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Best and Easiest Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta with Kale Pesto

Can you smell Spring in this plate? Seriously love this dish! It’s fresh, filling, healthy and full of delicious mediterranean flavors.  I couldn’t pass up the beautiful basil I saw at the market yesterday morning, came home with one thought: Pesto Pasta! This is one of my go-to dinner when crunched for time and it’s also my favorite way…

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Greens and Brown Rice with Roasted Almonds

A trip to the Farmer’s Market is necessary to wet the appetite and juice creativity.  I don’t know if that applies to everyone but certainly true for a foodie.  Shopping for food is the most joyful shopping I do, I could spend hours.  As for the Farmer’s Market, it’s no exception.  However, I avoid it on the weekend because…

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Green Energy Smoothie

A beautiful Spring day in the South calls for a not-so-average breakfast.  A nutrient-dense delicious smoothie that can keep you running all day, not to mention full and satisfied.  This has been my breakfast for the last week while traveling.  With variations along the way to keep my taste buds stimulated, I can see a addiction on the way….

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Spiced Kale Chips

Hi there.  I’m still here and really wanting to share recipes.  A year later, I’m still on my detox diet and working really hard to reach a wholesome state of being. Although quite difficult at times,  it has been an enlightening path this detoxing thing.  I have had the opportunity to creatively explore our food and reinvent our meals….

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Roasted Delicata Squash Soup – Perfect Welcome for Fall!

It’s been a mostly rainy first week of Fall, begging for soups and autumn dishes – satisfying, colorful and healthy.  And on a personal note, I’ve been finding much satisfaction in clean and simple cooking, no fads, no trendy ingredients – just what naturally resonates with me.   Many of the recipes lately have been transmuted from flavors of childhood…

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Stuffed Cousa in Lemon Herb Sauce

What a brilliantly sunny and mild week it has been.  The fig tree in the backyard actually believes it’s Spring again and started blooming.  It’s a sneak peak of a glorious Fall season, my absolute favorite.  It’s a wonderful time to plan and organize, and of course to cook.   We are lucky to have a bountiful year-round Farmer’s Market. …

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Lebanese Stuffed Cabbage with Pomegranate & the SuperMoon

I have a fascination with rolling and stuffing things, well in particular vegetables.  It might be a Mediterranean thing, still not sure though.  In Lebanon, we have stuffed grape leaves , stuffed cousa squash, stuffed eggplants, stuffed squid, etc … and stuffed cabbage, which may not sound so appetizing at first glance, but actually is delicious.  The thing is…

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