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Warm Kale Salad with Roasted Beets, Cauliflower, and Goat Cheese

Let me start by saying that I’m really excited about this salad (and I do not normally get excited about salad). Like most of the recipes I post, this Warm Kale Salad with Roasted Beets, Cauliflower, and Goat Cheese came as a dinner experiment that turned out pretty amazing. It’s basically everything you want in […]

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Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta with Zucchini Noodles

It’s my belief that no matter how amateur of a chef you are, you should be capable enough to create and experience homemade pesto sauce. The great thing about pesto is that it’s kind of difficult to mess up, as the flavor comes straight from the quality of the ingredients rather than any special cooking […]

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Fat Tuesday Turned Skinny: Healthy Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

With Mardis Gras and Fat Tuesday celebrations in the air, I wanted to be able to enjoy the flavors of Louisiana without actually¬†feeling fat. Luckily, this creamy cajun chicken pasta does just that, providing a super easy dinner with less calories and fat than the standard recipe without sacrificing on taste. It’s got serious flavor […]

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheddar Savory Breakfast Oatmeal

I have never been big on having sweets for breakfast. While I frequently start my day with a Fage yogurt with honey or a sweet chia pudding for weight-management purposes, if I had it my way I’d have an everything bagel with scallion cream cheese or a bacon egg and cheese on a kaiser roll […]

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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Hash Browns

As unbelievably sick and tired as I am of this terrible weather, another snowstorm = another day working from home = another opportunity to get creative with my breakfast. As you may have already guessed from one of my previous recipes, I’m a big fan of brussels sprouts. On a recent grocery trip, I ended […]

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Healthy Quinoa Fried “Rice” with Fried Egg and Avocado

I am a total sucker for fried rice. Yes, your standard fried rice from the Chinese takeout spot is a total carbo-loaded, oil soaked, sodium-heavy gut bomb, but damn, is it good. So while I will happily eat an entire carton of pork fried rice, I still try to opt for healthier versions every once […]

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Esquites – Cafe Habana & La Esquina Style Mexican Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado

One of my favorite things to eat is the grilled corn on the cob, or elotes,¬†from La Esquina and Cafe Habana in the Nolita neighborhood of NYC. The basic recipe is quite simple: fresh corn on the cob charred on the grill, coated with a mixture of mayonnaise and crema (Mexican sour cream), cotija cheese, […]

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Kale and Ricotta Breakfast Pizza

As it’s currently a wintry mess in NYC, I am working from home to avoid having to walk through all the slush. The beauty of working from home, aside from being able to stay in your PJs, is definitely better food options (No work cafeteria! No having to eat the same boring soup or pay […]

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Game Day Appetizers: Lean Turkey Buffalo Meatballs with Cool Ranch Doritos “Breadcrumbs”

In my personal opinion, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the greatest days invented by mankind. It pits the 2 greatest teams from my favorite sports league against each other, it let’s you stuff your face without feeling bad about it, and it drives companies and agencies to try to create the best commercials of […]

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Healthy Meals for Busy People: Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chicken Breasts in Poblano Sauce

Tonight’s post comes from something of an experiment. As a huge fan of Trader Joe’s and especially the Trader Joe’s frozen section, my fridge is pretty much always stocked with some form of food that can be prepared in less than 8 minutes, usually via microwave. So after coming home from work starving, I basically […]

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