that the first contest is something already in steady dinnertime rotation: tacos!  Continue reading “Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves”

Broccoli Cheddar Potato Cups

Mini Broccoli Cheddar Potato Cups

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Potatoes USA and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Today we’re talking about one of the most misunderstood vegetables at the market.  The one everyone associates as a “bad” food.  The guy everyone shames in favor of their supposedly superior orange cousin.  That’s right – today I’m going to be setting the record straight on the POTATO.
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Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

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Mr E and I have a lot of meal-time traditions we’ve established for ourselves over the years: ice cream date on Sunday nights in the summer, wine & cheese Fridays, Slow Cooker Snow Days, and my favorite weekend tradition: BRUNCH! I’m obsessed with brunch, mostly because the menu options are always such a great variety. Sweet, savory, veggies, and fruit – there’s a little something for any mood I’m feeling.  And a mimosa or bloody to accompany the meal is always welcome. A brunch staple  is eggs benny, but I have one issue – I’m not a huge hollandaise sauce fan.  Continue reading “Avocado Hollandaise Sauce”

Vegan Lasagne

Vegan Lasagne Roll-ups

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Have you heard? 2016 is the International Year of the Pulses. Pulses are better known as legumes, and include dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils. These tiny powerhouses are loaded with protein, fiber, iron, and zinc. If you haven’t been incorporating more pulses into your plate, there is a new way to make it happen by giving an old favorite a makeover. Continue reading “Vegan Lasagne Roll-ups”

Freekeh Sunflower Burger

Freekeh Sunflower Burger

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If you haven’t had a chance to try out the Freekeh Risotto recipe that was posted last week, here’s another chance to get your Freekeh on.  This time you’ll find your Freekeh in burger form- a high protein way to enjoy your next Meatless Monday meal.  And this hearty Freekeh Sunflower burger will have no one asking, “Where’s the Beef?” Continue reading “Freekeh Sunflower Burger”

FNCE 2015: New Food Trends to Try Together

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This past weekend I was at our annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, lovingly referred to as FNCE (pronounce “fence-E”), hosted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. First off, I’d like to say “HI!” to all the fellow dietitians I met over the past few days. We truly have some amazing minds and leaders in our field. If you haven’t heard the words “microbiome” or “FODMAP” yet, they’ll become household names and topping your Google searches soon. In addition to learning about new research and happenings in the field of nutrition, it also was a chance for food companies to debut new products & trends. Continue reading “FNCE 2015: New Food Trends to Try Together”

Grilled Tropical Salsa

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! How will you celebrate a day that, according to Mr. E and his 50% Mexican heritage, Mexicans don’t really celebrate (according to him, it’s like celebrating 4th of July on March 3rd)? If the plan is to eat chips with guac and chase it with a margarita for Date Night, you and your significant other may want to rethink your plans to include some more substantial foods into your celebration plans. And just keep driving past Taco Bell. Unless you want to spend Seis de Mayo with that wonderful combo of being bloated AND dehydrated at the same time. Continue reading “Grilled Tropical Salsa”

Pita Chip Crust

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I don’t buy many snacks to keep around in our house. No temptation, no snacking. My husband, on the other hand, loves to have a little “crunch” with his sandwiches and always wants to have a side of chips. So as a compromise, one of the few exceptions I’ll make is for Stacy’s Pita Chips. Continue reading “Pita Chip Crust”