Corn, Scallion and Cilantro Arepas

Another great recipe for the entire family. These savory pancakes are quick, easy and nutritious.

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Grilled Tofu with Cilantro Sauce

Tofu is so versatile, low calorie and packed with healthy protein that I’m always looking for new recipes.  The cilantro sauce really makes the tofu stand out.  It’s also delicious served with grilled summer squash, mushrooms or other grilled vegetables.  I mopped it up with some crusty bread, like a baguette.   Ingredients: 2 cups cilantro leaves 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2...
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How to Make Thin Crust Pizza Dough

I love to end the week with a homemade pizza; there is just something truly satisfying in making your own dough.  I also like to experiment with different toppings. This recipe is from one of my favorite cooking magazines, Cooks Illustrated. These guys test their recipes to perfection.  This pizza dough is thin, crispy and tastes delicious. One caveat, you need to have a food processor...
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Socca, a Healthy Crepe for Vegans and Carnivores alike

I was going through my old recipes when I discovered this delicious treat.  Socca is popular in the south of France, where it’s eaten hot off the griddle with a cool glass of wine.  Besides the fact this recipe only requires 3 ingredients (not counting the salt and pepper), it’s so easy to make.  The thinner you make them, the crispier and better they taste. Makes 8 servings...
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Gordon Ramsay’s Red Lentil Curry

I’m a big fan of Chef Ramsay.  This curry is adapted from a recipe I found online.  It’s easy, tastes delicious and also happens to be vegan.  And from what I’ve heard him say about vegetarians on TV, I’m sure he did not purposely make it vegan. Lentils are high in protein, high in fiber, low in fat and packed with minerals. Besides being a nutritional powerhouse, lentils also...
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Flay’ed Jerk Chicken

Who said chicken is boring?  This Jerk Chicken rub à la Bobby Flay has more than just a kick, it’s a three alarm fire.  The rub is made with habanero chile powder among other things.  If you love spicy food you will love this recipe. You can make the rub in advance and keep it in your spice rack.  When you feel like you need some spice in your life, make this Jerk...
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