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Posts tagged “Pinon

Candied Ginger Orange Salad #OrangeInspiration

Candied Ginger Orange Salad with Feta, Pinons & a Maple Orange Ginger Yogurt Dressing

with feta, toasted pinons & a maple orange ginger yogurt dressing A green salad topped with Cara Cara oranges, a sweet, almost pink orange, crystallized ginger, pinons and a creamy orange ginger yogurt dressing. Sometimes the people that seem so strong, the ones you never suspect are suffering, are the ones who are breaking down inside, or […]


Carrot Lime Salad & a Cookbook Review

I’m venturing out into new salad territory … thanks to a new cookbook I received in the mail to review. My friend Sonali at The Foodie Physician asked if I’d be willing to do a review for The Complete Book of Raw Food cookbook. I thought about it for a moment and then I said, […]


Creamy Cucumber Avocado Pasta Sauce

Creamy Cucumber Avocado Pasta Sauce ~ super simple sauce that tastes like summer! from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted from The Simple Veganista A fresh, quick, no-cook lemony sauce for pasta that tastes like summer. So welcome in the midst of the cold, gray winter when my spirits and the outdoor temperatures are low and I start to wonder what summer looks like. I swear, every year, I trudge on through life, but […]


Chive Asparagus Pesto

Chive Asparagus Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pesto #recipe

I learn the most marvelous things from my friends. This one I learned from one of my yoga friends: You don’t have to wait for basil season to have pesto.  She mentioned to us very casually that she had made chive pesto one day in conversation … and the conversation went on and we were […]


Chicken Mango Avocado Salad

Chicken Mango Avocado Salad with Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #recipe

with Rosemary Maple Yogurt Dressing & Toasted Pinons Sometimes when I’m at yoga and I’m doing the “listening to your body” part, I hear my body screaming for certain foods. Tonight my body was screaming for chicken … partly because our power yoga class was particularly challenging this evening and partly because I hadn’t eaten […]


Lucky Red Lentil Dip with Toasted Pita Crisps

Lucky Red Lentil Dip with Toasted Pitas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lentil #dip #recipe

Slightly adapted from Cooking Light In Italy, lentils are supposed to symbolize money and good fortune for the coming year, so I thought it would be fun to make something with lentils for New Year’s Day.  Italians, Germans, and Brazilians all eat lentils for New Year’s Day celebrations. So this New Year’s, I’m having a […]


Black Bean, Feta and Avocado Couscous Citrus Salad

Couscous, Black Bean, Kumquat and Avocado Salad with Feta, Cucumber, and Toasted Pine Nuts

with cilantro, cucumber, and toasted pinons I couldn’t stop eating this salad. It was one of those find-things-in-your-fridge-and-toss-them-together kind of meals … but once I got it all together, I could not believe how good it tasted. I was telling my yoga friend about this salad and she asked how it is that I have all these […]


Herb Salad with Chicken, Feta, Pinons & Oriental Vinaigrette

Herb Salad with Breaded Chicken, Feta Cheese, Pinon Nuts and Oriental Vinaigrette

I don’t know if you noticed but I was away from my kitchen last week, travelling in California. The company I work for lives out in California … everyone else who works for this company lives in California. Most of them come into the office every day. I am the lone midwestern employee, working remotely. […]

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